We set up an Intex 12x24 Ultra Frame saltwater pool this summer in coastal Alabama. We'll be closing the pool soon. My in-laws drain their Intex pool down to just a couple of feet and leave it like that all winter, and then in the spring it is disgusting and they get in and scrub and clean it. I'm thinking no to that. I've searched here and seen that people leave up year round, but all the posts I'm seeing are for cold climates. I would love a complete step-by-step for a newbie on exactly what to do to close the pool. We have a ton of huge trees and right now have a solar cover that is catching all the leaves falling, but our pool came with a winter cover as well. I saw the post here on the How To section that tells about removing hoses, ladders, etc. But don't I need to go out and run the pool filter at all over the winter? Or add/check chemicals, etc? Is there a thorough guide on how to close for the winter without draining, and even better if specifically for our pool type. Thanks in advance!