Soo I rushed to close my pool this year. I had two weekends of being out of town before a deep freeze and HAD to close it before that.
Okay now that my excuse is out of the way - here's the problem. My above ground pool has a partial deck... so on that part, I cover it "like an in ground" meaning just put waterbags on top of the cover. Two out of the three water bags had small leaks, and weren't heavy enough to hold the cover. Couple that with the fact that we had heavy winds last week and you get a cover that is breached. I have an oval pool, so imagine the entire curved part. is open.
With the rain and the continued falling of leaves, there was some richly disgusting water on the cover. This water is now in the pool along with some of the leaves (but not a whole lot) . Water in the immediate area is no longer clear.
My options at this point are to leave it as is, and just deal with it as early as possible in the spring. Or essentially re-open, reshock and stablize the water, and then re-close. The latter seems to be a bet with nature that there wont be frosty weather for a week or more.