This is our first "winter" as pool owners in Louisiana. The previous homeowner did not close her pool, per se, but did have a very expensive year round pool service take care of it. It was sparkling in January. She did not own a pool cover, apparently.
We do not have the luxury of a pool boy, sadly, and my husband has suggested we purchase a cover and close it.
We do have a fair amount of leaf litter that ends up at the bottom of our pool. Manual vacuuming is a real pain when we can't get IN the pool to get to the deep end.
It occurred to me while trying to vacuum today that an actual robotic vacuum might be a better purchase than a cover as it will benefit us (ME!) all year long. Does it make sense to get one over the other? Should we invest in both?