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A leaf rake is particularly useful with pools surrounded by trees. In addition, its a go-to tool when opening the pool for the swimming season. At this time, heavy debris may have fallen to the bottom of the pool. In addition, when removing the cover from a closed pool, leaves and other debris may fall in the water. Its important to remove these, as a first step in the opening process. To remove this debris, drag the leaf rake in a pattern across the floor of the pool.
The frame of a leaf rake may be made of aluminum and the netting of polyester. The handle should be light, so that it is easy to carry and maneuver across the pool. The handle should also be made of material that will not become hot to the touch in warm and sunny conditions. An extension pole allows the user to rake large sections of the pool at one time.