After watching an HDTV episode where someone installed an automatic pool cover, I decided to consider one.
Fully installed prices are around $7-$8k and one company agreeing to sell me their unit directly for $5k. There are manual units that are $2-3k cheaper, but it's meant for smaller pools.
This seems too high for me considering we have a four month pool season and the pool is not heated, but, I love the idea of keeping the leaves out, retaining heat, a simple key switch to open and close the cover, no winter cover, a constant safety cover and less chemicals. It would make pool ownership easier.
Anyone have one or have other solutions for a cover?