If there are anyone out there that closes their pool without putting on a winter cover, can you please share your process?
I've had my above-ground pool for about 10 years now. When we first got it, we would do the normal closing with the winter cover on our pool. However, due to having a deck all around the pool, it is very hard to keep the winter cover on during very windy days. We've tied down, put water bags and eventually sand bags on the winter cover overlapping the deck. It's back breaking work putting 2 dozen sand bags on the cover to keep it down. Tying does not work, the wind gets under the cover and snaps the ties. The last three years, we have not covered the pool and we open to a green slush. Having said that, we are always able to bring the pool back to clear water. We use the BBB method and I know how to test my own pool. Just curious if there is a better way. I would try the winter cover again but we are done with the sandbags. Both my husband and I are in our 50's and we just don't want to carry the sandbags. LOL!
Thanks in advance for any help.