We hadn't been using the above ground swimming pool for a few weeks. The water was beginning to get cold and we were too busy. So it was time to pack it up.
It took several days to drain the pool, using the outlet at the bottom and a garden hose. We were able to lift the liner gradually to remove the last few inches of water.
The frame came apart fairly easily. But the rope securing the sides had disintegrated in several places so had to be thrown away and will have to be replaced. The ground sheet had also disintegrated.
After a few days in the sun, the liner was able to be folded up and stored in the workshop.