Thank you all for helping a newbie pool owner get by in our first summer of having a pool. Now it's time to close it and I'm already thinking about a fun activity for the kids during the long winters here in MA. I'd like to set up an ice skating rink using one of those kits on the flat lawn that's near the pool. Since the pool water needs to be lowered anyway, is there anyway I can repurpose it for the rink? Maybe follow the closing procedures now but leave the water level as is, and when it gets near freezing temperatures, use a sump pump and pump water from the pool into the rink?
What do you guys and gals think? Is this too much trouble and I should just treat each project independently? I'd like to save on the water bill as well!