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    Skimmer installed now what to do with floater

    Hello all, thanks to several post/pictures and questions I installed my skimmer last night. Worked great, I cut the gasket and It makes since when you see the gasket. Anyway how do you guy's keep the floating chlorine basket out of the skimmer? I have the large one but it wants to park it's lazy rear in the skimmer opening.

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    Brian
    Intex 16X48, Intex sand filter, Game 3/4 HP pump. Springfield Mo

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    Re: Skimmer installed now what to do with floater

    Are you talking about the puck floater?

    We don't use them! That's how you keep it from parking it's lazy rear in the skimmer!
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    Re: Skimmer installed now what to do with floater

    I just put a few pucks in a floater myself (because I understand what they add and need the CYA ... so you?), and agree is usually parks itself at the skimmer while the pump is on, which is fine. And will float away when the pump is off.

    The only concern I have for you is that the pucks would be sitting by your liner which could cause damage to it. I am not sure how liner folks avoid that.
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    Re: Skimmer installed now what to do with floater

    Yes I am talking about the puck floaters. I have always used them seems to keep the chlorine level close to correct. I guess I could tie it off.
    Intex 16X48, Intex sand filter, Game 3/4 HP pump. Springfield Mo

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    Re: Skimmer installed now what to do with floater

    So you monitor your climbing CYA due to the tablet use and adjust the FC up accordingly? And the acidic puck do not plummet your pH and TA too low?

    Or are you not aware of these side-effects?

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    Re: Skimmer installed now what to do with floater

    puck floaters!!!!!!!!!!!!

    im going to go sit quietly in the corner now and calm down.............
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    Re: Skimmer installed now what to do with floater

    Be gentle, he doesn't know he stepped on a land mine.

    I used pucks and a floater exclusively for 25 years on my old pool. It works fine if you empty every fall and start fresh in the spring. I would tether the floater to a brick so it stayed in an area with decent water circulation but out of the higher use real-estate, specifically a few feet from a deep end return on the far side of the pool.

    Now that I have a plaster pool that I can't empty, I still do the same thing with the same ancient floater when I use pucks to raise CYA or while on vacation.
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    Re: Skimmer installed now what to do with floater

    Thank you for those who answered the question I asked. I have used them for several years along with other people I know, that's just the way I do it.
    Intex 16X48, Intex sand filter, Game 3/4 HP pump. Springfield Mo

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