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Blowing around pools and other water features

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Hotty Toddy, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. Hotty Toddy

    Hotty Toddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 450

    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?
  2. No gloves

    No gloves LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    Leaf vac and garbage can.
    Cam15 likes this.
  3. hal

    hal LawnSite Fanatic
    from Georgia
    Messages: 5,774

    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.
    Cam15 likes this.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,999

    There is a good chance the owner will have a skimmer on a 7 foot pole to help remove the leaves and debris.
    Get your own if you need it.
  5. agm

    agm LawnSite Senior Member
    from NM
    Messages: 414

    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.
    No gloves likes this.

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