Wonder why no one makes a skimmer basket similar to the fine mesh filters in modern robots. Would eliminate need for skimmer socks! Don't like how a sock (or hairy net) covers up the handle. If you know of any, let me know!
Probably time for a replacement anyway. Try to find one with the metal rod type handle.My handle doesn't come off easily. 15 year old basket is bound to break if I try.
I've got 99 more to use up and I'll try those . Just ordered a new basket with the removable straight handle. Just saying, if whoever makes them robot baskets wants a new product, this is it.I have two sets of baskets. One set is always ready to go.
All I have to do is swap the dirty set for the clean set, and then I can take my time getting the dirty set ready to go again.
I do not like the springy hairnets that come as a tube, I like these.. Lifesoft, Bouttant caps Hair nets 21"
If you run a VS pump at low RPMs you will have to add a rock to keep the hairnet from floating up when empty. Just make sure the rock is way too big to every get into the pipe under the skimmer basket.
And the nets I use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L0C78FCAs long as we're sharing, here's the hair nets I use for skimmer socks: