Any new products on the market for plugging skimmer? I have a autocover that I like to leave supported in snow load during winter. My observation is everyone I know who lowers water below skimmer ends up replacing cover in 5 years....I am hoping for double. I tried the simpooltech plug two years in a row, both times it failed over the winter, but my pool noodle and gizzmo saved me. I don't want to risk it again. Are there other options? I think the plug would work if had some type of traction pulling it into skimmer? Any new ideas?