I have the inflatable ring type Intex pool, it's in my sig.
Here's my question, I live in a place that can potentially get lots of snow in the winter, not like Colorado or anything, not at this elevation, but we can get a few feet accumulation of snow at a time. We get; ice, hoar frost, super cold winds, minus 30-40 windchill at times and our temps can avg. down into the single digits, sometimes as low as minus 3-10. I'd say it more commonly and consistently hits +8 to +12deg in the coldest months of the winter.
We just haven't been very consistent lately, global warming ya know.
I read in the Intex literature that you can't leave the pool up if it hits freezing levels, as it can damage the vinyl.
What are your thoughts on this?
Will the cold really damage it?
Also, if I can leave it up, I have read about dropping the water level below the skimmer inlet hose, but if I did that, the pool would only be half full and that would be bad, it'd probably be torn to bits by the wind.
Lastly, my cover that came with it, of which I don't have the money for anything else, is a vinyl cover /w a few holes in it for ventilation. Kinda dumb, I know, but that's what they gave me.
Should I stuff a beach ball or 2 underneath it so the snow and melt can roll off of it?
It likes to snow here, then melt a bit under the intense sun during the day and then refreeze at night. Makes for some lovely ice everywhere!!