Picks up debris and even mud from the bottom of the pool, as well as skimming the surface. Small debris doesn’t slip through the mesh, users note. Durable mesh takes a few seasons to fade. Owners who’ve needed warranty replacement are satisfied. Good customer service.
Rake feels too heavy for some owners. Nabbing surface debris efficiently takes a bit of practice. Net can be difficult to empty and clean.
Hot tub owners especially like the shorter handle and the width of the skimmer net. Works well for cleaning outdoor fountains. Owners like the price point and ease of use.
Aluminum handle is flimsy and doesn’t attach well to the skimmer itself. End cap tends to fall off easily. Some feel the handle is too short. Reports of net separating from rim after several uses.
Owners like that the skimmer net can be removed and replaced. Mesh net is very durable. Does a good job skimming pine needles from pool surface, and leaves settle easily into the mesh. Fits existing skimmer or leaf bag poles, saving users from buying a replacement pole.
Some users find the skimmer diameter a bit small. Mounting to existing extension poles can be challenging. Doesn’t grab small sticks or twigs very well. Some feel the netting mesh holes are too wide.
Users like the durability and depth of this leaf bag skimmer. Extra mesh flap at bottom of bag reduces tangles, and double-layer mesh strengthens bag. Warranty replacement is legit, owners note. Grabs debris from the pool floor easily.
Netting can come apart after a few months. Gets heavy as net fills, especially at the end of a long extension pole. Dark-colored net makes it hard to see how much is in it. Finer mesh creates more drag, making it harder to use. Doesn’t pick up smaller particles well.
Owners find this skimmer sturdy enough to clean the bottom of the pool as well as the surface. Mesh net stays in good shape through multiple seasons. Works well with above-ground and in-ground pools, users note.
Smaller debris like pine needles, pollen, and tiny bugs fall right through the mesh, users note. Some owners had trouble fitting skimmer to existing extension poles. A few reports of skimmer breaking within weeks.
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