I am new to this forum and would like some advise on how best to winterise the pool.
The pool is situated in the south of France in a village roughly level with Toulouse. The winters do not usually have more than a couple of days of light snow.
This is the fist winter after six years that my pool is going to be covered with an enclosure when we return to the UK for seven months during the winter. I usually put in the winterising fluid, drain to 6 inches below skimmers, drain skimmer pipework, pump and filter, put some bungs in the skimmers and a winter cover over the pool. This process has worked for the last six years albeit with a fair amount of cleaning and green water/pool surfaces when reopened in May.
Now that the enclosure is in place the pool temp is still up around 26 degrees C and the winterising fluid says wait until below 15. It is not feasible or desirable to leave the filtering system on for 7 months as the pool will be left unattended.
Some of the questions I have are:
Should I still lower the pool level and drain as the skimmers are now under the enclosure?
Will it be a waste of time putting in the winterising fluid as the pool temperature is so high?