Try my cure: Whether you have a cartridge filter or a DE filter, you have a small skimmer basket near your pool filter. This catches all the goodies that come through the pipes, like dog fur, pine needles, leaves and the like. Sand and dirt particles are meant to escape this basket through the small holes, then lodging in your filter. Dog fur probably was not a consideration when pool filters were designed. While some will pass through to the filter without my little trick, this sneaky pet solution will solve all your furry worries....and save your filter.
© photo copyright 2009 Carrie Boyko
When I forget to use this nifty cure, it is rather a pain to clean out the basket. Wet fur presses into all the cracks and crevices, making it tough to remove. When my pool repairman told me about this solution, it seemed so simple, yet brilliant. Simply take a knee sock pantyhose and place the toe end into the small skimmer basket. Roll the opening over the top of the basket and viola', you have a Super Duper Dog Fur Collector. I change it out about every week or so.
Do you think I could market this idea? Hmm?
© photo copyright Carrie Boyko 2008
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