(*Still having problems getting my info to appear at bottom of message). Anyway, the past couple years we closed (AG) with a solid cover that we secured around the sides of the pool. However, this year we have circled the pool with a synthetic deck. So it would be difficult to tuck the cover in between the pool side and deck and still be able to pull it tight. I've read some posts where some use water bags, and other use sand bags (messy??). Has anyone found a great solution for this problem? I've even given some thought to no cover at all. We have to close as winters are too unpredictable here, but maybe no cover??