Closed the pool Thursday night. I started last week, and it was crystal clear when I closed it. All leaves were off the trees, which means not much in the cover come Spring. Super clean, drained below skimmer and return jet, all hoses empty, pump and "handle valve" removed, tank drained and left open. 5 minutes of help from wife, 2 kids, and father in law to lift cover over rails and put jugs on top. Then I put some wood as well to keep the wind from getting under. See you in May.