I have a 30 x 15 AGP in Matagorda County, Texas (in case you want to see where it is geographically) and keep going back and forth as to whether I should do a full "close" or not.
Its a weekend home that we will use sporadically from now until the week before Thanksgiving and then we usually don't go back until the middle of January. We don't often get freezing weather, but when we do, it can be enough to freeze the pipes under the house (house is right on the water so its elevated 5' off the ground with plumbing exposed underneath) but never for more than a day or two.
I have both a leaf cover as well as a winter cover but just not sure what to do. I don't want to be in a situation where I have to run down at a moments notice between Thanksgiving and New Years because its my REALLY busy season but I also don't want to "close" the pool if I really don't have to.
I have though about putting the winter cover on and drastically reducing the number of hours the pumps runs but change the hours to when its most likely to have frozen (maybe 3:00am to 8:00am or something like that)
Anyhow, just looking for suggestions from y'all....Please and Thank You!