Skim-A-Round features the first standard skimmer basket which traps it's own debris. When the pool pump turns off, the debris trap will automatically float 1 inch above the water line to trap the debris inside the basket. This will also expose the carry handle. To empty the basket simply pull the carry handle out of the water, pull up on the "debris trap" (top) until it separates from the "basket" (bottom). Empty as normal and snap them back together.