We have recently dealt with an extended illness in our family and have not had time to swim or maintain our pool. The pool was incorrectly replastered about 3 years ago as we were told that a "bonding agent" was not applied properly by another pool company. The company that did the replaster has told us that the warranty period has expired. About a year after the replaster, we noticed cracks at the bottom, which they repaired. Two years later, entire pieces started coming up exactly where to cracks were repaired and you could see the grey cement. Now, there is a 2 foot by 1 foot piece of plaster missing at the bottom of the pool. As a result of all this mess, the family illness, and no time to even use the pool, I reduced the time for the filter to 1 hour to save on electricity and was planning to cover the pool (to keep out leaves) when I had time for the remainder of the year. I am hoping in the spring of 2015 to have it replastered as well as have the pool deck redone.
I was planning on covering it this weekend; however, please refer to the pictures that I took this morning (Aug 8, 2014) as there is now a green slime all over it. Question: Will this slime go away in the winter. No one will be swimming in it. And does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do knowing the following facts: Pool needs replastering and I do not have money to do this right now, I do not have time to maintain it, no one will be swimming in it, we are BUDGETING to replaster and redo the decking in the Spring of 2015, I cannot put any money into it now, I just want to cover it and get back to it in in about 8 months. My neighbor told me that I should run the pumps and filter about one hour daily to keep them from locking up so this is what I have done for the past 3 weeks.
Thanks in advance for your replies in this mess, I appreciate it.