Do we HAVE to open the pool every year?
Forgive me if this question has been posted before. I did a search and didn't find the answer.
We live in WNY. Our pool season is May - September. We have an in-ground pool, 23,450 gallons, approximately 30 years old with a mesh tie-down cover (one of the ones you can technically stand on). The pool has a heater. We've owned the house for three years and a pool service has opened and closed the pool every year. My husband and I seldom, if ever, use the pool. It has been used only by my son and his friends. My son is moving across the country and so we are seriously considering not opening the pool next season. Since we don't use it, we figure we can save 2K on the opening, closing, chemicals, heating, water, etc not to mention the time, effort and energy that goes into cleaning and maintaining the pool.
Will it harm the pool to not be opened? Is there anything special we need to do to extend the pool closure?
Thank you for any help and input.