In 1954, Skimlite combined the strength of 304 stainless steel and plated spring steel fabricated to a solid aluminum handle to create the first light weight skimmer for the swimming pool industry. This patented design is still available today in round, square and rake style frames with pockets of 4" (R4 or S4) , 8" (R8 or S8) , 10"(RKFC) and 16"(R16) depths. Also available is a very coarse mesh screen used in heavy leaf conditions (RK88). These original leaf skimmers and rakes are made to provide many years of use for the commercial pool application or homeowner. The protective vinyl tubing can be easily replaced when worn, while the netting and stainless steel need to be rescreened at the factory.