This will be my fourth winter with my new pool. I have a mesh safety cover and every spring I open to a real mess. I close my pool according to the instructions on this forum. I have been reading posts in this forum and it seems that a solid cover prevents this problem.
My questions are:
1) Would it pay me to put a solid cover over my mesh, giving me the best of both worlds?
2) Is there a way to add bleach over the winter when the pump is not working?
I feel that the cost of the cover will be offset, over time, with the savings from the amount of bleach that I will not have to use in the spring to get my pool bright and clean. Not to mention the power savings by not running the pump for 24 hours a day for 4 or 5 days.
Thanks for any help that you can give me.