I have a 24' round AG pool and last winter we had a 24' winter cover on it. Even though I tied milkjugs to it, the wind would billow under it and over the winter it rubbed the finish off some of the aluminum top plates.
The cover barely went over the edge of the top plates in most locations. I was thinking about using a 28' round cover this year and using the jugs/clips/wires to hold it down. This way, with the edges of the winter cover over the top plate and down the side of the pool, it might resist the wind getting up the corners of the cover.
Does anyone else use larger winter covers than the size of their pool?