I've been bad this year...we have had a full blown green lagoon for months. I know this can NOT be good for anything in the pool, but I'm finally making time to take care of it. This pool is at a house we are renovating so not having it directly in my backyard has proved a major hurdle in keeping up with it. After struggling during the middle of the summer, I gave up, but I don't want to let it sit like this the entire winter.
We live in South Carolina and last year left it open and would run the pump here and there, but it stayed crystal clear all winter with very little care. It did collect some debris so we are considering putting the cover on this winter, as part of the struggle this year was not having a good vacuum to get all of the leaves out of the bottom, which contributed to the ongoing struggle with keeping the water balanced (could only vacuum on waste, so water being pumped out, new water being pumped in, small algea bloom, bleach, repeat - just a nasty cycle I couldn't get off).
There is a LOT of algea buildup...like it's thick on the pool floor and somewhat thick on the walls. Where do I even begin?