I was planning to close the pool this weekend. Have some algae and shocked the pool. I got a leak in the bottom corner of the liner by one of the supports. (Probably tore it when I was brushing the walls) Got the leak patched up with some waterproof repair tape since the pool stores were all closed. The water was draining fast. I lost at least a foot of water in about 3 1/2 hours. The water level is now down to about 4" under my return. I am going to use the mesh cover this year, so that is the level I was going to drain it down to when I close it. I really don't want to fill the pool back up just so I can turn the pump back on and then drain the pool again to close it. The Cl is at shock level right now.