Hello, first I would like to thank everyone on here for a great website. Love all the helpful information when I need it and is easy to find the answers I need. I have an Intex 22x52 round that I am not taking down over the winter because when we put the pool up this spring I thought I was dealing with hot air balloon with the way the wind kept blowing the liner out of the frame, we actually had to stake the frame down so that I could get the liner kinda smoothed out and get some water in it, then I had to get in and the spread the liner out(the water was 42)on my hands and knees as the pool filled to spread the liner out (I'm not doing that again). I know you all like test results so here are mine.
Ph 8.0 was 7.4 had lots of rain and flooded pool
Water temp 42
I am getting ready to disconnect the Intex cartridge filter/pump maybe next week and drain about half the pool water out. The winters here in Northern Michigan (about 90miles SW of the bridge) are quite cold (most of the time) with lots of snow, we usually get somewhere around 140 inches a yr (last yr almost 200). The pool is going to freeze like a big ice cube. I'll let you all know if it survives through the winter and give an update in the spring as to the condition of the pool. I am thinking that I should not put a cover over the pool because I am afraid with all the snow we get here it could cause the legs to bend under the weight of that much snow. I am also wondering what I should do about the ph being at 8.0? Should I try to bring it down with the chlorine leavel being so high or just leave it? I live in a open field at the top of a hill with no trees very close around so hopefully no leaves. What would you all suggest I do with the pool over the winter? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks, Kiddy