We purchased this house in September of last year. We now have an 18x36 in-ground pool, and absolutely NO experience in pool ownership. So, this is going to be interesting to say the least!! That said, I have begun reading (and will continue to read) the information in this forum. However, I am not finding a good outline of how to de-winterize an in-ground pool. So, I have a couple of questions...
1) Is there a thread/article I am missing, somewhere, that can give me a good outline of this process?
2) The previous owner closed (but didn't winterize) the pool in mid-August (it was drained and covered when we arrived). We had it winterized in October. Given the fact that it closed so early, I'm expecting some fairly significant algae growth and chemical imbalances. Given these circumstances, when would be the best time to try to open up the pool and start tackling these issues (we live in SE Massachusetts and we do not have a heater).
3) Other than studying this forum, are there any other suggestions you have for a willing, fairly handy, and yet completely overwhelmed new pool owner?