Last year I didnt drain my pool at all. I used the aqua door and a rubber plug to cover the inlet and outlets. (again above ground pool)
This year I couldn't get the aqua door to snap back on no matter how hard I tried.
So I lowered the water just below the skimmer but NOT below the inlet. I put the rubber plug back in the inlet the same as last year. Removed all the hoses and put the cover on. (after cleaning and winter chemicles of course)
So now do I leave the skimmer open so any rain water can drain thru without accumulating or would I want to put in a gizmo? Will rainwater that comes thru the skimmer and then into the pool itself affect anything?
I live in WNY where winters are rough, cold and snowy!
Thanks for any input!