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Thread: Winterizing an in-ground: alternatives to lowering water?

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    Winterizing an in-ground: alternatives to lowering water?


    I'm just about to pull the trigger on closing the pool (yes, I'm very late!) and wonder if there's an alternative to lowering the water level to below the tile and skimmer line. The above ground guys use pillows to keep the ice from pushing the walls of their pools apart, so I wonder if there's a way to do a similar trick with in-ground pools. If not, isn't it about time somebody invented a way? (I don't have any in-wall things to worry about, except lights which stay well below the waterline. My stuff's in-floor.)

    Reason I'm asking is because I have a great safety cover which can be used as a winter cover per the manufacturer... provided the water level doesn't dip quite that low, and I'd love to avoid buying a Loop-Loc or equivalent.

    Bill Eccles
    Tolland, Connecticut
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    Hayward AquaRite Pro salt system, C5025 cartridge filter, SP4007X10 pump, H400FDP heater
    Aquamatic Hydramatic safety cover, Vantage in-floor cleaning system

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    Re: Winterizing an in-ground: alternatives to lowering water

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