I posted recently about closing our pool with some numbers asking if there was something I could/should do before putting the cover on our green pool. We didn't really get any responses, one person told me to read the article "closing an inground pool" which I did, it's a pretty lengthy post with pages and pages of replies and they all said different things, so I was hoping to get some specific help...
We backwashed the filter a little to empty some water to about the height of the returns, and put the cover on. I read a few times on the forum/people's posts that they closed their pools green knowing they would start fresh the next summer and there was one post in specific where I know a TFP "expert" wrote something along the lines of "Save your money at this point, cover it green" so I felt ok doing that.
Well what brings me back here....when you go near the pool now in the yard, it kind of gives off a smell....can't think of how to describe it, but I'm sure it's because it's still hot out and the algea is growing underneath? I just wonder if there's something I can be/should be doing to avoid this? Does it even matter?
I would really, really appreciate any help in this. My other post explained, I'm on partial bed rest expecting a baby in about 4 weeks, early maternity leave means husband working lots of overtime and pool can't be a priority right now. It was already causing us trouble and we decided to just close up for now and start fresh next year. We inherited this swampy mess when we purchased the home and have spent lots of time and money figuring out how to get it clear, discovered this site which has been great...so we know we'll be ready next spring.
So my question is - pool is closed, covered, and water inside is green. Should we be running the filter part of the day, adding even little bits of chlorine or anything else for any reason, etc? Again, I did read through as much as I could of that larger "closing your pool" post and tried to get as much info as possible, but any direct advice would really put my mind at ease as I sit here all big and pregnant I'd rather not worry my pool is falling apart out there!
So please - TFP experts, anyone - help!