I have just installed a 27' Above ground pool and like all of you I want to get the longest season as possible. As a kid I remember the solar cover helping to do this. I have found that there are different color and different thickness of solar covers. Have any of you found either of these options being more important than the other? I remember it being somewhat of a struggle to wrestle of the pool so I am liking the idea of cutting it into manageable pieces. After cutting has the wind really been an issue for any of you? I tend to have plenty of wind at my house. Thanks For the replies.