Hey all. I am currently researching between 2 options. Option one is solar heating. We are thinking between Fafco and Heliocoil and both have quoted us 80% coverage for around $5500. The other option is getting a solar cover on a power assisted reel which I am estimating would cost around $1700. Just the cover alone is not an option, we have one now and it is way too much to mess with on our length of a pool. I am in N. Cal east of Sacramento, so about 10 degrees cooler than the city. My pool gets some shade during the day but the roof stays pretty sunny. Last year we ran no cover and even on a 100+ day the water temp was too cold for my wife. I don't mind splurging for the solar panels if it meant we can actually use our pool, but if I can get by just fine with a blanket for 1/3 of the cost, of course I would rather do that. If I do get panels, I do plan on getting rings for the evening to slow heat loss. Any advice? Thanks.