...but I shouldn't be with this forum to help me, I know. Raise the chlorine to shock level, run for 24 hours, drain 1 foot, bring the filter, pump, etc indoors, cover on and done, what could go wrong?
I guess I have two concerns:
1) I ordered a truck tire inner tube and plan on using it as a pillow to buffer the cover against the expanding ice. What is the best way to center this? Tie it off?
2) How long might it take to drain? I need to drop a foot so that is about 5,000 gallons. Syphoning with 3 garden hoses is my plan, they will need to run about 150 feet each to get to the street, and I have one small pump that I am hoping actually works (will test it tonight) that claims it will move about 350 gallon/hour. What are other's experiences in terms of time?