I need to get a solar cover for my pool and I've seen the bubble type in the big box hardware store and I'm wondering if I should get one of those or order something from a specialty store? From what I've read in here, a 2 or 3 piece cover is easier to deal with than a one piece cover, so I'm not necessarily looking for a one-piece custom cover.
I've also read that thicker covers last longer but cost more. I'd rather spend a little more now on a thicker cover than buy a whole new one in a year, but I don't know the thickness of the hardware store type.
So, is there a special place I should get my cover from or should I try the hardware store if it's thick enough?