Safety Cover or Dome?
Caveat: this is our first summer with a pool, so we're on the newbie side of things.
Before I get to my cover v dome question, have a 'dumb' question for the community:
Energy cost aside, is there a reason (or reasons) why we have to close a pool for the winter? I'd think that the equipment running and circulating the water would prevent any freezing. While we have a 400K BTU heater, I know it would be ridiculously expensive to run. We're in S-East PA and would love to swim year-round, if possible.
Leads to the question: had a Loop Loc dealer suggest an inflatable dome in lieu of a safety cover as a way of using our pool during the winter, etc.
Has anyone done this, or know anyone that has? Not sure what a Loop Loc cover will cost us, but the dealer gave a rough estimate for the dome of $8K.