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    cleaning skimmer baskets

    Is there a trick to cleaning skimmer baskets. I swear I can never get mine clean, despite pressure washing, brushing, etc.
    I know I saw somewhere an aluminum basket somewhere and was wondering if anyone has one and is it easier to clean?
    Pros/cons....and where in heck did you find it.
    Thanks
    Deena
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    Re: cleaning skimmer baskets

    I use skimmer socks in mine, rinse them out with hose. They last about 5 weeks. Some people have used knee highs.

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    Re: cleaning skimmer baskets

    Sorry I should have been more specific. It's not the skimmers on the pool side, I'm talking about the basket near the pump.
    Deena
    http://www.lindbrookstargazer.ca
    100,000 liter IG vinyl liner
    Rolachem Chlorine & Muratic acid Auto feeders/Pool Perfect Auto feeder
    Pentair 30" filter (Tagelus) Sand filter/Centruion switchless pump 1.5/.25 HP

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    Re: cleaning skimmer baskets

    I just rinse my pump basket with a hose, inside and outside. Very little left in it afterwards.

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    Re: cleaning skimmer baskets

    I just take mine out, hold it upside down and knock it on anything hard. The only thing still in it is Dog hair which I have to take out with my hand. Keep in mind, most of the stuff in my pump skimmer is leaves as it is the primary(and only) skimmer for our pool most of the time.

    Adam
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