I'll get it cleaned off - already did that once. I juts want that panel clean because the water should be draining. I haven't checked, but they are saying they are already tightened.Duct tape a 2nd handle to a push broom. It doesnt mater what kind of other handle, you just need the length. It can be the pool brush, rake, long shovel, etc. Use that to pull the leaves off the cover. Next, pump off whatever water is left. Then tighten all the straps that run through/near that area starting with the short ones.