After four pool seasons, we are looking at covering the pool for the winter. I usually just let it go, them pump out, clean, and refill every year. The previous homeowner left some leaf nets, but you need two nets to cover the pool and it's not real easy trying to keep the leaves out where the two nets meet. Would I be better off going with a properly sized (single) leaf net, or a winter cover? The only issue that I can think of is that my work schedule keeps me away from home two weeks at a time and I'm worried about a huge tea bag turning my pool brown again. I tried the leaf nets last year , but after not being able to get the leaf net off in time, the water started to turn brown, so I just let it go. Will a winter cover prevent this? Also, will water go through the winter cover, or will all of the rain water pool on top and have to be pumped off? Would a winter cover allow the leaves to be blown off?
I'm in NE Louisiana and have plenty of trees in the back yard. My biggest problems come from a Yellow Poplar and pine tree.
I have some more questions, but they may be answered in some responses. Any and all information and opinions are welcome.