This will be my first ever pool closing. I live in an open, flat area with few wind breaks. I'm nervous about using the cover included in my pool package. The winds here have ripped doors off of two different equipment sheds in the last 3 years. I'm pretty sure (I think) that a winter pool cover wouldn't fare too well either.
The pool place said I could remove the cover after all the leaves have dropped. There are 2 large trees nearby. Living on a farm, there will be corn fines flying around all winter as semis are loaded to go to the grain elevator. I'm considering a leaf net cover, but I'm not sure the mesh is small enough to keep out corn fines and still let the wind through. And there is the other issue of all the dust/dirt that will get into the pool without a solid cover.
I have a partial deck and I cannot slip the cover between the deck and pool wall. I will need to connect the cover to the deck in some way.
I recently read somewhere on the internet, I don't remember where, that a lady had damaged her swimming pool by using the solid cover in a windy area. Supposedly her top rail got ripped off the pool. Yikes! I don't want that.
If you live in a high wind area I would really enjoy reading about how you cover your pool in the winter. I'd like to learn from your trial and error process so that I don't make too many errors