Idea For A Skimmer Basket? Or maybe it already exists?


Silver Supporter
Mar 17, 2019
Chandler, AZ
As I was cleaning the rough/mesh/screen filters for my Dolphin S200 this morning, I noticed how much debris they trap and how easy they are to clean - just hose them off for a few seconds and you're done.

Since I use a hairnet to trap finer debris in my skimmer basket, it got me to thinking: Are there skimmer baskets made of the same screen material as the robot filters? Yeah they'd be a little more expensive, but they would eliminate the need for hairnets and prevent just about anything from making its way to the pump basket.

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Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Great idea if you are home often to clear them. Might be an issue for absentee pool owners that no one cleans the skimmer for a week, or sometimes longer.


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 12, 2009
NW Ohio
Have you ever shopped for a replacement skimmer basket? There are hundreds of different shapes and sizes. That's a lot of different designs required for a startup attempting to go up against 1-size-fits-most cheap skimmer socks.