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.
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.
No. You just drain out enough water to close up the skimmers/plumbing, but the pool remains mostly full.
Vacuum the pool. If you have to drain it, only drain it half way. Floating pools are a disaster.
Why would you drain your pool just becasue the water is hot? Never drain your inground pool unless you have first cut holes in the bottom of the pool to keep it from floating. If the water table in your area is high enough, your inground pool could "float" out of the ground, effectively ruining your pool.
You don't drain an inground swimming pool, unless you are trained to do so. Doing it alone or even with assistance is extremely dangerous. Save yourself some trouble and go contact a local and trained swimming pool cleaning service.
yes you do close the pool actually you call the buliders of the pool and ask them when it is time to winterize it.
To remove excess rain water in an inground pool, you likely want to get a filter. You can also install a drain at the very bottom of the pool, but this will need to be closed if there were water in the pool for swimming.
The skimmer is the healthiest method for removing water from a pool for filtration at all times
Justin Bieber has a inground pool
The following web address will give you a good guide for winter closing the pool http://swimming.about.com/od/poolandspamaintenance/a/ingroundpoolclo.htm
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.