There has been some confusion about skimmer socks. So I took a few pictures to clarify things for the beginners. This is a queen-sized knee-high nylon purchased at Walgreens. I prefer white, but sometimes you have to make do with what's in stock.
[center:1eidpzog]What it looks like out of the skimmer.[attachment=2:1eidpzog]skimmer1.jpg[/attachment:1eidpzog]
Side view. Note the clump of debris in the toe.
Cleaning the nylon over the composter.