OK pros, help me with my decision!!
5 years under my belt now, 2nd year on BBB and couldn't be happier! Here's the issue. We look down on our pool from about 15 feet above pool level. Looks great in the open season...looks horrible when closed for the off season. Plus, the thing is horrible to start in the spring as it does go to "swamp" level quickly after I stop the regular care. Now, IF I do leave it open, should I keep the SWG going or remove it for the off season and manual dose? Issue is that I will probably "forget" to maintain FC and will have a swamp. The SWG is easy to dial in and my question is will it keep up and/or work in the cooler weather. I understand that algae will not grow as fast in the cooler weather, but this thing does go to swamp quickly.
Another note is that I HATE to bring it back to life in the spring as the continuous (every 10-15 minutes) cleaning and exchanging filters gets old after about 3 days. Plus the water I use to clean that mess up is a complete waste and a bit of a cost issue.
I never really completely close the pool as I have a freeze-guard on my pump that does kick in when it gets down toward freezing.
SOOOO....... What's ya'lls thought process on my idea?
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