I have a large freeform pool (about 30,000 gallons) surrounded by oak trees which gets many leaves and acorns starting Sept/Oct and continuing until March, then tree pollen mid march for 3-4 weeks. The other debris is sand from the moss rock waterfall and travertine decking which ends up in spots along the steps and on the decline to the deep end. I have an infloor caretaker system which does clean some but has never left my pool "clean", I don't think it can keep up with the volume of leaves and pollen that we get.
The pool has a sun shelf in the shallow end with 2 steps down to 3 1/2 ft., then after the shallow area a steep decline to the 7 ft deep end. There are 2 safety seats on the sides of the pool and a deeper shelf in the deep end.
The pool has a return for a cleaner but does not have a booster pump. I also currently have 2 poolskims in but have not been able to get them to work yet, there are 6 returns in the pool and I need to minimize some of them so I can get the flow going to the poolskims.
I am resigned to having to purchase a pool cleaner even after spending all the money on an infloor cleaning system. Knowing what environment I am dealing with, can anyone make suggestions on what cleaner to get? A pressure side clear or a robotic and any suggestions on brands?
Thanks in advance!