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Thread: Problems with closing a pool to early?

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    Problems with closing a pool to early?

    My dilemma is I'm going away for a week on vacation and the pool this time of year with all the leaves and stuff in the air, needs the skimmer cleaned just about once a day. So I figure my two choices are;

    1. Put the winter pool cover on now until I get back (and keep the pump/filter/chlorinator running while away), that way all the debris will stay out and keep the water and filters clean.

    2. Close pool now

    Problem with option 2 is that it's still warm here (well up to about 15-20 Celsius or 60-70 F) during the day so I'm concerned about algae before it gets cold enough to stop it from growing. I know when I shock when closing it will keep the algae at bay for a while, but still it's a concern.

    So now I come to my real question and that's say some algae grows this fall, will that be a problem in the spring, or will the cold winter (living in Toronto), kill any algae that might have been there in the fall?
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    Re: Problems with closing a pool to early?

    Raise it to shock level and go ahead and close it. Your water temp will be less than the daily temp and it'll likely be close to 60F which is where we recommend closing at.
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    Re: Problems with closing a pool to early?

    Big thanks Bama

    Closed the pool today before going on holiday, it's actually cooled down some more since I first posted the questions a few days ago, so all is good. Now I don't have to worry about it when I come back...
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