So I have read up on the closing above ground pools here and I think I'm understanding it all. I brushed and vacuumed today and added algaecide. Covered it up to keep stuff from getting in it. Was going to let it run till tomorrow to get the algaecide mixed in. Was considering adding in 10% liquid chlorine as well. I have 4 jugs of it but dunno if I should add it. FC is already at 17. Ph is 7.8. TA is 80. CYA is 60. I'm planning on using 2 air pillows under the solid cover. As well as a winter pill.
-should I use more liquid chlorine? Or just let it go at 17. I hate leaving those new jugs of 10%. But considered storing in the basement until I open it.
-should I use a gizmo or a skimmer face plate? I am torn on this decision. I can see leaving everything open so it drains. I have purchased both but dunno if either is needed.
- can I leave my pump and filter housing outside in the winter but covered up? I plan on bringing the cartridge in but wasn't going to bring in the housing itself. It's all piped up together. I can disconnect though if needed.