Well we made it through winter, it's officially spring in Hotlanta, and it's gonna hit 80 next week! AND it just so happens my kids are going to my parents house for the week! Time for a Vacation at home, and time to heat up the pool for the week.
Per the installers instructions I've been opening my pool cover ~1 times per week since we closed up shop in Oct. They told me that 9 times out of 10 issues with Autocovers not opening/closing properly are from lack of use during winter. I turned off the SWG and the pool only circulated this winter when the freeze protection kicked on.
Yesterday i opened it up and threw in the shark, it collected 1 bag of various debris and that's all that was in the water. Around the waterline, and along the sides (in some spots) is a very thin layer of green algae, I hadn't noticed it on my weekly openings, but non the less it is there. I dumped in what bleach i had on hand and cranked up the SWG, will be getting bleach today and doing it proper. The water is clear, we'll see what happens to it when i brush the sides.
At the end of last season my heat pump stopped working due to low flow, so i need to take apart and clean my D.E. filter as back-washing and re-charging wouldn't fix the issue.
Overall i'm really happy with the Autocover, yes i had to put a pump on it to pump off water, and yes it's dirty with leaf stains etc. now, and yes i have to scrub it and apply a UV protectant, but the kids and dogs were safe, the thing makes a great trampoline, and the pool should be swim able as soon as i can heat it up.