Bought a house with pool in June. Never had a pool before & have kept it beautiful thanks to lurking on TFP! Finally registered because even after reading most of the closing topics, I am still unsure whether to close or not. The previous owner said he never closed the pool, just used the freeze protection mode even during our HORRIBLE winter last year. I know the freeze protection is working because it ran a couple of nights ago, but not sure where or how to check it. Don't mind cleaning the leaves out & love how it looks, but I really don't want to deal with problems. The pool has been much easier than I thought it would be so far & I want to keep it that way!