Moderator note - Moved from here: How to Remove Stairs from Above Ground Pool
I have the same question. I have an Intex metal frame above ground pool and have been taking it down for the winter. Then I end up strugling with my Grandson to help me put it back up in spring, which takes longer every year. We put the steps in on the liner before we put the legs up. Have no idea how to get them out without draining pool. Contemplating leaving them in but wonder if they will freeze and crack with water in them.