Well I say determined but within financial reason of course. What I actually was thinking of doing was to get a leaf cover without the solid cover underneath. Does this work? Would the leaves get too heavy for it? We have a HUGE silver maple tree in our backyard that sh**s all over our pool in the fall and spring. We've had the pool/house for five seasons and each one has been terrible, by November we end up with a swamp and Leslie pool ends up with all our money for chemicals that never did enough. Sooo...now that I've found y'all I'm determined to keep it blue all winter! Plan to have a supply of bleach on hand over the winter, but I'm not sure what else to plan on. Seeing as how this site was started in March there isn't much info on winterizing the pool yet so I'm getting a head start. Kids start back to school soon and I want to know what to do before it happens--preventative this year!