Hello everyone. So I am very new to the whole pool world. I have a Summer Escapes 12' x 30 in. deep Metal Frame Pool Set with SkimmerPlus 600 Filter Pump with GFCI. My main issue at the moment is that my pump has very little pressure when I place the skimmer basket into it. If I pull the skimmer basket out where the water from the pool is going straight into my filter it has very good water pressure going back into my pool but soon as you put that skimmer back in it goes back to very little pressure. I have made sure that the skimmer is not clogged which is not the case. My husband thinks that by NOT using the skimmer the filter is not doing any good? My concern with not using the skimmer is that this will wear my filter out to fast won't it? I have also been taking my filter out and cleaning it often as well. Any suggestions on what I should do? Is my pump just junk? Not hooked up right maybe? Blah!!! Thanks for taking the time to read .