I have a very curved kidney bean shaped in-ground pool with a small attached spa (see signature). It gets a lot of sun but is currently unheated and uncovered. In an attempt to extend our swim season and maintain warmer water temperatures, I'm thinking about getting a cover for it. I've done some research but have some questions I'd like answered by real people:
- Is this worthwhile?
- If so:
- What's the best way to go about getting a cover for an oddly shaped pool like this? Just by one or 2 large rectangle / oval ones and cut them with scissors?
- How thick / what color should it be?
- Is it a big pain having to remove the cover and put it back on?
- Should I invest in a reel? (I don't really have anywhere I consider a good spot to put it though and how would it work with something so curved?)
- Lots of leaves, nuts, and pollen fall into the pool, especially during late winter / early spring. Is this a problem with the cover? Right now they get sucked up by the skimmer and pool cleaner, but they'd probably just stay on top of the cover. As reference, I have one of the large Heyward canisters attached to my pool cleaner's line and it and the skimmer require emptying about 1-2x / day for February and March.
- Will the cover interfere with the pool cleaner due to the tubes? (The Pool Cleaner)