This is my first year with a pool, so I have some questions about what to expect during the off-season. The pool was closed last month. We dropped the water level below the skimmer, blew the lines, and installed the gizmos. We've had a lot of rain in the past few weeks. The water level in the pool has come up to nearly halfway up the skimmer and is lapping over the top step (which is where we keep the water level in the summer). Also the water seems to be collecting a little bit in the middle of the safety cover.
Do I need to do anything about this?
What is the ideal water level during the winter months? Should I be concerned about having water in the skimmer, or does the gizmo take care of issues there? Or should I just be concerned about keeping it below the liner?