I have a set of "wedding cake steps" for a 24' above ground pool. I live in a snow-belt area off of Lake Erie that sees up to 250" of snow a season, plus pretty cold conditions. The steps have sand-filled weights in the bottom that are screwed on. It would be a challenge to try to disassemble them under water. (We had to assemble above ground on the deck and then push the thing into the pool).
Should I remove the rail and just let them freeze in place? There's a liner underneath them between it and the pool liner.
Should I move them to the center of the pool and use them to keep the winter cover up? Maybe tip them over so they are totally under water?
What would you do?