My pool is closed from Sept to memorial day.
When it's open, I am great about taking care of it and keeping things humming.
When the pool closes and the lines and closed and pump/filter winterized, I have a monthly winter pool service.
Well after 3 winters, I am quesitoning whether I need it.
It is VERY VERY expensive and all they do is put in cute sounding chemicals that I dont deal with in the summertime. I am embarrassed to tell you how costly it is.
What needs to be done in the winter exactly? Is it worth it for me to buy a circulator of some sort, add chlorine occasiionally and swirl it?
As diligent as I am in the season, I am just not going to be testing and balancing that regularly and keeping the pump on. My sense is adding beautec, scale mixtures etc is more expensive than the benefit I am getting. Am I better off leaving it alone? is there a minimum regimen I can use to prevent damage to the pool? I know they dont deal much with ph and chlorine - and that is maybe once a month anyway.
Curious for advice.