I'm new here and to maintaining a pool in general. I just bought a house with a pool and had a quick question. I've been getting multiple quotes for Merlin, Meyco, and Loop Loc Pool Covers and was able to find someone that was able to offer me a Merlin Dura-Mesh (95% shade) cover for $3,100 and the Merlin Smart-Mesh (100% shade) for $3,700. Overall, these seem to be the best price I can get for a top-tier pool cover.
I was wonder if the $600 is worth the extra 5% shade coverage? Thoughts?
I know that the more shade cover you have..the less chance of algae green pool at opening...but can 5% really make that much of a difference? Is there any other reason to pay the extra $600?
FYI - I can also probably get a Mesh Loop-Loc (?%) for $3,700-$3,800 or a MeycoLite (95% shade) for about $3,400.
Note: My pool is about 55' x 22' ..abstract shape..probably around 40,000 gallons.