The horrendous winds the last couple days did a number on my pool. I have one lemon tree in my yard, but it's looking like the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, and most of what it lost ended up in the pool. I skimmed off what was floating after the first night's winds. It seems like things have settled down, so I raced home from work and started cleaning things up while I still had a little day light. I manually dragged out what I could first.... about ten gallons worth of soggy leaves. Then I hooked up the vacuum and commenced clogging up the strainer basket. I only had to stop and empty it a few times. I'd say I got better than 98% of the stuff out of the pool. It's safe to say that backwashing is going to be needed more than annually this year.
Judging from the pressure rise on the filter, I'd say I picked up six months worth of dirt in one day.