So, just to give you a good laugh. And then I have a real question.... Last night I was closing my Above Ground pool, I brought it up to shock level for over a day, drained it 6" below the jet and return line late light night, and unplugged the sump pump that I was using to drain it, thinking I'll deal with the rest in the morning. I got up out of bed, looked outside, and THE ENTIRE POOL was drained. My first thought was - did i just dream that I unplugged the sump pump? Then it hit me - "it siphoned out you idiot, you left the hose that was connected to the sump pump in the water". So I now have about 1" of water in my pool!!
So the question - What should I do? My first thought was just leave it like it is and put something in the pool to hold the cover up higher above the walls so that water will collect on the cover, and then just re-fill it next year. But I see that not working really well and the cover falling in. I think I really just need to fill it back up, at least half way or something. I also read on here that draining all the water out is bad, especially leaving it like that, as the liner will move/shrink/etc.
So I'm thinking of filling it half way up or so, enough that the cover will be able to cover it and not fall in when water collects on it during the winter. Then maybe bring that water to shock level somehow - I guess by dumping in bleach and try to mix it around with the sump pump, since the level will be too low to use the pool pump. But should I worry about all the other levels? Like PH/CYA/etc for the winter? I dont want to open it next May and it be a swamp.
Anyone have suggestions on how to fix this mess I made?