do you have to drain down an above ground pool for winter? How much?

I bought an Eliminator Pool Cover and they say use the skimmer and return plugs only. I think they live in more temperate climates.

How far down should I drain our pool in Manitoba.


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    In Manitoba the winter draw down would be 3/4″ below the lowest wall fitting but not exceeding 24 inches from the top of the pool wall. Please note after the winter draw down is completed water level increase from rain and other precipitation should be removed. Note: there is always advantages and disadvantages to final water level, it is our experience and feeling that this general bench mark mitigates most of the risk exposure.

  2. L Fox


    Thank you. Very helpful. See you in the Spring!

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