Manual brushing, sweeping of leaves and to vacuum the floor and steps are weekly routine tasks to clean areas where the "kreepy" do not reach. Before Automatic Pool Cleaners, the weir or "skimmer box" was skimming off floating leaves from the water-surface.
However, nowadays with the "kreepy" connected to the weir, leaf skimming is not possible, but installation of a Poolskim is a good alternative. Verimark's Pool Gobbler is also widely used, but we recommend the Pool Skim that has a larger mouth and stronger bag. To remove leaves from the pool floor, use a Hi-Vac sweeper or an 8-wheel sweeper. for large pools.