Skimmer basket nets

azjoshers79

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Sep 11, 2015
305
Mesa, AZ
I keep seeing people reference using cheap nets from Amazon. Can someone recommend a good choice? I looking for fine filtration, something to stop pollen.


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JoyfulNoise

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May 23, 2015
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Surface
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Chlorine
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SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40

azjoshers79

Well-known member
Sep 11, 2015
305
Mesa, AZ
These are the expensive version -

Amazon.com : Jed Industries 80-852 Pool Skimmer Sock : Swimming Pool Skimmers : Patio, Lawn Garden

But now I use these -

Amazon.com: Disposable Hair Net, Spun-Bonded Polypropylene, White, 100 per Bag: Sports Outdoors

Note, the hair nets will likely not help with the pollen.


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I will likely use the expensive version right now while I am having pollen issues. Then switch to the cheap versions. Thank you for your help!


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rphpool

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Mar 4, 2015
706
Sugar Land , TX
Can I ask why you would want to use the nets? I have a Pentair 520 4 cartridge filter that does just fine. Are you trying to avoid cleaning your cartridge filter after pollen season. Our pollen season is just starting to get real bad and just curious.
 

JoyfulNoise

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Can I ask why you would want to use the nets? I have a Pentair 520 4 cartridge filter that does just fine. Are you trying to avoid cleaning your cartridge filter after pollen season. Our pollen season is just starting to get real bad and just curious.

From my experience, using the fine skimmer sock really cuts down on the fine particulates going into the filter. My filter definitely stays cleaner. The cheaper hair nets are great for the large debris and it allows you to just pull the net out with all the gunk in it and throw it all away. No need to rinse out the strainer basket with a hose or anything.


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YippeeSkippy

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Jan 17, 2012
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Evans, Georgia
I use the regular skimmer socks that you rinse out and reuse. Having a hose nearby makes it fast and easy. They sure do save my filter from all that fluffy icky pollen!

My concern about the disposable hairnet ones is that being made out of polypropylene they are not biodegradable.
 

gary300

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Dec 15, 2014
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Riverside California
I have been using the hair nets for a while now and they work great. My filter pressure has not increased at all since I have started using a robot to clean the pool and using hair nets in my skimmers.
 

Flbeachluvr

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Mar 19, 2016
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Port Orange, FL
And how do they go in the basket, stretched over the top or do you stretch them and then weigh them down with something? Anyone care to post a photo?
 

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atttech-2

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Jul 24, 2015
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I stretch mine over the skimmer and weight down with a rock that is slightly bigger than my suction line in case I accidentally drop it in the skimmer while the basket is out. Picture when I get home unless someone beats me to it.
 

chiefwej

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Jun 12, 2011
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an even cheaper method, knee high pantie hose from Walmart..

The hairnets are $6 per 100. I know the knee highs are reusable, but they don't last very long because the chlorine eats the elastic. You just toss the hair nets and you have to clean the knee highs. That's why I switched.

I do still use knee highs in my leaf canister because they fit better.
 

grottoguy

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Aug 24, 2014
463
NJ
I just ordered this as my pool is getting a lot of pollen. Can or should these be used on the pump basket as well?
 

chiefwej

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NO!
Never use anything in the pump basket. It's way too likely to wind up wrapped around the pump impeller.
 

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