2 years ago we bought one of those Blue Bubble Solar covers from Leslie's Pools for our in-ground pool, replacing the previous owner's same type of cover that was a mess. It came with a "5 year warranty" (of course, read the fine print on THAT). It is already starting to wear out, leaving small blue bit of plastic from the deteriorating bubbles in the cover. I mean, ***?
Is this typical of these? I maintain perfect numbers for our chemical/chlorine. With a CYA of 40-45, I maintain my CL at around 5.0 ... Is Chlorine the culprit? It's impractical to always put it into a shaded area every time we roll it up to use the pool, but after October, it is removed for the late fall & winter - and doesn't go back on until around May. So really only gets 6 months per year of use.
If YOU were to replace it, what would you replace it with that would LAST more than a couple of years? Is it just a bad design?
Thanks in advance.