I'm in the middle of an algae clean up and have been using a skimmer sock to filter out the extra algae and debris. The pressure from the sock caused my first basket to break. No big deal, I figured there was a lot of **** in my pool and that created extra weight on the basket. I picked up a new one yesterday (which was the correct size) and put it in. This morning, I changed the sock and was going about raking my pool when I heard the pump make a different sound. I checked the pump and it had lost a lot of pressure. So I checked the basket: the sock had fallen into the bottom of the basket and now the basket is jammed and I can't remove it.
I've turned off the filter for now, but I need to get it up and running. Any suggestions for how I can get it out? Should I stop using the sock even though it has saved my filters from having to be changed as often?