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    Closing pool for the winter question.

    Read the sticky about closing AG pool and it says to drain the pool to 6 inches below returns. But since I have to move ours first thing in the spring so we can put in a patio and it was a bit unlevel I fully drained it. Now we live in the snow belt. I wasnt planning on covering it since its empty and i didnt want the weight of the snow pulling the frame in on itself. So would it be best to add a few inches of water back into it to give it a bit of stabilization or just let the snow do that?

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    Re: Closing pool for the winter question.

    It would be best to take it down all the way. Without the water to support it, I fear a good stiff MI North wind will knock it down.
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    Re: Closing pool for the winter question.

    That's why I'm thinking of adding about a foot of water back in just to give the bottoms some support
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    Re: Closing pool for the winter question.

    if you are going to move it later why not take it down now? instead of adding water and then draining it?
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