Hi there. First season with pool and trying to get ducks in a row for closing it.
Currently I still have solar cover on...more to keep more chlorine and keep dirt/leaves out....but I think it's keeping my water temp too high so where I can't "close" the pool yet. It's sitting around 75 degrees with daytime temps in 70's...a few 80's recently. Maybe I should take it off, vac and add bleach to slam level and cover with winter cover till temps drop below 60?
Just got the winter cover in mail yesterday. I ordered Rugged mesh winter cover by Arctic Armor. Soooo it will let water thru. I plan to secure with 2" spring clamps from local big box store. 2 per upright. I don't want to have to buy floaties to keep cover suspended due to added $$. Can I lay cover right on water since it's mesh or will I have a mess in spring? We get a lot of wind where pool is situated so I'm hoping wind will blow any leaves right off. We never have leaves to rake in our yard....they blow right thru.
I'm confused on if I need to lower the water 6" below the return eye or buy a plug for the return and just lower 6" below skimmer. Or I saw a few folks leave the return eye open and let excess water drain out to prevent rising. Our return eye is 2-3" below bottom of skimmer so with winter snow/rain the water will most likely reach the eye.
Thanks, these questions seem elementary but after reading so many posts i couldn't find a clear answer.