It's that time of year in Chicago unfortunately. I had a plan of action in place, but after doing some reading I wanted to run a few things by the community before proceeding.
1. I have read that vinyl lining AGP's should not be drained due to the vinyl drying out and becoming misshapen, deeming it useless. However, I'm the suburbs of Chicago and winter is coming. Is this true? I've heard of the beach ball in the water and the cover on to assist in the expanding and retracting, but I'm a first year pool owner and prefer not to have the worry.
2. I have plenty of room on the property to drain, and several hundred feet of line to reach out to a wooded area of dead ground vegetation. However, I have a salt-water system and I'm on well water. Is this a safe practice? I would hate to pay a service to come out and drain it, as I already paid more to fill it than the pool itself cost. But, I'd also feel pretty dumb if I contaminated my own well .
I would appreciate your input, thanks in advance,