Last fall, we purchased a foreclosed home with an In-ground pool that was last winterized in 2013, we think.
The pool cover has some tears and holes in it, and there is water deep enough in the pool that the cover is sagging into it, and there are several inches of water over the center of the pool. We may not be able to open the pool this year, do to the unknown expense of getting it back up and running. We can see some above ground plumbing that needs to be replaced due to broken parts. We do not know if any of the pumps or filters are operable.
We're in chicagoland, and we already have mosquitoes invading our house in March. I'm thinking it might be the giant
I'm thinking of maybe throwing in some mosquito dunks, since we may not be trying to work on the pool until May or June. Question is - since the cover is damaged, and will not keep mosquitoes out - better to drain the pool a bit with an external pump, and throw some dunks under the cover, or let the water level be, and throw dunks on top of the cover?
And also, if we have to keep adding new dunks - will they cause a problem with the pool, or humans swimming in it if/when we can get it operable?