Our pool is surrounded by trees. This time of year, the birch trees that overhand the pool are dropping tiny little seeds into the pool constantly. The bottom of the skimmer basket is coated with seeds by the end of the day, and a lot of them make their way into the pump basket and are difficult to remove. I bought some skimmer socks so I could prevent these seeds from getting into the pump basket, but I’m afraid they won’t work with the skimmer basket that I have because it has a long handle in the middle. My skimmer basket is called the SkimPro and it has a long removable vented handle in the middle that prevents the skimmer from clogging when it gets full of leaves so the pump won’t get damaged. It has saved my pump from burning out on numerous occasions when it got full of leaves after a storm. I am able to wrap the skimmer sock around the inside of the basket when then removable handle is off, but I really don’t want to use the basket with the vented handle off since it protects the pump from clogs if it fills up with leaves. I tried putting the handle back on with the skimmer sock intact but it tore. I’m afraid the skimmer sock could come off completely over time since it is torn. Do they make some heavier skimmer socks that won’t tear as easily when I put the skimmer handle back on, or is there another way to attach it so it will not get torn when the handle is put back on? The skimmer socks I purchased are very thin, but I wasn’t sure if they made any skimmer socks that are thicker.