I have a read a lot about auto covers and they seem to offer a lot of benefits. They help to heat the pool, they reduce the need for chemicals, they provide a ton of safety and they help to keep leaves and other things out.
With that said, I have heard horror stories about the costs to not only install them, but also to keep them running. At a minimum it will be multiple thousands of dollars for the install. I have read that it also may cost a thousand or so for annual maintenance.
I am trying to get an understanding to see the real story and answer two questions:
1) what model/manufacturer do you have and how much have you had to pay after the initial install to keep it running?
2) are there things that seem to affect the maintenance cost more than others (width, length, SWG vs chlorine, manufacturer, etc...)
Thanks a lot.