Hi from Vermont! I'm just getting ready to get the winter cover off our above ground pool. I might have missed my window, weather wise, because we are in for a LOT of rain in the next couple weeks, and I probably should have done it sooner. My water is 55 degrees now... so I really want to get that cover off of it and take advantage of the spring rain to bring the water level back up. I've been constantly siphoning water off the cover since melt in April, but there is still about 6" of water and sludge in spots on the cover. I don't want that to spill in to the pool if I try taking it off...... How do you clean off your cover in the spring before opening, especially while its raining? A dry day at this point isn't going to happen for a while... any tips welcome!!