Pro's & Con's of Solid vs Mesh Safety Cover
With a solid cover w/pump none of the water or dirt will get into your pool. When you summerize your pool in the spring, typically, it should look like it did the day you closed it. You do have to keep up with removing the debris during the winter months. The solid cover with drain panel keeps out the major majority of sunlight, but it does allow the water to pass thru the drain panel. Depending on the amount of precipitation you may or may not have to pump some water out of your pool as it accumulates. The mesh cover is a little lighter & easier to work with, making it ideal for just one person to install & remove the cover. It allows all of the water to pass thru, which means you may have to pump water out of the pool. With all 3 types of safety covers you must keep up with removing debris from the cover.