Hi all, last year at closing was a disaster. Although I waited until the water was 60 degrees or lower, the pool was then bombarded with leaves from my trees that hang almost over the pool. I did my best to clean out what I could, but I wasn't about to set foot in that 60 degree water! The end result was still a good bit of leaves in the bottom, and it took about 2 weeks to clean up in the Spring, so I don't want to go down that road again. A few questions for you all:
- How do you clean the pool if it's 60 degrees or less? I'd assume standing on the side vacuuming but I figured you couldn't get the walls clean that way.
- How do I avoid all of the leaves getting in the pool until the water cools down so that I can cover it?
- Do I have to keep my FC levels in the normal range until the water hits 60 degrees?
- My buddy bought a closing kit and closed his pool with it still at around 70 degrees last year. In spring, it looked terrific. Are closing kits a good idea? If not, did he just get lucky?