We bought a house with an existing in-ground painted concrete pool very recently. We were left with a Katch-a-Kid safety net and a solid "tarp" style cover as well as a submersible pump for winterizing. Today was first rainstorm after closing. Getting the pump in the middle was a major pain, and it stopped working after about an hour. I can get a similar mesh tarp style cover here quickly and relatively cheaply. I am strongly considering going to the mesh cover, but want to make sure I am not missing something. I realize I will have to keep an eye on water level in pool, and also pool will be dirtier next spring, but I am not concerned about that. Is there anything else I am missing, any possibility of permanently staining the paint or anything else I need to consider? Thanks! Next year I plan to invest in a proper safety cover, more than likely a mesh style.