Last year was our 1st year with a pool (above ground) so we used the cable/wench that came with the cover, we also used one pillow, then we added clips as the winds started blowing, then the pillow made its way from the middle to one end to the other end so on and so on. We spent about every 3-4 days pumping water off that cover (lots of rain i guess in East TN last winter).
When we went on vacation last month we threw the leaf net over the pool (we have a ton of trees around the pool) and bungee corded water filled jugs to the leaf net. I was pretty happy with the way it has held so I've decided to use the ole' water filled jugs for the winter cover. A couple questions please --
are there water bags that work the same? while I'm not completely opposed to jugs, matching bags would look nicer and be easier to store over the summer, are they reusable? how long do they last?
are the jugs all i need?
what do you all use? pictures would be appreciated