Hi I live in San Jose and thinking of buying a clear solar cover (bubble wrap) to help maintain my pool temp over night and block exessive evaporation. Did some research on web but still have some details cannot figure out;
1) My pool is in kidney shape. Should the solar cover be trimmed to fit the pool and floating on the water, or I just leave a rectangular cover as is, which results that the edges of the cover on the deck?
2) I have a in ground spa which is about 2 feet higher than the pool and forms a waterfall when the pump runs. Should the solar cover also placed on top of the SPA or just to end of the pool and leave a hole for the water fall and expose the spa? Would the solar cover still be effective with a "large hole" on it due to the spa opening?
3) I'm currently running the pump 4 hours per day with the cleaning robot 1 hour during filtering. If the pool is covered with floating clear cover, should I stop the pump/filter and cleaner and only run them when the cover is off?