I have an in-ground, free-form pool, and my Loop Loc pool cover has become just about useless. The safety cover isn't doing a good job of keeping dirt out anymore. Too much has worn away. I bought a tarp-type pool cover because we can't afford to buy a new safety cover right now. No kids or animals to worry about, so I don't really need to have a safety cover. It isn't pretty, but I think it works. Here is a picture:
My husband thinks this is NOT going to work. He wants to put the safety cover on, and then lay the tarp over top. He thinks that having the cover dip down to the water level is a problem. I keep trying to tell him that the water below will push up on the cover, and any snow or rain will just sit on top. He isn't convinced. I do not want to go to the trouble of taking the tarp off, putting on the safety cover, and then putting the tarp on top. Can anyone help me convince him this is okay?
I am wondering how you know when you have to pump off any water sitting on top. I'm sure a couple of inches of water isn't a problem, but more than that? If I just leave the tarp on, will I end up pumping water off of it constantly? I've never used a tarp before, so I'm not sure how this is supposed to work.