I'm new here, so please bear with me... I did several searches, but didn't find the answers I was looking for.
I'm remodeling my pool, and to save money for things I cannot do, I'm doing some of the work myself.
Here is what I have:
20x40 oval w/ 9' deep end, and attached 4 person spa
Hayward: Northstar pump, DE filter, gas heater
Polaris: Eos Command Center & valve actuators, spa side remote, wireless remote, and (uninstalled) C2100 ORP
Automatic cleaner was Kreepy Krawley w/ dedicated plumbing, but he is broken and needs to be replaced.
My neighbor's oak tree dumps bushels of leaves and small twigs in my pool each month (I offered to pay for the removal, and replacement with a different tree further from my fence, but he isn't willing)
Question 1: What would be the best cleaner for my situation? Currently plumbed for suction, but could be replumbed for pressure w/ booster pump. Large leaf load.
Question 2: Should I get a robotic cleaner (and keep the suction option for manual vacuum), and if so, does the robot have to be removed every day (I'm not in town every day due to brief travel).
Question 3: What robot would be best? According to the literature, they all are
I think that is about it for now. Any advice would be appreciated.