How much water should you drain from an above ground pool for winter?
Just enough so that the skimmer is above the water and the pipes to the filter and filter can be drained.
Not all above ground pools have to be disassembled during winter, although it is a good idea to drain them. Water expands when it freezes, and if the water is trapped in a closed container or in a crack, the expansion can break the container or the material surrounding it. Pipes often break, when water inside them freezes.
You should never completely drain an above ground pool. The chemicals in the vinyl liner that allow it to stretch when originally installed do not last. If you drain the water, the liner will shrink and when you refill the pool there is a good chance that instead of stretching back the liner will rip instead. NEVER drain your pool.
Can you drain a pool during the winter months to replace the vinyl liner in the spring without damaging the pool shell in Mississippi?
The pond you keep your fish in is above the ground and you are worried about winter that it will freeze right up what can you do?
Depending on where you live, you may want to totally drain an above the ground pool, especially if your area is prone to freezing temperatures. When such pool is not being used, it is always a good idea to cover it to keep dirt and leaves out. Yes, with continued use of chemicals. Otherwise, you're going to have a nasty mess to clean out come spring.