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melissah

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Water Skimmers?
« on: September 12, 2016, 01:10:36 pm »

Each horse has a 10 gallon rubber water pan and we can get some nasty wind here so then we get dirt/debris in it. I have 4 altogether because one is in the turn out. I went out this morning and the top of all of them were covered in dirt so I dumped all 3 out and they were just about full. Horses don't drink as much at night. That's 30 gallons wasted. Anyone use a net (fine aquarium net) to skim the tops or any idea's. I hate wasting water.
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Re: Water Skimmers?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 01:25:57 pm »

We use just a regular pool skimmer like you do in a swimming pool.
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Re: Water Skimmers?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 02:01:13 pm »

We use just a regular pool skimmer like you do in a swimming pool.

what about Chlorine? Or buy a new one? Pond skimmer?
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Re: Water Skimmers?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 02:10:37 pm »

The one we use is used only for the water tubs. 
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Re: Water Skimmers?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 04:34:22 pm »

Yep. I use a stainless steel skimmer that is sold in restaurant supply stores. It is designed to skim particles from deep fryers. If you've never worked in a restaurant kitchen, when you fry battered or breaded items (French fries, fish, etc) little particles of batter come off the food and float in the fryer. This will prematurely degrade the oil, so the cooks skim it out frequently. The benefit to me is that the stainless steel does not rust. I hang it on a tree next to the water trough. Guess I've used it about 15 years so far. Don't expect it will wear out soon.
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Re: Water Skimmers?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2016, 09:14:43 am »

I used a net I bought in the toy section of Walmart. 
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