hi - this is our first full year with our in-ground pool, and second season closing. The cover that we inherited from the previous owners is a solid cover held down with water bags and buckets. after closing last weekend, we noticed that this cover doesn't look like it will survive another winter after this one. So we are planning on going with a safety cover next year. From reading this site, it looks like we will go with a mesh cover with a tight weave. Any recommendations on brands or what to look for? Also, are there better times of the year that we would hire a contractor to get a better deal -i.e. in the middle of the winter, so they would size and do the setup right after we open, or should we just wait till the summer? The pool is a key-hole shape, so it will probably have to be a custom job. Thanks!