Last spring I lost my above ground pool due to build up of ice and snow and rain on my cover due to a nasty snow/rain storm..my pool was covered with a solid cover, but due to all the weight on the cover, it collapsed the cover into the pool and ripped the liner and damaged the sides.
I have since put up a new pool this season (which of course my homeowners DIDN'T cover!!)...my question is whether it would be ok NOT to cover the pool this winter??..I live in PA and get some cold and snow and almost always frozen pool water. We do get some leaves, but I do have a mesh cover I could use in the fall to catch most of them...I'm just not sure if it is "healthy" not to cover the pool, and damage it in any way?
I just don't want to repeat last spring again!!..With my work schedule, I don't always get to drain off all the water in the winter before it freezes.
Any insight into this would be greatly appreciated!!!