Should have put the cover on yesterday. It was a balmy 78 degrees here in Raleigh-Durham. But alas, the post Turkey clean-up and sleepiness did us in. Kept telling myself this year that we'll put the cover on before the leaves start to fall, which coincides with hunting season down here.
Last night we had a cold front come in. Pool was FULL of leaves.....again. It's 40 degrees and windy. Chemicals are in and circulating. Just waiting a few hours before putting the mesh cover on. So, I've developed this routine.
* Skim the leaves off the surfaces
* Watch gusts of wind blow more into the pool
They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, then expecting a different outcome. Decided to actually use my powers of reasoning and intelligence. Put the leaf pole down, came inside to warm up, and put on a pot of tea. Now watching to leaves blow in. The skimmer will get its fair share of the surface leaves, and in a hour I'll get the rest. But, in the meantime, I'm warm.
Lessons learned??? Put the cover on BEFORE hunting season!