We just moved into a new house with an inground pool. We've never owned pools, and this is all new to us. I've done a fair amount of research and reading online (including the Pool School), but I have a question. I am sure it is the first of many!
The previous owner drained the pool below the skimmers, turned off the pump, and covered the pool back in August before we moved in. From what I've read, this was way too early. By now, of course, the pool has already begun to grow algae - I did a quick test that showed no FC and other levels off as well. So...
From what I can tell, my only restorative option, at this point, would be to fill the pool, shock it, restore levels, then properly close it. However, that seems like a lot of work and expense that I could simply do next spring instead. Do I need to do this now, or should I simply let it go until spring and do it all then?
Any advice would be welcome.