Marty, i like you was not a fan if the vaccuming. Changing my way of doing it changed my attitude. I do a quick sweep with the broom into the deep end and then vaccuum the deep end while snorkling. Doing it in the pool makes it more like swimming and less like work. Its calm and peaceful and actually enjoyable as my personal 'quiet time'. I still have to spot check the shallow end and slope but its quicker and far more enjoyable than doing it from the patio.cost and amount of work maintaining it the tfp way, is just a no brainer to me...like mowing the lawn. It is like mowing the lawn.——————— We been having so many storms up north. I just vacuum the pool yesterday- vacuum this large pool takes 2 hours. I had the hose in it all day to fill water line past top of skimmer because I vacuum to wast. Had it looking good then this storm came last night. OMG!! Do I vacuum again ? I did leave the pump on all night and that helped but it’s a mess. Owning a pool is lots of work. It’s easy if no wind storms come but now I’m getting frustrated.