Figured this was the right place for this if not mods feel free to move:
After one season of using our pool I'm compliling a list of things I would have done differently and I can tell you putting planters right next to my pool is slowly rising near the top. Had a wind storm blow through over the past 24 hours and as usually the remaining landscape bark and dirt ended-up in my pool. Prior to turning on my pump I think I'm going to run and grab either the 1 gallon paint can strainers for my skimmers as they seem to have a finer mesh than the pool store skimmer filters and figure out something to put in my Hayward leaf canister to filter out the dirt prior to it hitting my pump. I know where to get the paint can filters but no clue what do to with the leaf canister, any ideas?
Also, there's a lot of dirt in my pool (pictures only show a small area) will I run the risk of hurting my pump as these filters fill with dirt or in other words potentially cutting off flow or slowing flow to my pump?