Well only a week into pool ownership and I had my first skimmer surprises tonight. I checked the shallow end skimmer and found a nice dead mouse floating around in circles. And of course this had to be the skimmer basket without a handle on it. Well, I got him out and dumped it in the woods. I went to check the other skimmer and I had a nice little lively frog swimming around with the leaves. I got this basket out a bit easier and I sent Mr. frog hopping into the woods as well.
With these surprises in mind, I need a better handle on these skimmer baskets. The one that has a handle is pretty much flush with the top of the basket and with a load of leaves in the skimmer, I can foresee having to dig my hand in there and search for the handle. Not a good thing given my surprises tonight.
Joys of pool ownership!