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Thread: Questions about the sock and skimmer method

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    Questions about the sock and skimmer method

    On this board, I keep seeing this sock and skimmer method. I'm more of a visual guy, and I'm also scared of screwing up my pool. So I was hoping someone could answer my questions. The local pool store told me to add 5lbs of stabilizer to my 22,000 gallon, in ground saltwater pool.

    1) 5 lbs is obviously a lot, so do I just divide it between the 2 skimmers?
    2) do I put stabilizer in the socks, them tie the socks? Do I just leave the sock(s) to sit in the skimmer baskets? Or do I take the basket out and tie the sock to something?
    3) I see y'all suggest a 24 hour pump run afterward. Does this clock start the moment I put the stabilizer in or does it start after it dissolves?

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    Re: Questions about the sock and skimmer method

    1) Either way. Splitting between the two skimmers is simplest.
    2) In the sock, tie the sock off, drop in skimmer, done.
    3) 24 hours from when you put the sock in the skimmer.
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    Re: Questions about the sock and skimmer method

    You rule!

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