So, we've neglected our pool since it's gotten cooler. Our winter cover had to be tossed because quite frankly, it was a piece of junk. So, we're ordering a new cover and need to close. My once beautiful pool water is now looking like pea soup. I thought about keeping it green through halloween, dressing up like a witch, tossing a bunch of dry ice into it and pretending it was my giant cauldron.
I put 15...yes 15 jugs of bleach in it 2 days ago and it didn't do squat. My CYA is 70 (too high for my liking...I try to keep it below 50) and I'm showing no CC or FC. I didn't bother testing the PH and all since we're going to close it.
Do I even bother clearing up the pool before closing or just wait until next season and clear it up during opening? I'm mad that 15 jugs didn't do anything. The algae is REALLY bad though. I've scrubbed, vacuumed, backwashed....continuously. I don't want to spend the money on bleach if it would be better to just cover it green and wait until late spring.