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Thread: Drained Too Much Water for Winter in Error

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    Drained Too Much Water for Winter in Error

    I am a little late getting our 30' above ground closed up for the winter. This is only our second year doing it. I started draining the water level down with a small pump I used last year. Last night I unplugged the pump as we were getting close to the bottom of the return, with the intent on finishing up today. I left the pump and hose in however, and here the night and day the water siphoned down substantially (should have pulled the pump out). I am now left with about 12-18 inches of water in the pool.

    The question is, do I need to fill the pull up to below the return for winter, or is it ok to just hold out and wait until spring? I don't want to do more damage, and obviously the air pillows are not going to do any good at this point. Thanks for the help.
    30' Aqua Leader Sentinelle 54" Wall Height Above Ground Pool
    ~22000 Gallons

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    Re: Drained Too Much Water for Winter in Error

    Remember, the water actually helps support the walls. Refill before closing IMO

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    Re: Drained Too Much Water for Winter in Error

    You are not alone! We had the exact same thing happen to us, except we caught it when the pool was still about half full. We did add water back to the pool to get it to the recommended level before closing. Also, don't forget to check your chemical levels before you put on the cover. We had to add more chemicals to get everything balanced again, thus delaying our closing by a couple of days. Good Luck!
    7600 gallon AG with a Waterway Premium Blue (150 sqft) Cartridge Filter, Waterway 1/2 hp 2 speed pump. Installed on 6/25/14. Raypak 156 Heater. TF-100 Test Kit

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