Well, I know I need to close before the freeze sets in But when do most of you in the North close? I am in Chicago so guessing that once mid-September hits (I have no heater) then the days where the temp is comfortable will be few and far between. I suppose delaying into October means that many more days of an organics free pool but does that even matter given the inevitable freeze? Is it best to just close up once swimming season is complete?
Lastly, I need a winter cover, will this one work for my 30 foot round? I just can't tell if it means it is for a 30 foot pool or the cover itself is 30 feet and meant for something smaller with the extra length needed for overlap/securing. I could call the manufacturer of course, but the collective pool knowledge on this site is unrivaled! Or if there is another site you like to purchase covers, lay it on me. Thanks!
http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/30 ... oduct.html