You should cove your pool in the winter, therefore, you will not have do deal with a frozen pool and not have to "thaw" it out in the spring. :D
form_title=Swimming Pool Cover Installation or Replacement form_header=11603 Please specify the purpose of the pool cover. (Choose all that apply)*=  Keep out children and pets  Replace fencing for code compliance  Provide winter protection  Protect pool while away  Keep trash and leaves out of pool Choose the type of swimming pool cover you would like:*=  Safety Cover  Automatic Cover  Winter Cover  Insulated Cover  Spa Cover  Would like recommendation Is the pool you wish to cover an in-ground or above ground pool?*= () Above ground () In ground
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same as any other pool
Yes. Evaporation will happen regardless especially with a porous material like a tarp.
To winterize your inground swimming pool, first backwash the filter, and then disconnect the pump. Purchase winterizing chemicals for the pool water, and be sure to use a pool cover.
It serves no purpose to leave the cover on the pool.
To keep junk out (like leaves, twigs, etc) and to keep heat in. A clear solar cover is used to capture and contain daily solar heat in the water and not loose it to evaporative cooling. A winter cover is used to keep leaves and other debris out during the winter (non swimming) season.
The pool, filter, and pump all need to be drained. If it is a soft sidered pool, it should be collapsed and covered with a tarp. If hardside pool, cover will a pool cover once drained down.
Leslies Swimming Pool Supplies Boston has swimming pool covers. You can also purchase them online at several different websites
For Draining a pool, I use my pump that I use during the winter to pump off the cover. I start it out on the first step of the inground pool and move it down accordingly.