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    Lots and lots of leaves!

    So here's another dumb question - we've had some pretty strong winds for a couple of days which has blown a tremendous amount of leaves and stuff into the pool. Right now I'm skimming it and brushing at least twice a day to try to catch as much as I can and the Polaris is running about two hours a day. Should I run the Polaris more?
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    Re: Lots and lots of leaves!

    Remove all the big stuff manually. Does your pool look clean? If so, you are running the Polaris enough.
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    Re: Lots and lots of leaves!

    Dave - it was clean yesterday but not so much this morning! I've been out twice already emptying the skimmers and getting as much as I can out. A couple of weeks ago when we had the high winds and hail I had the same problem and wound up filling a small garbage can with the stuff I pulled out. All the trees except one are on the far side of the yard!
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    Re: Lots and lots of leaves!

    Every pool has different surroundings but in my pool (I get a huge amount of leaves) I have found that a sturdy pole and net are my best defense.......the vacs just don't get them well enough.

    Dirt and small debris is completely different and I leave that entirely up to the auto-vac. I probably run my robot every day for around 3 hours daily but then I have a large pool which is maybe the biggest influence.

    You simply have to learn your pool and decide what works best for your situation.
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    Re: Lots and lots of leaves!

    Definitely agree with duraleigh. If you keep getting a lot of leaves on your pool better find a good solution and I find covering it a nice option as you don't need to run your vacuum most of the time. It'll save you more time and energy that way.

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