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    OOps, I emptied my pool for winter

    Did I totally screw myself by emptying the pool? I didn't even think that I should have kept most of the water in. Am I safe leaving it empty, i'm mostly worried about the liner being damaged from snow and freezing water.
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    Re: OOps, I emptied my pool for winter

    If you are going to leave it up then leave it partially full. Since you drained, then I would take it apart and store it.
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    Re: OOps, I emptied my pool for winter

    I thought about completely taking it apart but those poles that go around the top edge were a real pain to get in, i can't imagine being able to get them out. The sleeve they go in is just too tight.
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    Re: OOps, I emptied my pool for winter

    The water provides part of the structure for your pool. Fill it at least 1/2 way and cover it to keep excess snow and debris out.
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    Re: OOps, I emptied my pool for winter

    Will the water get nasty though over the winter if i do that with no chemicals in it?
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    Re: OOps, I emptied my pool for winter

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknoir
    Will the water get nasty though over the winter if i do that with no chemicals in it?
    Depends on how soon you open in the spring, but the first good wind that comes along will tear the pool up if it doesn't have water in it.
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    Re: OOps, I emptied my pool for winter

    If you decide to fill it halfway back up at least as suggested.........go ahead and balance it as you normally would.
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    Re: OOps, I emptied my pool for winter

    We did that last year. Bought another pack of closing chems and refilled it 3/4
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    Re: OOps, I emptied my pool for winter

    Did you fill it up or take it down?

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzyAbbott
    pack of closing chems
    No need for the "packs"...just bleach/liquid chlorine and if you want, polyquat60 algaecide (I skip this).
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