We have an automatic cover on our pool; since it's easy to open and close, I've already had it open a time or two this season and did some minor cleanup.
I'd like to actually "open" the pool so that I can run the pump and vacuum out the few leaves and debris that hit bottom. Water is crystal clear otherwise. But I'm not ready to start maintaining the water chemistry yet since we're so far out. Also no reason to run the pump X hours a day just to run it.
Any reason this is an issue? I'm not interested in starting the pump up and maintaining it on a daily basis yet, but when it's a nice evening, it's nice to sit out and eat dinner and look at a clean pool. We probably won't be in the pool until June timeframe. When we're not out there, the cover is closed.