Hello ever helpful folks:
I am new pool owner, who is now using BBB method to take care of the pool on my own. Thanks to all the wonderful folks on this forum, I am managing my pool now, something that I never thought I could do on my own before I found this site.
We have a bean shaped pool, with rocks (for small waterfall) on one side. I am thinking of getting a pool cover for winters so as to prevent leaves, dirt, etc getting in the pool during winter months. Can someone suggest as to what should I use? Will a tarp (regular or special??) work for this? Do I need a roller also, or that just makes the life easy?
I live near Sacramento, California where the temps commonly reach around 100F during the summer. This week, we are sitting right at 100F....but I am not complaining
Any recommendations on a solar cover? Do they actually work?? I am thinking that if I can extend the swimming season by the use of such covers, then it will be a worthwhile investment. What's the life like on these things? Anything that I need to be aware of?
What effect, if any, these covers (pool & solar) have on pool chemistry?