I have a 15 x 42in soft side pool. The pump quit several weeks ago and as you can guess the water is terribly disgusting. I have not had the money to order another intex pump that is likely to **** out too (seeing as there are a plethora of bad reviews on them) and managed to find a used pump from someone local. Well it quit too. Worked when we set it up and i go out this morning and the motor is running but no water is pumping...so the exact same thing my first pump did. So my question is this........I really don't have the funds available to order another pump........Will the pool itself be fine if I go ahead and drain it and store it dirty over the winter and then when i set it up next spring and hook up a new salt water pump just clean it thoroughly then? I at least shocked the heck out of the water and added a ton of algeacide to it so it's at least not green anymore but it's a really nasty cloudy color. And the mosquitos breeding in it are horrendous so I HAVE to do something about it.