Middle of "winter" here in Texas. Have had a solar cover on for past 2 months or so. I sweep the cover with my pool brush at least once a week and place debris in dust pan or into Poolskim and empty Poolskim weekly. Decided to run my Aquabot yesterday (1st time in 2 months), thinking there may be a few leaves that dropped around the edges. Wow, this thing is a pool cleaner's dream! Still going strong!
And run#2 and bottom is clean.