DanEpps wrote:...One question though...we were told to drain the water level to just under the skimmer for the winter. If rain runs through the mesh, do you have any freezing problems? I believe you probably have a little bit colder winters than we do here Do you just blow the lines out and not drain the pool any?
Here you go, Dan.
The winterizing of the pool entails removing as much water as possible from the lines near the surface, and putting in antifreeze, which is removed in the Spring.
The Winter cover allows water to go into the pool. This shot shows the water level only about 6 inches below the top edge of the pool, due to rain during late 2007 Fall. But you can see the reflection of the trees in the water peeking above the cover. The cover itself is stretched below the water level, due to the weight of the snow; the more opaque surface on the cover is a thin layer of ice.
The local pool guys know that, even if it freezes, the pool will be OK from a structural standpoint. Guess it must be the way they build them around here, which allows you to leave the water in...