First post. OK, so just starting our 3rd year of pool ownership, inground vinyl pool in the northwest. 1st year pool was literally a swamp - dead birds, frogs, toads, ducks, swamp gas. We finally got it cleaned up. Last spring we had some work to do. Last fall, I closed the pool and kept it very clean until it iced over. Now with the warm weather it's getting nasty, probably won't open till next month.
I found the floater I put in at closing and put some leftover chlorinating tabs in it and put it back under the cover. I've also put some chlorinating tabs in a 5 gal bucket and fill with water daily, leave it in the sun, and then dump the water only in the pool daily over the mesh cover and then use my net and pole to circulate the water. Watch out for the fumes when you open the bucket. I've knocked my algae down considerably.
Any problems with doing this???