I am wondering if anyone in this area leaves their pump running over the winter instead of closing down and winterizing? It seems to me that it would be feasible to do this but wanted to hear what others in this area are doing. Last year I shut down and drained the equipment but found that the problems were many keeping the water off the cover, trash off the cover, etc. My winter cover is not a very high quality one and is certainly not good enough that the rain water doesnt get through the cover and therefore let trash into the pool water. Any fellow area pool owners care to comment on their experiences and have suggestions?