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    vac question

    my vac goes thru my skimmer. do i need to remove the skimmer sock before i vacuum?
    24 ft. 52 in. deep above ground
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    Re: vac question

    with my vac you have to take the basket out and plug the vac hose into the pipe at the bottom of the skimmer. is that how yours is?
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    Re: vac question

    I would. If the sock clogs, it can damage the skimmer basket.
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    Re: vac question

    i have to put plate adapter plate in top of skimmer then attach vac to adapter plate. the skimmer sock does get clogged. do i have to take basket out to vac?
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    Re: vac question

    ok sorry, totally different. pay no attention to anything I've typed.
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    Re: vac question

    Take the sock off, leave the basket, attach the plate. Vacume, replace sock.
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    Re: vac question

    Quote Originally Posted by reebok
    with my vac you have to take the basket out and plug the vac hose into the pipe at the bottom of the skimmer. is that how yours is?
    If I were you, I'd get a vac plate so you can still use the basket. Good protection against clogged pipes.
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    Re: vac question

    I don't vacuum ;)
    (see sig)
    but I did learn my new thing for the day. never heard of those before.
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    Re: vac question

    thanks for info. starting to get control of my pool.
    24 ft. 52 in. deep above ground
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