Hey all. This is my first closing. I live in Atlanta, GA, so I decided that I don't need to close the pool, due to minimal freezing temps here. (Would appreciate others advice or experience with closings in this area of the country though)
Anyways, I have read that I can leave the pool as is and just reduce the pump time down to a couple hours a day and keep adding bleach as usual until the water temps reach 50 or so and then can even cut back further on pump time and basically stop adding bleach. Also, make sure the pump runs during freezing temps.
Does all this sound right?
My main question is in regards to water level. This summer, I was out in a rain storm backwashing water out of the pool, b/c the level got too high and was overflowing the skimmer box. It sucked to say the least and I would hate to have to do the same thing in the winter time b/c of rain and/or have to top off the pool b/c of lack of rain. So if I wanted to bring the level down below the skimmer intake and maintain that all winter long, what would I need to do?
Am I essentially closing the pool and need to treat with chemicals as such? I'm not covering the pool this winter and we have few if any freezing/below freezing nights, so I'm not sure which way would be best.
I appreciate any and all info and advice.