I need some advise as to the lightest leaf vaccuum that I can use in the
I have a courtyard style home - the house itself wraps around a central
courtyard with a pool in the middle. There are a few large trees on the
outside and their leaves will fall on to the roof and into the pool, so an
overhead screen enclosure was erected to keep leaves and insects out. Here
are two pics and it's easier to see than describe:
As you can see, there is a valley or built-in gutter around the entire
perimeter which now traps the leaves, there are also leaves on the lowest
part of the screen.
The challenge is how to clean the leaves out.
I cannot use a blower since there is no where to blow, would end up landing
on another part of the gutter or screen anyways. I cannot clean the gutter
from below on a ladder because the screen is in the way. So I need to get a
I noticed that are four kind - electric corded, electric rechargeable,
backpack and gas. My concerns is basically I am little afraid of height,
walking on that roof is ok, but I am concerned about walking on that roof
with a 15 pound blower that may cause me to lose balance when changing
directions, or if I have to lean over to get the leave on the low side of
the screen. So I need the lightest possible blower that would work as a
vaccuum for leaves, but in researching the matter everyone seems to think
gas blower is the only way to go. Also, the courtyard is about 50 feet by
45 feet so if I use an electric one I need a very long cord I would think.
Any suggestions on what brand/model blower/vaccuum I need? or if you have
another idea to do the job without the risk I rather not have to do it,
hiring someone to do it is a posssibility but the normal lawn people will
hesitate to go up to the roof as they don't carry insurance if they fall for
any reason is my problem again.
Thank you for your time.