I want to purchase a solar cover or similar, for the purpose of helping to heat my pool obviously. And I think they are good because they help keep debris out a little bit?
I looked around at what's available, and IF I buy a solar cover I want a 12 mil so it can go on a reel. And they claim that the clear type is best, so I would probably go for the clear type.
However, then I came across those solar ring circular things. They say you just buy enough to cover 80% of your pool and it works like a very good solar cover. Is that true? What are the downsides to these rings and what else do I need to consider? I feel like it might be easier for me to remove a few rings and get into the pool (and I can leave some of the rings in the pool) rather than rolling up the solar cover. Since I am petite and not strong at all. I know that you can't store the rings in sunlight, so I would keep them in a plastic durable bin when they are not in the pool.
Are there other options I should consider besides the rings or bubble-style solar cover?