I just closed my in-ground gunite pool in October. We had a severe snow storm here in CT the other week where trees and limbs fell everywhere. Unfortunately a huge limb came down across my pool. I had it removed, but I think that some of the smaller branches may have ripped holes in the cover. Yesterday it was pretty nice out, so I put my cover pump on top of the cover to get the water off from the snow/rain. I ran it for a very long time and when I checked on it this morning, the cover still had quite a bit of water on it and the water level underneath seems to have dropped lower than the level when I closed. Should I keep the pump going to drain the water cover thus also lowering the water underneath until the cover is water free or just leave it alone? I don't want my cover to collapse from weight, but also don't want to waste water and energy draining my pool even more if I don't need to. Thank you.