When my SLAM is over and I get my pool back usable I decided I'd go ahead and line up what I want to do for a cover now instead of scrambling when the leaves start falling.
Right now, I have no cover. We previously used a tarp style and waterbags, but always had issues with our dogs messing with them. We plan on installing a pool fence this year due to now having young children, so that will fix the dog problem.
Here is what I am thinking, your input is welcome;
1. Unless convinced otherwise, I think I'm going to go back with another tarp style cover due to now having the fence, lower cost, and that it seems they last about as long as a safety cover. Where is a good place to order one?
2. I plan on ordering a new pool cover pump, possibly a Rule pump. Is it worth the extra cost? Are there any others you'd recommend?
3. Lastly, we have a huge issue with leaves. I'm thinking of ordering a leaf net to place on top of the cover and empty it during a few times during the height of the leaves falling. Would ordering two that would cover their respective rectangle of L shaped pool (with a slight overlap) be a good idea? It would seem much less award removing them than an L-shaped net, and whatever fell off would still be caught by the tarp cover.