I have a 16 x 36 vinyl in-ground pool with an Anchor (loop-lock style) mesh cover. Every year when I go to open my pool in the Spring, it is a horrible green algae mess. I spend weeks and lots of money cleaning it. My question ... should I spend the money to switch to a solid loop-lock style Anchor cover? Or could I simply by a cheap solid cover and install it under the mesh cover?
Also, what do others use for closing chemicals with their mesh covers to help avoid the green algae mess when they open it.
I live in the North East so temperatures are consistently below freezing for Dec/Jan/Feb.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.