I am in South Texas and we will have overnight lows in the mid to high 20s a few nights a year. Most days it will warm to 40s and certainly above freezing. I have a 7,500 gal ABG that is protected from wind. In the past I simply cut the pump time down and left the pool uncovered. However, the leaf drop is very heavy and it is difficult to keep the pool clean. Every spring it is a huge job to get the leaves out. This year I want to cover the pool. Since the cover is not hard it will be floating on the water. I would like to continue to do what I have done in the past - rely on circulation to keep from freezing, but am concerned about the cover blocking the skimmer and also water level getting too low and I not knowing it. What would you guys do in my situation?
As always, thanks.