So I am in the final stages of closing for winter and need to buy a new winter cover. The issue is I have an oval above ground pool with a deck all the way around and the pool edge is very tight to the deck with no room to get hands in at most points (bought the house/pool like this). Our first year (last year) in this house, we crawled under the deck which was very hard and painful but the cover came off half way through anyways.
So I was thinking, what is the disadvantage of just attaching a tarp or hard cover taunt on the deck itself but not touching the water? Just stretched across the open gap tight and then anchored to the deck. My only thought is the pool water is exposed to some degree but I don't know the ramifications of this way.
On a side note, I got a late jump on the closing because my pump broke right when I wanted to start the clean-up and had to order new parts.
Thanks for any help!