Not a hose in the pool, but clear BBBeautiful water. This year I decided to use a bucket to scoop the remaining water off the cover as we were pulling it out, didn't spill any in the pool this time! It's always such a disappointment when leaf gunk gets spilled and the clear water turns brown until it gets all filtered out.
I believe when I closed FC was around 24. My test yesterday shows 13ppm FC.