I've already closed my pool (for the first time - moved in mid-season). Before covering with mesh safety cover, drained several inches below skimmer. We have already had enough rain that water level is back above skimmer lip. What is the best way to drain it back down now? Seems like my options are to pry off a corner of safety cover and start a siphon, or buy/rent some kind of external electric pump and thread the intake tube through skimmer into pool. Is there any other good option that I'm missing?
I'm in Greensboro, NC.
Thanks for the advice.