so, i waited too long to schedule a pool closing and due to various reasons, we haven't gotten around to chlorinating the pool. Right now, it's green.. very green.. and i'm wondering what harm there is to not bringing it to shock level before we close. The reason i ask is because ever since we've had this pool (2.5 yrs) we've opened it to a green swamp and i wonder how much worse it would be if it's already green now.
Also, the pool company who will be closing it for us said they add pool shock before closing and then for add'l $45, they'll add pH buffer, metal (something, i can't read my handwriting), non chlorine shock and something to help with alkalinity. Do I need all that? again, just wondering how much worse my swamp would really get if I didn't get all that.
FYI, we have a safety cover, so it's totally porous and I guess there's no way of avoiding algae anyways with a cover like this?