We are renters in a home in New Jersey. Last year, we'd just moved in when the owner came and closed the pool. Much to our disbelief, his "cover" for the pool was a huge blue tarp rather than a pool cover. We opened the pool ourselves in the spring to discover a pond of murky water underneath the tarp. Lots of work to get it clear and up and running. Throughout the summer, we dealt with algae quite a bit from the trees around the pool and many rains.
A few weeks ago, my husband declared it too cold to swim anymore and instructed me not to put any more chemicals in the pool or run the filter. Well, of course, the pool is back to looking like a pond. His thinking was that it'll be that way in the spring anyway, why waste more time and money on it.
Is it going to be a really big deal if we close it as it is? Or should we clear it up again before going through all the closing procedures?