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    What to do with leaf rakeings?

    When I leaf rake my pool, I would just put the leaves on the grass. Then when I mowed, it would be bagged up and go to the green bin for trash. Since I live in the land of fruits and nuts and we are on water restrictions, we are getting artificial turf in the back yard where the pool is. What can I do? Besides dump the leaves out then rake them and then the green bin? The turf isn't in yet but I have been trying different ways. Into a bucket, directly into the green bin, dump them then rake. What I can think of seems like extra steps and is kinda aggravating the times I have tried it.

    What do you do? My agp is buried so its kinda like an inground pool with a vinyl liner. I am thinking about a robot for cleaning but what do I do with the skimmed leaves and such?
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    Re: What to do with leaf rakeings?

    Perhaps a compost bin would work.
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    Re: What to do with leaf rakeings?

    I use a plastic waste basket with a foot operated pedal to lift the lid. I drilled a couple of holes in the bottom so the water drains out. When it is full, I add it to the lawn waste bag and put it on the curb. It sits along the garden wall so it doesn't draw attention to itself.
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    Re: What to do with leaf rakeings?

    Oh please!.........I must have 30 bags full of leaves piled up by the side of the house now............(after I just put 15 curbside for pick up tomorrow) (in leaves!)
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    Re: What to do with leaf rakeings?

    I clean my skimmer and my polaris 380 into a Home Depot Bucket that the gardeners dump once a week. You need to dump the vacuum and get a robot.
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    Re: What to do with leaf rakeings?

    I just dump the net(s) into my green yard waste can and put it out.
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    Re: What to do with leaf rakeings?

    rig2, I'm missing something when you talk about "extra steps". Why not just empty them into the "green bin" directly from the pool and let them drain and dry there and put them out on collection day ??
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    Re: What to do with leaf rakeings?

    We put all of our leaves and grass into the compost bin. In the spring we spread compost into our flower beds.
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