I'm going to half close my pool this year. I'm going to blow out the plumbing and winterize the pump, but not cover the pool. My question is should I remove the wedding cake stairs that I have in my pool? The attach to the concrete deck, and my only concern is whether ice freezing around the metal pole/rail going into the water would somehow be damaged if ice expanded around it. But that doesn't seem likely to me. Can anyone say whether or not this will be an issue for me? I can remove them, but then I have to find somewhere to store them.