Hi...I know its not even summer and I am talking about what cover to purchase to close the pool! I prefer not to go into scramble mode at the end of the season though. I have seen the solid covers but prefer something safer with pets and children. So the two options are: Mesh Safety Cover .vs Solid Safety Cover. Anyone have experience with either or both? The advantage for the solid safety cover seems to be no sun filters into pool and therefore not algae and also no small particles. On the othe hand do you have to pump out the water on top of the solid safety cover? I have seen some with the "vent" in the middle to allow water to drain...doesnt it defeat the purpose of keeping the water clean? Seems like the solid safety covers run about $200 more than the mesh. Thanks for the input.