Based on the advice of some others on this forum and the other forum I installed a skimmer sock yesterday. My old skimmer basket was cracked so I bought a new one and stuck the sock on it. I went out there today to check on it (we're still trying to clear our water up after a year of negligence by the previous owner) and discovered the skimmer sock was completely clogged with crud, and the skimmer basket had busted it's seams around the bottom and sides! I'm assuming the sock once gooped up was able to put enough pressure on the basket to bust it. Has anyone else had this experience? I really would rather not destroy twelve dollar skimmer baskets on a regular basis.