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    Drain or not to drain?

    I have heard that I may not need to drain the pool for the winter. The guy I bought our AGP from said he just covered the skimmer and put the plug in the return. He said it worked for him for 3 years. I am leary about doing this because of the Ice I expect living in Michigan. He also lived in Michigan so maybe it is not an issue. Ideas? Opinions?
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    Re: Drain or not to drain?

    What type of ag pool? Temporary? Permanently installed AGP's should be properly winterized and covered in areas that experience freezing conditions.
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    Re: Drain or not to drain?

    I have a permanent 27' AG pool. And I do fully expect ice when the winter hits, as is typical in Michigan. I am not sure how the guy who use to own this pool accomplished the feat of not draining the pool without issues. I had always read to drain it 6 inches below the skimmer.
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    Re: Drain or not to drain?

    OK...now that we have that cleared up (BTW this would be a good time to add your pool details to your sig line )

    Draining is an option, but it is good practice to lower the water below skimmer level for an added level of protection.

    Here is a link to our AGP closing article in Pool School

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    Re: Drain or not to drain?

    if you keep the pump running 24/7 won't that stop it from freezing up?

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