Since a few people showed interest for it, here are my first impressions of the Aqua Genie skimmer.
I've had my pool filled with water less than a week ago, so this is just preliminary info.
There's a fairly large Telia (basswood) tree in my neighbors yard, about 10 feet from the edge of my pool. This is a nasty dirty tree, continually discharging leaves, seeds and ugly beetles. Before we had the inground pool installed, we had one of those Intex inflatable swimming pools under it and it was always filled with debris falling from the tree.
So far, I'm amazed with how clean my pool as stayed. As soon as a leave falls in the pool, you can see it go fairly rapidly around the pool wall and directly in the skimmer. Not a single debris has had time to sink to the bottom of the pool, they all end-up directly in the skimmer basket. I've had to vacuum the bottom of my pool, but only to remove sand and rocks that fell in the pool during the installation of the concrete sidewalk.
The leaf skimmer net is still in the box, I've had no reasons to use it yet.
I don't know how much of this is due to the Aqua Genie design or if any skimmer would work the same with the small size and shape of my pool, but so far I'm a happy camper