Someone suggested using hair nets in the skimmer basket in place of pool socks and I thought it was worth a try because I could buy 100 hair nets for about $6.00 on Amazon. That's really cheap compared to the cost of pool sock$. Yesterday my order of hairnets arrived and since we already have a sock in the skimmer I suggested to my husband he put one on the skimmer net. He has a thing about the tiny bits of debris that float on surface of the water. I can live with the tiny debris but I can't live with him complaining about it every day! The holes in the skimmer net are too large to catch the tiny bits that float on the surface of our pool.
Because everyone always wants to know where are the pictures, I have included pictures showing how he put the hair net onto the skimmer net and the results.
The hair nets work beautifully! The pool was looking good but it now looks great! Even better, a marriage has been saved!
Here is the link to my hair net purchase. Brand name hair nets are also for sale in a dispenser box but at about twice the price. Don't know if they are better.
Disposable Hair Net, Spun-Bonded Polypropylene, White, 100 per Bag: Science Lab Hairnets: Amazon.com: Industrial Scientific
Here are the pictures. The drain by the cat's chest in the last picture is 8' deep.
Just turn the pump off momentarily?My vacuum plate tends to get stuck in place after vacuuming, and it's impossible to remove by hand. I used to insert a piece of wood into the hole in the plate and pry it out that way, until one time it was stuck so badly it cracked the wood! Now maybe this is common knowledge, but I "discovered" that the tapered rubber/plastic cap at the end of the vacuum pole fits perfectly into the vacuum plate hole, and the pole easily prys the plate out no matter how stuck it is.
Next time your at the store buy a PVC cap for 50 cents and drill a 3/16 hole in it. Glue it to the end. Makes a cool whistling sound when filling and sealing the end can be done by a 4 year old.I've started using the small diameter piece of PVC to get water out of the pool for testing. Great idea and you can do it standing up. Ladies, I use a 1/2 instead of 3/4 inch as the smaller is easier to use with my feminine thumb. :-D