I plan to leave this up for the winter and close it per Pool School. Pine straw is eating it up, so I plan to hopefully close it this weekend.
Once I drain the pool below the holes, the pool will only be about 1/2 to 2/3 full of water.
I plan to use the cover that came with the pool. I plan to put an additional tarp on top of the cover so that I can remove leaves, any possible snow (we don't get that much), etc that may accumulate over the winter. I plan to keep the tarp secure by attaching some straps to Clorox containers (partially filled with water). I also plan to disconnect the pump and bring it inside. (Pool has PVC piping).
Do I need a pillow or some type of inflatable in the middle? Will this even work with so little water in the pool? secure it with some empty Clorox containers partially full of water.
Am I suppose to drain the water out of the sand filter in any way?
MANY THANKS in advance!!