I have an inground pool and have used a vinyl cover for several years. Two years ago I had to purchase a new one. I had problems with it the first season I used it. There was a lot of water on the top, it seemed to me that it came up from the pool, because we did not have excessive rain. I used it again last winter, and this time it was even worse. I ended up with tons of water on top, eventhough it barely rained. The cover itself seemed to sink. By spring there were also lots of leaves, dirt and debris mixed with the water which made opening the pool a challenge.
I ended up throwing the cover away, and now am faced with having to decide what to buy next. I can't afford a safety cover. The pool store told me none of the vinyl covers are worth anything, not even the more expensive ones, and they suggested to possibly only use a leafnet. I live in South Carolina, so winters are mild. Is anyone just using a leafnet? Will I regret this in the spring? I have a sand filter that I am not really happy with; I am worried that it would take forever to get the water clean in the spring and cost a fortune as well.
What do you recommend?