Split topic from "Closing an inground pool". More likely to receive responses posting to a new topic - BoDarville, TFP Moderator
I'm getting ready to close my in ground pool here in Eastern NC, and just like a previous poster, the winters here are usually pretty mild with no hard freezes. So after reading several great posts, I am thinking that i really don't need to drain below the skimmer, blow out pipes, add anti-freeze, etc., but keep an eye on chemical balance and run pump when it gets down below 30 (usually only a few days at night during winter). So my question is more about checking the chemical balance of the pool during the winter months. I'm thinking I should lift the pool cover at least once a month during the cold season and check chlorine and Ph levels, and adjust as necessary. What are appropriate strength levels for the most basic chemicals during winter months? By the way, I intend to start using the BBB method of managing my pool chemicals, so I've been picking up bleach and borax and storing to use during winter.