This is my first year closing the pool we had installed in spring. It's a vinyl liner 4 ft all the way across on a hill,
so the back end of the pool is pretty much above ground. Our installer drained the pool down, blew the lines, added
antifreeze, plugged the return lines, and drainined pump/filter (also stuck an empty plastic bottle in the skimmer).
The water was a couple inches below the return lines, but we had 3 inches of rain this weekend. I have read conflicting
reports on where to keep the water level as I don't want the walls to cave in from the water being too low nor do I
want the plumbing to get messed up from water seeping into the "antifreezed" returns or ice pushing the caps off.
I did numerous searches on this site and the conventional wisdom seems to indicate keeping the water level below
the returns, is that correct? We have one of those mesh safety covers which is permeable so water does soak through.
Many thanks in advance, enjoyed the pool so much this summer, don't want to ruin anything!
Thanks - Paul
Here's a picture from behind: