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Thread: Skimmer sock option

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    Skimmer sock option

    I saw that one can use a nylon stocking.
    I was shipped a DE filter of the wrong size & they didn't want it back.
    Is it cool to line my skimmer with it? Or better use the proper sock or the nylon?
    Thanks
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    Re: Skimmer sock option

    Knee high stockings are often good, look for ones with as fine a weave as possible. Keep in mind that you will often go through a couple of skimmer socks (or whatever substitute you are using) in a season, so you want to use something inexpensive.
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