Pine Needles in the Northwest...arghhhh

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Chris007
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Pine Needles in the Northwest...arghhhh

Postby Chris007 » Wed 08 Apr, 2009 11:58

After opening my pool I spend hours after each wind storm removing needles. Is there a better solution The current leaf basket is a metal, rectangle (P-24?) and the holes are large and therefore do not stop the needles. Is there another solution?
Has anyone tried fabricating a new metal box using a product traditionally used to keep the roof gutters free of needles.


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Pine Needles in the Northwest...arghhhh

Postby Me... » Wed 08 Apr, 2009 18:35

Does your wife wear pantyhose? Cut the feet out of the old ones and stretch them into the pump basket and/or the skimmer basket. When they get a little full just pull em out and toss em.


Mmm. Or if your wife doesn't wear them, maybe your girlfriend does?
Chris007
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Posts: 2
Joined: Wed 08 Apr, 2009 11:51
My Pool: In-Ground, concrete, Hayward, Pentair
Location: WA

Pine Needles in the Northwest...arghhhh

Postby Chris007 » Thu 09 Apr, 2009 11:45

Thanks Swimming Pool Wizard. I've tried both the pantyhose and the official skimmer basket covers but they only last a few days. I was hoping to find something a bit more permanent. Maybe my expectations are too high.

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