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    skimmer sock


    I was wondering what exactly is a skimmer sock... Where do you buy one? Thanks in advance..

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    It's a very fine elastic mesh that covers the skimmer basket to catch very small debris before it goes to the filter. A pool store is about your only option. Some people use knee-high stockings, but I don't think the mesh is quite as small.
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    Can't imagine what our pool would look like without the skimmer screens/socks! Our ps sells them for about $10 for 3-pk. WalMart close in price....when they have them. Having only one usable skimmer, 3 socks will last all season.

    If you can't find them, perhaps this will help: AquaChem has a site with a "Where To Buy" button here: ... mmers.html

    Hope this helps.

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    I use the knee highs and they work great, plus they're only 40 cents a pair. I get them at Walgreens. Since they're so cheap I change them every three or four days (on average) and just throw the used one away. They filter out a ton of stuff the skimmer won't catch. Use the whites ones, because the colored ones tend to bleed their color into the water.
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