Occasionally when we open pools, we will come across a real mess. Usually a solid cover that didn't survive the winter, and dumped a whole lot of leaves and nasty water into the pool. So my job is to clean up this mess as quickly and efficiently as possible. So I have heard some people say that I should never try to net out the piles of leaves from the bottom, because it will stir up all the muck, and the pool will take forever to clear up.
I can see how this could make sense, but I can also see how it might not. If you stir up the muck, it will take a while to settle back out, so netting would be a bad thing. But if you stir up the muck, it can now be filtered out. So does anybody know which is right, or if it matters?
For those of you that might ask, why not just vacuum it anyway; sometimes the amount of debris is overwhelming, and can be removed much quicker by netting. You could compare it to cleaning up a landslide with a shop-vac when you have an excavator standing by. Sometimes the pile of debris will clog the vac head repeatedly causing for a long slow process, during which you are wasting water out of the pool.