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    Drain pool AFTER closing?

    We had the pool closed today. Our company said we don't need to drain the water below the skimmer and the last 2 years we haven't but I have noticed that the returns seem to be bulging from the walls some and I have read on here ice can cause that. We get a lot of snow and ice on the cover with long stretches(weeks) of below freezing temps. Should I and can I now that it is all closed up drain the water to below the returns? I don't want to mess up the gizmos that are now in water.
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    Re: Drain pool AFTER closing?

    If they sealed off the supplies and returns you can use a sump pump to pump off some water BUT some covers require the water level be left at normal level.
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    Re: Drain pool AFTER closing?

    We have a regular ugly black/green poly pool cover with water bags and enough excess to allow it to lay on the water if I drain to below the returns. Thanks.
    23000 gal. 18 x 36 IG vinyl
    Jacuzzi Magnum Force 1.5 hp. pump
    Jacuzzi CFR 100 cartridge filter
    AutoPilot Digital 220 SWG
    LaarsLite 250 gas heater

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    Re: Drain pool AFTER closing?

    Then you shouldn't have any problem draining some water from it.
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