OK. I can read that closing a clean pool is best but that's not what I have. First time mom here let the pool get out of control at the beginning of September when our robot died (I'm way too busy to vacuum it manually for weeks). So I live in Atlanta with a vinyl liner, in ground, and have a mesh safety cover. What are the potential drawbacks (besides it being more work to open) to closing without adding chemicals? Could it damage the liner?
I just plan on vacuuming up the debris at the bottom, I'm not adding chemicals because the water is already to low for the filter to run, finish draining it to just below skimmer, blow out lines, and put on cover. Of course remove ladder.
If the water is too low to run the filter in the winter anyways won't the water lose the chlorine (bleach) eventually anyways and I wouldn't be able to add more?
Thanks just want to get ready for worst possible scenario.