We live in a wide open area surrounded by fields and tend to get a lot of wind which makes solar covers difficult to keep in place. They always want to blow to one side of the pool or blow off making them not worth the effort. We have a 24 foot round pool. We bought a new cover last year that was heavier 12 mil and it kept blowing off and was hard to take on and off so we purchased a solar roller. The solar roller works great but the cover still blows off. Have already tried putting gallon jugs of water on it to hold in place. Are there any other options?
I though maybe we could get a smaller cover (maybe 18' round) they would stay in place better and be easier to manage. The 24 footer tends to get caught on the ladder and bunch up which may be why the wind catches it so easily. Would a smaller cover fair better? Any other ideas?