OK, so just for some background, we have a 30k gal free-form pool with attached spa (I haven't been 'allowed' to put up pics yet; the wife won't let me until it's 'perfect'). There is obviously no standard solar reel that will fit this thing so after a little research, I found two alternates. One is this 'Swimming Pool Solar Pill' that you put in a skimmer and then claims to "Prevent pool water evaporation and heat loss with an invisible layer of non-toxic biodegradable film". The other are these 'Solar Sun Rings' which, as far as I can tell are just small circular inflatable pieces of regular solar cover material.
I'd love to know if anyone has had experience with either of these products and what their feelings about them are and also what might be the best way to cover the pool, traditional reel, alternative or otherwise.
Looking forward to your replies!!