I've been a lurker here for about a month learning all kinds of stuff about pools.
I waited until today to post because I didn't have a pool.
Tuesday we settled on the new house with in-ground pool.
We had a pool inspection, but the house was a foreclosure and the pool hasn't been taken care of in at least a year.
It was built in 2005 and is a Concrete (gunnite?) pool (no-liner). We had a pool inspection done before the purchase and found out all the info in my sig line.
The pool had been winterized (the pool inspector double checked it). The level has been dropped below the returns (the pump is below the grade of the pool, so water flows down to the pump). I beleive the pool was winterized for LAST winter, not this winter.
The pool is covered, and is a swamp. Creatures are living in the pool (frogs, tadpoles, etc etc).
Here is my question...
If this was your situation, would you leave the pool alone until spring (which my sig indicates I'm leaning towards), or start treating it now so that the spring clean up won't be so bad?
It seems to me that without the pump, I'd just be wasting any money (chemicals) I poured into it now.
My wife has suggested draining it, pressure washing it, and refilling in the spring. I'm aware of the dangers of a pool floating, and I'm advising against it. (She is worried about the ick factor of things in the pool, and doesn't think we can get it clean without draining it).