This is my first season with my in-ground pool. I'm considering whether or not to close the pool. I'm fairly confident that I'm prepared to close it properly after reading a bunch of material and asking some questions on here. Water temp is about 73 right now, but as soon as we get into the rainy season in the next few weeks, it'll drop to 60 fast I'm guessing. So my question is, for anyone with experience with pools in this area, do you close your pools? Why\Why not?
It will obviously be a lot less maintenance if I just close it down. So that's nice. However, I've got an attached spa with spillover that would be kind of nice to use in the winter. My pool is not surrounded by a bunch of trees so debris is of minimal concern. My pool equipment room is enclosed with walls and has a heater. I'm in the 'valley' in Oregon and it rarely drops below 32 here. When it does, it rarely stays that way for long. A typical winter day is mid 40's for the high, mid 40s' for the low (or upper 30's at worst). Ocean, valley, and cloud cover causes the temperature swings to be minimal. I assume that since the water temp would be below 60 I would be able to reduce my daily chlorine consumption quite a bit (from about 1/2 gallon a day to perhaps 1/4 to 1/8 a day).