Forum Title: Keeping clean until winterization? Tips and Suggestions
So it's getting too cold outside to want to use my pool for swimming. I have some questions about keeping it clean until closing time. It seems like a pain to be cleaning a pool when you are no longer swimming in it and I'd like to know what people normally do for the easiest maintenance until closing. 1.) Do I keep using the solar cover? Would there be any point? It doesn't really keep leaves out of the pool and I imagine the heat will cause more algae growth than if it was gone... 2.) What do you do about all the leaves? I have 2 100+ year old giant maple trees over my pool, as well as several pine trees, a crab apple tree, an oak tree... I'd like to run the skimmer full time to keep them from sinking to the bottom, but that would cost me ~$3.00 / day with my electricity rates. 3.) Do you just let the leaves build up and do a final cleaning right before closing it? But then I might have to spend ~$30 on chemicals to shock it before closing.... What do you do, for you people with a ton of trees? When I opened my pool this year, I filled 3 wheelbarrows with leaves that were sitting at the bottom. I think the previous owners just forgot about it after august and let it get nasty. was a HUGE PITA to get clean when I opened it the first time!...
Category: pool Post By: BERNICE BANKS (Boca Raton, FL), 02/21/2019

I'd keep the solar cover on it when not in use. 1) it keeps the water warmer to entice swimming on those warmer fall days and 2) keeps the majority of the debris and leaves out. Vacuum as needed. It sucks because I hate having to close the pool. Makes me sad

- LORETTA BECK (Hesperia, CA), 04/10/2019

Jamison04 said: I'd keep the solar cover on it when not in use. 1) it keeps the water warmer to entice swimming on those warmer fall days and 2) keeps the majority of the debris and leaves out. Vacuum as needed. It sucks because I hate having to close the pool. Makes me sad Click to expand... I live in Maine, past September 15th, there are usually no warm swimming days, actually it is very likely that this will be the last weekend I'll use it Sucks that we have a short pool season in Maine. Next year I will be building a solar heater to try and extend it by a month or so. When I was a kid we had a natural gas heater and kept it open until october. Jamison04 said: 2) keeps the majority of the debris and leaves out. Click to expand... How do you keep the leaves from just falling in the water when you take the cover off? That always happens to me.

- GUY REEVES (Merced, CA), 04/19/2019

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