So we just bought a house with a 30 ft above ground pool, and are having some issues as of today. About as month ago, we put the winter chemicals in, and cover on. We are in Illinois, and today the cover blew off in the 40mph wind we are currently having. I'm thinking of not putting it back on, since there aren't many trees around it, and we get very strong winds around here on a regular basis.
With that being said, when the cover blew off, all the water and the saturated leaves that were on top of it went into the pool, sitting on the bottom. Can I just leave these in for the winter? Will they stain anything?
I am also using an aquador, the good news is that it is holding all the water out of the skimmer just fine. However, with no air pillow and cover, will there be any issues when the water freezes?
I'd appreciate any help anyone can give! Thanks so much!