Pool socks effect on chlorine

grottoguy

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 24, 2014
462
NJ
When a pool sock is used in the skimmer the skimmer basket retains a lot of dirt and other stuff which would otherwise flow through to the filter. Does that cause the pool to use more chlorine while it attacks the stuff retained in the skimmer basket?
 

JVTrain

TFP Expert
Feb 3, 2014
5,081
Central Minnesota
The socks should actually reduce your chlorine demand if you think about it. Rather than being trapped in the filter for a longer period of time (between backwash or cartridge cleaning), if you remove and clean the socks regularly, you're removing that material from the pool circulation system sooner.