Here in NH, we typically open around Memorial Day. But a week or so ago, as the ice on my pool cover finally started to thaw, my cover ripped. Doesn't appear to be a leak, as the water level is right where I left it, but I did have a lot of water/ice on it for a long time.
Anyways, I pulled the cover off and the water is now green and full of leaves. I was really hoping to NOT have to run my filter a month early, but do I have any other options? Each of the last two years I've had to battle back from a swamp for weeks before we could swim, so I'm inclined to hook up the filter and fill 'er up now to get a head start on shocking. Is that my only option?