I made a major error a few days ago when trying to use my vacuum plate. I wasn't thinking and used it after I took the skimmer basket out. Now I can not get it out. I have tried prying it out, using my air compressor, and have been thinking of trying to cut it out, but am afraid of busting the actual skimmer. Anyone have any ideas?? Short of having to break my concrete deck and replace the whole skimmer?? It's embarrassing...not paying attention. Thanks for your time. I should add that I have tried these things after turning off the pump.