I am beginning my research on the best options for a winter pool cover. This will be my first winter. When we bought house in April, pool was covered with a vinyl pool cover secured by ropes, logs and cinder blocks. By this time, the pool cover had literally sunk to the bottom of pool as at opening, we found 4 of the large blocks had fallen in, along with a ton of leaves. Due to this, I may be under the wrong impression that a vinyl pool cover is not a good choice. We priced out the solid security cover that can hold a small elephant, which is what my husband is leaning towards because like me, due to our pool opening nightmare, may be unfairly judging vinyl covers, however, if I can find another good valued alternative cover/method, I'd be happy.
I have a 27,000 gallon kidney shaped pool surrounded by trees, and live in Michigan.