I live in New Orleans, and am finally getting around to closing my pool... It has been several weeks since we could swim, but the cooler temperatures have kept algae from getting too out of control, but the leaves are starting to pile up.
I am currently running the robo cleaner in cycles to get the leaves out, but I am not sure where to go next. I have read several winterizing guides here, but we do not really get 'winter' and there is very little chance we will get near actual freezing temperatures.
With that said, do I still need to disconnect everything related to the pump/hose? I have never done that before and would rather not unless it is really required. My plan is to have a company come in the spring to inspect all the equipment properly before I start using it again.
I ordered a cover today so my plan was to spend the weekend getting the leaves out and shocking the pool until everything is clear and then cleaning/backwashing the pump (basically what the guides say to do).
Thanks for any help!