Okay, I am no longer sticking my fingers in the skimmer top to empty the basket. I just now did it and found a snake. I did rescue that flippin snake (after I did some horrible running around/dance thing) and screamed like my 5yo daughter while I did it. Thank goodness my neighbors all work during the day or else they would have thought I was being attacked. Anyway, how can I get the lid up now? My top fits snug so you have to open with both holes and sorta turn as you pull up. Do they make something for this?