Liquid Blanket and Skimmer Socks

Patrickoleary

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Apr 7, 2019
157
Greensburg,PA
I use the Heatr liquid blanket product and also use skimmer socks. In the skimmer socks, I get a lot of white substance that I am guessing is the liquid blanket? I assumed the socks would let that through, but am questioning it with now seeing the white substance in the sock daily. Any experience? I don't want to waste money on the liquid blanket if it is getting caught in the skimmer sock and I am tossing it out. Or obviously, I could take the skimmer socks off.
 

Patrickoleary

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Apr 7, 2019
157
Greensburg,PA
It might be pollen or dust getting trapped in the liquid blanket. .
We do have a number of trees and bushes nearby (we're the second owners, so we didn't do the landscaping!). Whatever it is, it clogging up the sock and causing low flo on the heater, and could be worse for the pump. With the sock, we need to be checking it much more often to prevent that.

Would the same thing happen with the liquid blanket at the filter instead of the sock?
 

Richard320

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Jan 6, 2010
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San Dimas, CA (LA County)
We do have a number of trees and bushes nearby (we're the second owners, so we didn't do the landscaping!). Whatever it is, it clogging up the sock and causing low flo on the heater, and could be worse for the pump. With the sock, we need to be checking it much more often to prevent that.

Would the same thing happen with the liquid blanket at the filter instead of the sock?
I don't know. Never used the stuff.
 

Rocket J Squirrel

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Jun 7, 2018
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Alamo, CA
Skimmer socks have always seemed too fine to me. I use hair nets instead. Obviously, the really fine stuff gets through the hair nets, but they do catch the big chunks (and bugs) and don't clog.