I'll admit...my impression of this community is that of a fairly well off financially (or at least over-extended) and innovative group.
That said...I almost feel silly bringing this up...but I'll blame it on my wife as she was the one who taught me the technique.
We've got a round 24' pool.
The following describes a process she learned as a child: we end nearly every evening of swimming by creating a "group whirlpool".
We then exit the pool and let the water continue to swirl. This has the effect of bringing 95% of the pool dirt to the center of the pool, where it collects and sits undisturbed until the next morning.
Then, the first person (usually a kid) in the pool either takes the hand-skimmer with'em and picks up as much debris as they can, or an adult hooks up the suction hose, put on a pair of goggles...and vacuums the 6' circle of dirt manually.
It always seemed kind of silly to me...but it seems to take just a few minutes and I'll admit...we've got a pretty clean pool.
Anyone else use the "whirlpool" method?