Struggling with this.
We have 2 large trees near our pool that pretty much PUKE leaves in october. Unfortunately this year, with the drama regarding getting our liner replaced, and then subsequent leaks we had to find and get fixed, we had the pool open much later than we usually do. The pool is scheduled to get closed this tuesday, however we left for a long weekend, during which we had very strong winds and rain, which resulted in a pool completely filled with leaves when we came back. The deep end is probably over 6" deep with leaves, and its proving to be a nightmare to get rid of.
I have a leaf net, and every time i make a pass, it stirs everything aroudn it up making it difficult to make a dent. To top it off, with the up and down temps we've had, we've had algae blooms as a result so half the time i cant even see the bottom to see what i'm doing.
Any suggestions on how to get rid of the leaves most effectively? I thought about donning a wetsuit and goggles and just getting down there with a large mesh bag and the leaf net and doing it by hand. Also thought maybe just set the Multiport to waste and just suck everything out to the street, but wasnt sure if that would cause a problem for the inner workings of the pool pump, although i figured the impeller would shred the leaves on their way out?