We don't usually open the pool until the end of March, or even early April. However, we're putting the house on the market in a couple weeks, and the pool is currently an unattractive murky green swamp. I'd like to open it early and get it looking clear, even though it'll be waaaaay to cold to use for a good while. But, is it safe to open it? Weather is finicky this time of year (North Carolina). Daytime temps are in the high 50s/low 60s, and night time temps range from 29-45. We could get another cold spell where nighttime temps are in the mid-high 20's for a few days, but it's more likely that things will steadily warm up. Really need to get the pool clear, but I'm concerned about those nighttime temperatures.
Also, our "robot" broke at the end of the season last year. Looks like I won't have that to help me as we clean things up. Any tips in that regard?
This is an in-ground pool. 18'x36'. No shed around the pool motor/sand filter, etc.