My pool is surrounded by trees that drop leaves and seeds into my pool constantly. I'm looking for an inexpensive cover to put over the pool when I go on vacation and during the fall and early spring when the leaves/seeds are dropping constantly and its too cold to swim. I've got a mesh loop-loc cover but it is extremely difficult to get it on and off so I'm looking for a cover that two people could easily take on and off and wouldn't require me to mess with the anchors that are on my deck, since they are difficult to remove. I was at Walmart the other day, and they had a tarp on sale for $50 that is 20'x40' which should be large enough to cover my 15'x35' pool. It has grommets on each corner so I could tie it to my iron patio chairs. My local pool store also sells leaf net covers that you can put over your pool but they cost more, seem flimsy, and have holes in it that will let in seeds and small debris, which isn't ideal. Has anyone on this forum tried using a regular tarp or one of those leaf net covers to keep leaves out of the pool and had any success with them? I'm going on vacation in a few weeks and would like to find a cover for my pool so I don't experience any stains from the leaves that will fall into the pool while I'm gone.