Swimming pool skimmers
Swimming pool skimmers keep debris to a minimum.
Skimmers are highly recommended for all areas and seasons. Mostly, they consist of a net or a rake on a telescopic pole. (The pole is usually sold separately, and should be chosen based on how long a pole you will need. The suggested material is aluminum, as this usually provides the best strength and durability, but may be prone to bending).
The point of them is simple and straightforward: Scoop out leaf littler, or any other debris that may happen to fall into the pool water. Regular use of one of these is an easy way to maintain your pool, and while it will require more then just a skimmer, proper and prompt use can extend the life of your pump.