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Cutting around in-ground pool

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by imalandscper, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. imalandscper

    imalandscper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    Anyone have any accounts like this? no matter what i do i have to keep cleaning it out! Any tips guys?
  2. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Clean it out? That's why pools have skimmer systems. If not, what little I get in the pool, the pool boy can take care of on Friday.
  3. A Leaf Above

    A Leaf Above LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    Its hard to keep all the clippings out of the pool if its within a couple of feet from the turf area .If your usin a mower make sure the chute is away from pool , if using atrimmer ,use the head so it rotates away from the pool at slightly downward angle .
  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,385

    If you have a helper, have them stand to the side of you, with a blower and blow the clippings away from the pool as you trim.
  5. imalandscper

    imalandscper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    I always turn the chute away and even bag. Maybe i am just too picky. they have a pool boy i guess i just gotta make sure i am there before him!
  6. K c m

    K c m LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,313

    If you walk clockwise around the pool and only keep the left side of the trimmer down you should be alright. thats what i do and the clippings are shot back towards me.
  7. imalandscper

    imalandscper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    always trim clippings away too
  8. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    The idea of using a blower to have air hit the deck works wonders, no grass at all.
  9. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    That works to a point...until it is a windy day...that is what pool owners get when they want a grassy area near their pool. Don't sweat it. As long as you aren't blasting the pool with grass I don't think anyone is really gonna care.
  10. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    I just slow the mower RPM's down that seems to help.

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