I'm in Roseville, CA - Sacramento Valley. It's quite a mild climate. We get below freezing for a few hours at a time every now and then, mostly January/ February. A pool probably won't get to 60 until Nov or Dec.
Anyhow is there an "official" way to close up my pool for the winter? I've always shut down the SWG and chlorinated manually, checking chem's (Ph, FC, and TA) once a week.
I read a lot about Paraquat, shock, Ph, TA, and lowering pool water to below the jets.
I'd like to find a more customized explanation. I'm sure it's here somewhere... links or ideas?
I have an SWG, in ground plaster - no leaf problems. I chlorinate manually in the winter.
Son A has a new pebble tech, autochlor with pucks and no leaf problems
Son B has a pebble tech, uses liquid chlorine, and has fairly serious pine leaf/debris problems.
Thanks in advance.