Skimmer Angel + Hair Net - Can it work?

hollywoodfrodo

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Feb 20, 2018
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Lakewood, CA
#1
I bought a Skimmer Angel with my test kit and I also want to use the Hair Net on the skimmer as many people here have had great success using those. But since the Skimmer Angel attaches to the middle of the basket, I'm not sure how I will be able to use the Hair Net.

Just wondering if anyone has solved this particular conundrum already and can supply suggestions and/or pics.

Thanks!
 

jblizzle

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May 19, 2010
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#2
I am curious if anyone has a better idea than:
You could put the net in and then install the angel, but then cleaning the net will be troublesome and would have to remove the angel eery time you change the net.
 

tstex

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Aug 28, 2012
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Houston, TX
#3
Few thoughts:

While I agree that a skimmer handle is convenient, I would rather have a cleaner filtering system/pump basket than convenience at skimmer. So for me, I would remove the skimmer angel.

The other option, but not sure if I'd work is to install the hair net around the basket and while install skimmer again, makes sure the hairnet elastic part is outside of the skimmer basket or just around the rim...when pulling it out, you would have to make sure you prevent the hair net, or its contents, be pulling downward.

For me I just get a soft knee pad, set next to skimmer and kneel on this when removing and installing hair nets: fast, quick and easy and I have real clean filters..good luck
 

jblizzle

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#4
It is not a good idea to put the hair nets on the outside of the basket as it is all too easy for it and the debris to get sucked into your plumbing and clog it.
 

tstex

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Aug 28, 2012
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Houston, TX
#5
It is not a good idea to put the hair nets on the outside of the basket as it is all too easy for it and the debris to get sucked into your plumbing and clog it.
I agree, but there's no other way w the angel attachment...good ole back work is the only way to go...sunglasses too

Convenience and functionality are not always proportionally balanced