I purchased a home January 2013 that had an IG pool. Only had one summer with it so far and about to start another. The cover for the winter is obviously aged as it is faded quite a bit.
We pulled the cover off the other day and it was all in tact, no tears or holes. However, if I grab any part of the cover and lift it above my head to the sky, it's like looking at the universe and all the pretty stars!!!!!
In other words, there are tiny holes everywhere.
I know some pool covers are just mesh, much like my cover is slowly becoming so I assume water getting through is not an issue.
The cover really just stops debris right (leaves, bird droppings, etc.)?
Should I assume my cover is done and time for a new one come the fall?