I know all the threads on here tout keeping the pool open until the water is in the 60's. But because I have so many trees around and over my pool, I need to be covered very soon. I'm scooping out leaves 2-3 times a day and the filter basket is constantly filling up and clogging.
Right now my temp is 81 (had a heat wave lasting until tonight). This weekend is supposed to have lows in the high 40's/low 50's so I'm thinking the water will be mid-low 70's next week when I want to close. My cover will be installed sometime next week. I'll know what day tomorrow when the pool store calls me.
What should I do? I could close the pool, but then keep adding chlorine until water is cold enough. Or keep pool open and covered with the looploc- and try closing the pool with the cover on. Not sure if I can loosen enough of the cover to plug each hole. The leaves are killing me. Or SLAM, drop water level and keep water circulating on the bottom drain while covered. I can pull out the Polaris and when the temp drops to 60, shut 'er down, blow out the lines and plug them.