Hi new here, but I've been following and looking to other threads for advice for 2 seasons now. Thanks for all the help!
Ive only had my above ground 24' round pool two swimming seasons now. Last winter I had no problems with winterizing etc despite one of our harshest winters in years. However we have had a lot of rain (not much snow yet) and I noticed today water was pouring out of my skimmer basket. I drained it about 3" below at the end of the season, and upon further investigation, the pool cover has come loose in a spot as well and essentially left a decent size spot for the pool to fill given all the rain.
I have two concerns: My main one being that perhaps all the winterizing chemicals have been diluted and/or flowed out with all the water overflowing. When we bought the house the pool had been closed for 2+ years and I dealt with a disgusting green swamp (the cover had fallen in and the previous owners did nothing). I'm worried due to chemical loss I'll have to deal with this again this upcoming season. Any suggestions? Last winter I had no problems and opened it to a surprisingly clear pool.
My second concern is with erosion under the pool, with the water overflowing from the skimmer. To prevent this Should I drain the pool from under the cover to just below the skimmer again? Causing potentially further chemical loss?
Further info: I'm using a fairly big equalizer pillow, and I live in Massachusetts (lots more snow/ice/rain expected this winter)
Thanks for your help!