It's time for a new solar cover for us, since ours started to shred late this fall. The wisdom shared on this site is that cheaper covers work just as well and last just as long, right? I thought it had been 2 seasons since I replaced mine. When I checked my old emails to see what I had ordered, I noticed the order date was 9/13/2011
It has been used a LOT, from March or April through October/November each year. My wife likes it 90+ degrees, so it's often on the pool even in the height of summer. It's stored out of the sun on a reel when not in use, and a couple winters I actually wrapped the whole reel in a big tarp and put it out of the way.
So, 4+ years on a clear 16mil cover vs. almost 2 on the blue 8mil I had before. I know what I'll be ordering again!
here is what I got last time - Crystal Clear Solar Cover 18' x 36' Rectangular 16 Mil - Free Shipping - SolarCovers.com