Blowing around pools and other water features

Hotty Toddy

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Little Rock
I spent three hours today blowing leaves from around a pool and a water feature/koi pond. Much of the time was spent trying to avoid blowing into the water and removing the debris that did get in it.

is there a way around this? Or do you just bill more giving the added complexity? Do you think it’s your responsibility to clean out the pool or pond when done?
 

No gloves

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
California
I spent three hours today blowing leaves from around a pool and a water feature/koi pond. Much of the time was spent trying to avoid blowing into the water and removing the debris that did get in it.

is there a way around this? Or do you just bill more giving the added complexity? Do you think it’s your responsibility to clean out the pool or pond when done?
Leaf vac and garbage can.
 

hal

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Georgia
Blow from the edge of the pool out, any big stuff I will try to clean out the filter will get the rest. If it's by the pool the leaves will get in the pool naturally, which ones did you blow in there, any bodies guess.
 

agm

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NM
We actually have a clause in our contracts that states, "although our crews will do their best to not get any debris in your swimming pools and ponds, let it be known that on occasion it does happen. We do not carry hand skimmers to clean out pools and ponds. Should there be a substantial amount of debris in your pool or pond, please contact us to discuss further options."
In 16 years of business, we have yet to have a customer call us for getting debris in there pool or pond.
 

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