As with everyone else, we've had very warm days. Wind blew cover off, and lots of leaves/debris fell into water. I didn't want to cover it back up with the warm temps, but not sure what to do now. I've added a few gallons of bleach and agitated it somewhat using a submersible pump (hose snaking through the water type thing..clearly not the most effective method!). Trying to scoop out as much debris as I can, but don't think I can get enough without vacuuming...but hate to start things up so early, as more than likely, we will get a cold snap at some point. I doubt water temps will be swim-able till May at any rate.
So, has anyone come up with some very clever way to 'vacuum' out leaves, etc, without hooking up the filter system?? Rigged up shop vac??? Anything? Just want to avoid the expense of paying to run the filter and extra 2 months but not be able to use the pool. I guess if worse comes to worse, I just do the best I can mixing in bleach, but plan to drain and start from scratch at 'open' time. Thanks!