Pool noodle in skimmer


Well-known member
Oct 12, 2009
I like the idea of using a pool noodle in the skimmer to prevent freeze/cracking. However how do you keep the pool noodle from floating on the water surface and therefore offering little protection?


TFP Expert
In The Industry
Jun 12, 2009
Exeter, PA
I usually use a gizzmo but if you can't for some reason (for example you might have an aquagenie skimmer that does not accept a gizzmo) then I take a gallon of antifreeze and add rocks or pea gravel to the jug until it's no longer buoyant. You can use that jug year after year until the plastic on the jug wears out and cracks.

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