Hey folks! I've read through the posts here and appreciate all your great ideas. In my particular situation, I live in Michigan and have a 24 ft AG pool. Last winter the cover it came with shredded due to high winds. I am seeing that many covers come with mesh to allow water/melted snow & ice to drain through. Where my pool is and due to prevailing high winds, I really don't get hardly any debris in the pool. So, if it's not to keep water and/or debris out, is there some other reason I'm missing for putting on a cover? Thanks in advance for your help!