My pool service company is coming next week to close my fiberglass pool with my mesh loop loc cover. This is my second closing. Last year, I was concerned that the water level would rise and cause problems with my coping stones which are glued down on the fiberglass lip (and concrete which is flush with the lip). I was told I wouldn't need a pump but I worried all last year. I believe any overflow escaped throw the gap between my skimmer collar and extension. That concerned me because I have a large paver deck that the water would have been seeping under. I am contemplating purchasing a pump this year. Because I live in NJ with freeze/thaw cycles, I am worried about putting a submersible pump on my top step. I have heard that they burn out in such environments and I am worried about damaging the fiberglass if it overheats. It appears the other alternative is a transfer utility pump. I am thinking I can leave the leader hose under the cover a couple of inches down and when the water level rises, hook up the pump and pump out the water. This would obviously require more active monitoring but there doesn't seem to be a "set it and forget it" solution given my location. This is the pump I am looking at: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wayne-1-2...-100067909-_-N. I would appreciate any advice you could offer.