So, we went on our honeymoon last week and I forgot to tell my parents how to care for the pool (did remember to give them instructions for kids and pets though! ) so when we came back it was a bit of a swamp. I dumped a couple gallons of bleach in and it's now improved to just hazy and a bit greenish. I tested water a day or so later and these were results...
So... knowing that we just want to close the pool here are some questions...
1) Do we need to use muriatic acid to bring the pH down first (don't have time to use a solid as we have to go out of state again next week for several days for a memorial service for a family member)
2) Do I need to buy CYA and add before closing? (we don't have any and haven't had to add any more except at the opening this spring)
3) Our cover seems to be the type that lets water in/out a) do we need pillows then? (they dind't have any) and b) do we need to do anything different with the water for this type of cover?
4) Which parts do we take in and how do we drain them? (assuming the HUGE/HEAVY sand filter stays outside???)