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    Lightbulb What if I do not have a skimmer basket?!?!? Newby need help!

    I just setup our new Intex metal frame pool. And I am about to add the chemicals to the pool and I want to make sure I am doing it correctly. Certain chemicals I am told to add to the skimmer basket? I do not have a skimmer basket, so what am I to do? Please help!!!!!

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    Re: What if I do not have a skimmer basket?!?!? Newby need help!

    I never add any chemicals in the skimmer basket. Usually just add them in front of the return so they can be dispersed throughout the water.
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    Re: What if I do not have a skimmer basket?!?!? Newby need help!

    What chemicals? Are they in a powdered or liquid form? Do you have a skimmer, but not a basket, or just no skimmer?
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    Re: What if I do not have a skimmer basket?!?!? Newby need help!

    This pool school article tells you what to add and how to add it.



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    The CYA stabilizer granules can be suspended in front of a return like this:
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    Re: What if I do not have a skimmer basket?!?!? Newby need help!

    Awesome thank you. I am looking to add the chlorine right now. So far my PH is on point! I had a chlorine feeder but just realized the maintenance kit I got came with granulated chlorine. So I am just going to sprinkle that around the pool. The other chemical is the stabilizer and conditioner, that is the one that only mentions skimmer. I am not to sure what you mean ThinkPad, I do not have one of those skimmer baskets that connect to the filter pump. I do however have a skimmer/net thingy to clean the debris out of the pool.

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    Re: What if I do not have a skimmer basket?!?!? Newby need help!

    Quote Originally Posted by mawiskas View Post
    Awesome thank you. I am looking to add the chlorine right now. So far my PH is on point! I had a chlorine feeder but just realized the maintenance kit I got came with granulated chlorine. So I am just going to sprinkle that around the pool. The other chemical is the stabilizer and conditioner, that is the one that only mentions skimmer. I am not to sure what you mean ThinkPad, I do not have one of those skimmer baskets that connect to the filter pump. I do however have a skimmer/net thingy to clean the debris out of the pool.
    Don;t just sprinkle chlorine granules into the water. They may bleach white freckles into the liner where they sit and dissolve.
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    Re: What if I do not have a skimmer basket?!?!? Newby need help!

    What would you recommend? The bottle says to broadcast the product evenly over a wide area of the deepest part of the pool.

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    Re: What if I do not have a skimmer basket?!?!? Newby need help!

    Read the article Richard posted.
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