I have been reading and researching all day to try to figure out a solution to my problem of no skimming.
I have one return skimmer. I bought a poolvergnuegen sweeper that is AWESOME. works great! BUT now I don't have a skimmer. The combination of the trees around my pool and my dogs in it I end up with a LOT of floating debris. So everyday I am skimming the pool with the net.
I saw the pentair vac mate at the pool store and thought that was the ticket but have read that most people don't like the vac-mate.
Also the Polaris LCS Leaf Canister & Skimmer looked great but it is expensive and discontinued. (I have found a few sites that still have them in stock)
Some people like the pool devil or pool skim and that might work but I only have two returns in my pool and as it is right now i have to valve most of my return to the spill over jacuzzi so i don't push the hose for the sweeper in to the deep end causing the sweeper to stay in the deep end. Also the returns are not threaded. there is one return that is threaded but for some reason it was plugged some time before I got the house in October. It is plugged with some sort of rubberized putty or caulking.