I inherited the house with a pool and an old pool safety cover. The pool cover lasted two years and then I moved to a large pool tarp secured by 8 feet water bags and stones. It's a major pain come each opening to remove all the junk from the top of the pool cover. My tarp lasted three seasons and I'm now looking at other alternatives.
1. Go back to a solid safety cover. I like the safety covers. But some of the screws that go into the concrete are old and rusted. Would I be able to get new hardware and insert them into the same holes or will I have to drill new holes?
2. Get a mesh safety cover.
3. Go back to a tarp with a mesh leaf cover. I read the idea here in tfp and sounds intriguing. You can remove the mesh cover in the spring and get all the leaves out.
Any suggestions on what other people are doing? Also I live in NY, any suggestions on a good place to get a good deal on a pool cover?