Hi, this is our first year having a pool, we are going to have the pool store close it for us (we have a heater and have no idea how to winterize nor do i want to risk doing it wrong and ruining it!) They said they shock and add a strong algaecide....can i just get it to shock level myself and let them do the rest. I know the pool stores guide you wrong during the summer, i'm not sure if they do the same about closing them though. I haven't had to shock the pool all summer long!!! The pH is at 7.8 so i'm adjusting that this weekend. From what I understand its best to wait to close pool until the weather really cools down....is that right? I don't want to close it too soon and open it next year to a big mess!! One more issue I'm having....our deck is around 1/2 the pool, what is the best way to put cover on? I'm assuming tarp cover is the only choice we have.
Thanks in advance!!