I really don't mind the labor of taking down the pool or the labor of the set up. I am concerned because I have had two new Intex pools, a 12' and a 15', that had no leaks all season, but had leaks when I set them up the next year. All the leaks were pin hole sized leaks on the bottom within about 18" from the edge. I do not have foam under my pool. I believe that the leaks are from the liner, near the sides, moving back and forth slightly over small pebbles under the pool. It seem like the holes may be plugged by the pebbles and only leak when the pool is moved. My 15' pool had about 40 leaks two years ago. My new 20' pool is much larger and may have more leaks.
Where I live the pool season is really only two months, July and August. It would be nice to get rid of the pool for the other 10 months.
I wonder if my kids will mess with the pool in the winter when it has a ten foot snow drift covering it.
I am assuming I need to keep my yard secured if the pool is still up? The gate must be locked.
I will probably have to run the filter for an additional six weeks in the fall and six in the spring?
The cost of the water isn't a huge issue.
I almost lost my mind patching the 40 + leaks two years ago and worry the 20' will probably be worse.
Has anyone else had leak issues when their pool came out of storage??