I am looking to purchase a cover for the pool. I am mostly concerned with the water loss due to the extreme arid climate I am located in. I would also like the benefit of the heating.
I see there are blue and clear 'bubble wrap' type covers. To me, clear makes sense for letting in light, and trapping it's heat, is this logical?
Can I get away with not having an expensive cover roll-up device? I was thinking buy the thickest plastic possible and just be careful when folding up the cover for swimming.
Also, I have a water fall that spills from the spa. Do I just cut out an area for the water to fall directly to the water below? And can I cut out a cover for the spa without it trying to overflow into the pool below? Maybe some creative work can be done to anchor the spa's cover... or a cut out near the spill way? I tend to valve the spa's water supply down so it isn't a huge gushing waterfall.
Are there any brands to avoid or look for?