HELP! My above ground pool cover has several small holes in it. This is most likely a result of the horrible winter we had in the Northeast. Lots of snow, ice, small branches, etc. I started to drain what I thought was the cover but discovered that I was actually draining the pool. There is about a ton of wet leaves on the cover. My question is how to remove the cover with out the disgusting leaf rot falling into the pool since I can not drain the cover. I am attempting to back fill the pool under the cover and simply float it off when the water reaches the height of the rail (I have secured the skimmer with an Aqua Door). Any other thoughts on this mess?