Been using the methods here all season and the pool was spotless. Liquid bleach only, baking soda......no additives or other unwanted junk. Pool was sparkling.
I have waited till now to close because the temps are dropping and so are the leaves. So, what is a good recommendation for chemical levels for closing? I have a mesh safety cover, so debris and a bit of sunlight do get through.
Do I throw in some algecide? (which i had not put in the pool all year). Do I add any stain/scale preventer? Chlorine level before putting the cover on? Anything else special to do? Last year I put a winter floater in that I bought at the local pool store. Poked a bunch of holes in it, tossed it in the water. It was a combo algecide and stain/scale preventer I believe. Seemed to give me decent results upon opening as I had almost no algae for the 1st time in many years.
Right now I am at