Why should I use skimmer to help clean my pool?
SKIMMING THE POOL
While vacuuming and brushing remove dirt and debris from the bottom of the pool, they do not remove the debris such as grass, leaves, and bugs which float on the water surface. This debris usually is removed by the skimmer built into the pool deck, but it can accumulate in large amounts and it may take the built-in skimmer an appreciable time to remove it.
By using a hand skimmer, the debris can be quickly removed before it has the opportunity to become saturated with water and sink to the bottom. While there are no specific guidelines as to when the pool should be manually skimmed, it is recommended that it be done either before or after brushing. A manual skimmer can be used in conjunction with the same telescopic pole used for brushing and vacuuming, and can be found at any Pool Supply Store.