First let me say I wish I had all that advice for the previous 11 years of pool ownership! Glad I found this site.
Here's my question: I always thought vacuuming the pool on waste as soon as possible after killing the algae was very important to reduce the amount of biological material in the pool that uses up the chlorine. (Doesn't even dead algae and other accumulated debris consume free chlorine?) But there was no mention of even vacuuming the pool, either filtered or on waste, during the swamp cleaning process. Is it just assumed you'd be doing this as well, or exactly how best do you combine vacuuming to clean up the spring-time frog bog? I would love to hear that vacuuming on waste isn't necessary because I hate wasting 5 or 6 inches of water out of a 20x40 pool!