And no, it's not duck tape for once!
I got tired of every time I remove the skimmer basket for cleaning that invariably tons of little once "floaters" turn into sinkers and end up headed straight to the pump basket if not removed. So I bit the bullet and made a heavy investment into a 69 cent minnow bucket dip net to combat the problem. Also works wonders to run around the waterline of the pool where all the little particles seem to cling for dear life. No need in my system having to remove all that little particulate matter. Try it, you'll like it!