Well this is my third pool and the first one that I plan to leave up. My concerns are preparing it correctly for the winters in Virginia. My thought is to drain it below the skimmers, and buy a 24' solar cover for my 20' pool. And then let the ends hang over the rail to keep dirt or leaves out. I do plan on getting a winerizing kit before covering. I'm hoping the solar cover will keep the pool from freezing. Will this work or not? What are your thoughts? Thanks for the help guys!!!