American Products FAS 100 Pool Skimmer Basket, B172

    American Products FAS 100 Pool Skimmer Basket, B172 is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Image Shown B-172, Replaces American Products 85003900 Plastic Skimmer Basket; Used On American Products Fas-100 Above Ground Pool Skimmer. B-172 and Other Fas-100 Parts Can Be Viewed On Schematic in our parts department.
American Products FAS 100 Pool Skimmer Basket, B172
Manufacturer#: B-172
Item#: ZALA5005
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    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor design Poorly designed product. The basket works fine for awhile, but then the plastic lip breaks off when the basket is lifted from its receptacle for cleaning. I ordered a replacement, which had a slightly different design--a plastic handle with ball joints at the ends that fit into holes at either end of the basket. Both the lip and the handle designs work fine as long as there's little or nothing in the basket. But if the basket is filled with pond debris, then the weight is sufficient to break off the lip or the handle. But isn't the whole point of this basket to collect debris? I ended up improvising a handle by threading a double length of wire through the holes at each end, a handle strong enough to carry both the basket and a full load of leaves and other debris out of the receptacle without breaking. Why didn't American Products think of that?
    Date published: 2019-06-13
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