This will be my first winter for pool. I live outside of Atlanta. I do not plan closing per-se, but having my automatic cover over the pool, with my SWG enabled. It will reduce chlorine production as the water temp goes down and stop as needed. It will also run my pump as needed, based upon temperature, for freeze protection. Want to keep covered as I have lots of trees around, especially large pines, so they will be dropping (and some pretty big pine cones) a lot as it get colder.
My main question is should I add polyquat 60? I would be interested if fellow southern pool owners that just cover for winter do this or not.
I figure I can easily check pool 1/week or so to check and see if anything's happening, but would rather just keep closed until spring (well except for maybe New Years Day dip).