Any suggestions for closing? I have a close kit and a cover. Didn’t buy pillows as heard conflicting info about if use or not? I live in Chicago and it gets cold, snows and freezes but I have a MIL in hospice here and can’t take it all down! I’ve heard people do it? I have that cheap skimmer from Intex, so I’m not sure when people say take water below skimmer (our skimmer floats pretty close to the water level), unless they are talking about the hole the hose goes into for the skimmer? Clearly, the water has to be below all the holes (4) for the pump hardware (inlet hose with dual suction outlet holes, and an outlet hose, and a skimmer hose), or the water will pour out when I take the pump and hardware off to store. Please be specific as this is my first year with a pool and I don’t know squat! If you recommend pillows or floats ....which, how many, and how big? And how much water do I remove? My pool has no blow up features and the frame is metal legs outside vinyl liner that slip through the vinyl belt.