Where to begin 20 x 40 vinyl. 8.5' deep. Live in NC. Pool store owner suggested I leave pool uncovered this winter. Electric running makes this very expensive not to mention cleaning because of leaves. Also pool store owner recommended using EZ-Pool which I now know will cost an arm/leg during season.
I want to enjoy watching my grandson use this pool without me having a heart attach because of the work and expense! So, need opinion as to:
1. covering it for NEXT winter - what to use? Is a $200 cover going to do the job?
2. Interested in BBB - what kind of test kit should I order? What is the minimum I need to test for?
3. Any thoughts regarding EZ-Pool?
4. What kind of vacuum? I tried to vacuum it using the cheap vacuum that came with the pool. The aluminum extension pole broke twice. Suction is strong. Would vacuum with wheels help? Can it be used on vinyl?
I have so many questions but don't want to wear out my welcome! Thank you for any advice you can give me.