Every year I knock my head against this same wall and I want to see if there is a solution I am missing:
I heat my pool so need it covered every night. I work all day, so it usually stays covered during the work day and then I remover the solar cover as the kids are clamoring to get in after work. In order to be able to maneuver the solar cover by myself, I have cut it into three strip, each about 12 feet wide and maybe 18 feet long. Still pretty big to handle, especially when partially water-covered.
THE PROBLEM: in the course of removing the cover(s), all of the tree debris that has accumulated over night and all day goes into the water. Drives me nuts. Anyone else have this? Anyone figure out a solution yet?
PROPOSED SOLUTION: I am considering scrapping the solar cover(s) and using some sort of gigantic tarp (or maybe a winter cover made for a poo??) that will completely cover the pool and overhang all four sides of my 16 x 32 foot rectangular AG. Then clamp the tarp to the top rail in a bunch of spots. When I get home from work, take a leaf blower and blow it all off the top and onto the ground next to the pool. Take it off, and it seems pool water should stay clean. Sound like a plan?? Biggest issue I can foresee is if it rains -- but since I've never had a winter cover, I don't know if it there is a good way to squeegee or blow the water off -- or would that be a deal-breaker that would end up being even harder to maneuver and still dump all the debris in my warm water??
Thanks for any help!