My pool liner developed a leak at the end of the season. It does not make sense to me to replace the liner when I am not going to be using the pool, running the pump and spending that money. The leak was patched but apparently not completely and it is still losing water. I would like to just drain the pool and replace the liner at the beginning of spring. I know that the oval pool needs water or something to help it keep its shape. My question is this, can I just add some wooden braces (i.e. 2 x 6 boards) to help keep it braced until the spring rather than continuing to waste money adding water?