This will be year 4 and the previous 3 were a pain in the ***. We get a decent amount of rain/snow during the winter which causes the cover to push under the pool water level and then pool water pushes up through the little pinholes/cover material and floods the top of the cover, and the weight displaces water as it pushes down. After a while it yanks down so hard on the cover that it pulls on the side walls and I have to end up pumping it off the cover, which is really pumping out pool water. End result my level is 2ft by spring. I had a new idea this year, pulling the cover TIGHT so it does not drape down on the pool water, and having a high pillow or float in the center. Therefore rain runs off and hopefully snow slides off, I would just need to be on the ball for wet snow to go out with a broom every few inches adn sweep it off. Anyone ever try this, say using jugs of water around the cover to hold it tight? Also besides an air pillow, any good suggestions for a float in the center? The ice always pops my pillow or the pressure rips the rope off and displaces it.