This is our first winter with pool, the pool store came and closed pool for us in Mid October. We have had major winds the past few weeks. The cover had been fine until today. We came home to find about 3/4 of the cover in the pool!!! The cable broke. We did have those small clip things on (I don't think they fit quite right, after putting them on they'd king of pop off a little but would stay on just not tight, maybe its the railing of our pool) and after the pool store put the cover on we wrapped cling wrap around pool just as another precaution. We have a deck around 1/2 the pool...completely on one long side of pool and stops in middle of both curved ends.
I will be calling the pool store tomorrow, they should fix the problem. Does anyone have any advice on how we can prevent this from happening again?
Also, We drained the pool 6 inches below skimmer, I didnt realize the return in below that, so the water is only about 1 inch below the return but the pool guys put a plug in the return, will that be okay or do I need to drain it more, I don't want anything to get ruined from freezing.
Thanks so much to whoever replies!!!