My husband and I put in a Lazy L 16'x38' this summer. This will be our first closing. We are in Iowa, so it will be soon. I don't have a cover yet. We are not doing safety cover, just winter cover and water bags. I was assuming I could get one the right shape. I have only found one like that at Best Buy Pool Supply. Otherwise, I guess I am supposed to get a rectangle big enough to cover the whole thing. That is fine except that the extra part will go into the landscaping (part of the reason we went with the Lazy L - to get it to fit there). So, I really want the right shape. Is there anywhere else I can get a non-rectangle winter cover? For solar covers, I have seen suggestions to cut them to fit a Lazy L. Can this be done with a winter cover?
Second, do I want mesh or solid? Growing up, our pool had a solid vinyl cover that we put on in the winter. I have no experience with mesh. There will be A LOT of leaves.