I put on my solar cover this week which I inherited with the house. It was not trimmed so I trimmed it down a bit. Then it rained this week and my Oak? maybe maple trees decided to drop all of their little seed pods into the pool and everywhere around here. I was able to use a brush to sweep off the majority of those but the cover happily dumped a bunch of green water in the pool (probably algae). So the question is - how do you keep from making a giant mess with the solar cover? It seems to be an inevitable cycle of rain, standing water, algae growth, then dumping said algae water into the pool. Should I cut holes in the cover so all the rain can drain through?
Also when pulling the solar cover out I attempted the fan fold system but it got very dirty in the process. Also once the cover was out it was so wet I wasn't able to move it so now it's sitting outside through our 2" rain storm.
I'd love to use it, but right now it looks like more hassle than it's worth (5 degrees of trapped heat). Any suggestions or techniques? I was thinking about getting the solar roller. Maybe I can store the solar cover actually on the surface of the pool water when the pool is in use.