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Probably not a good idea. an empty pool is always in danger of floating if ground water gets under it. If you do keep it while it is empty make sure the hydrostatic valve works and that no water is able to build up under any part of the pool.

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Never drain an inground pool, ever. The pressure from the gound water will either pop it out of the ground (with gunite or fiberglass), or cause the liner to pull off the walls and floors and float (vinyl). You need to make sure the ground water is pumped down before taking water out of the pool. Even if you did empty the pool down already and it "seems" okay, by the time all the snow melts in the spring, and the ground water rises, you could be royally screwed.

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I think it is not advisable to leave the swimming pool empty during winter times. Snows and falling branches of trees and leaves can harm your swimming pool. There are some pool covers that you can use and designed for winters like Pool Leaf Covers and Winter Covers.

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NO you don't have to drain your pool in winter. Just add winter algicide this will prevent your pool water going green during winter. Ofcourse don't expect your pool to remain clean over winter, you will need to vaccum and test ur water for correct amount of chemicals.

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Best not to empty a gunite pool, period. Having the pool surface exposed to air and temperature chanfes and drying will result in cracking.

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NO water must stay in you pool at all times.

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Just enough so that the skimmer is above the water and the pipes to the filter and filter can be drained.

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no you will have to repair the sides of the pool. Cost more the you can save.

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