Hi all, first time posting so forgive me if I ask some potentially dumb questions.
I live near Toronto and we've recently (a week ago) moved into a house with an in-ground pool. This is our first pool so everything is a learning process going forward. The previous owner had already closed the pool mid-Sept and put the mesh safety cover on.
The past week has seen a TON of rain and according to my eyeball measurements, the water level in the pool has risen about 3-4 inches since we moved in. I can't really peek under the safety covers except where it's curled up where the waterfall feature meets the pool.
Should I be concerned about this? The current water level is only about 5-6 inches below the deck of the pool. I assume once the plugs are installed it shouldn't matter if the water level rises? What about the skimmer? It's possible that may now be covered with water, but I'll have to undo part of the safety cover to check and my concern is whether I'll have trouble getting the straps back on after.
Also, would the water chemistry be unbalanced detrimentally by all the rain?
I don't have a relationship with any pool service company yet but I'm inclined to call one up and have them come over the check on the pool. Am I being paranoid? I was hoping to not have to worry about the pool until the spring.