This is our first winter with our gunite pool.
I'm trying to determine if we "need" a custom cover for our pool or if a larger rectangular cover would suffice. It seems the manufacturers will void the warranty if a std cover is used on a "custom" pool. However, the custom covers are about 1.5x the price of a std cover. Is the warranty really something that will be of value (12 year limited and 2 year full)?
See a rough sketch of the pool and dimensions. We have 6' of concrete on the "left" and "bottom" sides, and 3' on the "top" and "right" sides. What are the "cons" of going with an 18'x40' std cover instead of custom cover aside from the warranty being void? I'm sure others have thoughts I haven't yet considered.