I'm new on here and have tried to read through relevant posts, and use search, to find information about anti-rub padding for use along the coping under a winter safety cover. I haven't found anything, so I may be looking for the wrong wording, if so I'm sorry for posting this request.
I am about to get a loop loc ultra - solid with two mesh panels for drainage - but due to the windy area I'd like to protect the cover from wearing against the cement coping of my in ground pool. I've always had a solid cover but as it aged it started leaving a blue coloration along the coping which was hard to get off. I've heard that anti-rub padding prevents that. Loop Loc offers some but not only is it expensive, it is not actually a pad but just a thick sheet of vinyl 30" wide that is draped over the coping and held on by holes in it for the straps to go through. Doesn't sound like it would last long and for almost $500 I don't want to have to replace it in a few years.
Some pool companies have told me that astro turf works and to get strips the length and width of my pool. Easy for them to say as I can't find any sold in narrow strips although I know I have seen it in stores in the past - if I could only remember where. I've also been told that if a piece slips into the pool and stays there it could discolor the bottom of my white pool.