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Thread: How to make a skimmer sock?

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    How to make a skimmer sock?

    The pollen is out in full force ... this is my first pollen season with the pool ... and I don't have a filter sock ... can I just use some panty hose or something like that? I can't get to the pool store for a few days, so I need a substitution!
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    Re: How to make a skimmer sock?

    Yes you can use a knee high. That's what I use and I use them all the time. They will catch a lot of junk so check them fairly often when you have high pollen days. They can restrict flow when they are full. 😎
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    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: How to make a skimmer sock?

    Maybe I should put one on my head too! My allergies are going crazy!

    At least this is a good use for the hose I never wear!
    SwimNPlay AG 15x33 oval 48" high 12k gallons - Used pool set up July 2013
    Hayward sand filter, Sta-Rite 3/4 HP pump
    Kleen Machine Robot, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: How to make a skimmer sock?

    We're not in pollen season yet here, but I have allergies also.
    The knee highs are cheaper than the skimmer socks too. 😎
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: How to make a skimmer sock?

    It will be there soon! I just noticed the first yellow here yesterday and overnight it just multiplied!

    "sock" installed, bleach added, robot running ... this is the longest amount of time I have spent on the pool for 6 months! The only casualty from the freezing winter seems to be our waterhose, which probably needed to be replaced anyway.

    Sooooo glad I found this forum!!
    SwimNPlay AG 15x33 oval 48" high 12k gallons - Used pool set up July 2013
    Hayward sand filter, Sta-Rite 3/4 HP pump
    Kleen Machine Robot, TF-100 test kit
    Central NC

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    Re: How to make a skimmer sock?

    We're glad your enjoying the forum ! It's a great place to learn the right way of doing things for your pool and other things as well. 😎
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: How to make a skimmer sock?

    Yes, the only thing I have left to do is to find some replacement parts for the pool - the caps that go on top of the metal pieces at the top of an AGP ... I am hoping that the pool store can figure out which ones they are. ... I just need the ones for the two rounded ends.
    SwimNPlay AG 15x33 oval 48" high 12k gallons - Used pool set up July 2013
    Hayward sand filter, Sta-Rite 3/4 HP pump
    Kleen Machine Robot, TF-100 test kit
    Central NC

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