I have read every post on here about winterizing my above ground 24 foot with 54 inch sides. The store I bought my chemicals from told me to drain it down past the skimmer.
My pool installer said since I have the skimmer cover I didn't need to. Which way is it?
I live in Northern Indiana and get alot of lake effect wind and snow. This is a brand new pool and I really don't want the skimmer to be cracked in the spring.
Also, I put the winter cover on (per instructions) which was to weave the cable and snug it tight. Then we had a incredible wind storm for two days and it looked like a giant cupcake in the back yard. Now I read that people have had the top rails tear off because of this. What should I do?
Do I need to purchase an air pillow for the middle to prevent the sides from bursting? We get some wicked cold winters and I do believe that it will be freezing solid.
And how can I possibly keep the wind from howling thru it again. Some say milk/bleach jugs... others say clamps. I have waited years to get this pool and the last thing I want to happen to it is something horrible cause I did something wrong. Please help this newbie out.
All responses will be greatly appreciated.
A freaking out pool owner