I have read the pool school on closing above ground pool which is very easy but my question is should I take it down completely? I live in Omaha Nebraska and have seen a few pools that are left up including my Mother-in-laws old pool. She couldn't tell if it froze through but she never got any damage from it in the 2 years she had it setup. All she did was drain it below the inlet/outlet ports on the pool, plug them up and put the pump away in the garage. On the Intex website they recommend taking it down to prevent damage but I have seen so many stay up I wonder if that is even necessary?
If I take it down, after scrubbing and draining, are there any ideas on how to set it up so it drys the best and fastest?