I would like to try something new to manage leaves.
I've been in this house with my first pool for 3 years now. The in ground vinyl pool is beautifully landscaped surrounded by three River Birtches and a Japanese Maple.
I keep a solar cover on the pool at night.
Unfortunately, in the spring the Birtches drop seed pods for several weeks and then start dropping leaves whenever there is a hint of dryness.
The filtration system is a 1hp with a sand filter. 2 skimmers a main drain in the deep end and 5 returns. Wind usually blows leaves to the shallow end where there is a skimmer.
I find the skimmer doesn't have enough pull to get much so I run the Baracuda to pick leaves off the bottom of the pool, which makes it so I cannot run the skimmers.
When the kids or I take the solar cover off there are allot of leaves on top and they end up in the pool....
I run the pump from 2pm to 10pm. The Baracuda never gets all the leaves, but is allot better than vacuuming daily.
What do you think of a PoolSkim in the shallow end and The PoolCleaner or a robot to replace the Baracuda? I don't need something to clean walls, I don't mind brushing those, just looking to manage the leaves a whole lot better.