So, this is our lovely pool cover. It's really just an old tarp with holes in it :) That's what was here when we moved in so that's what went on again in the fall as my hopes of getting a new one by winter were dashed.
Much to my delight we were able to get one last week (just in time to open the pool in a month or so).
So much better.... and safer. Now all I have to do is landscape the whole area :) The grass is nice but it gets in the pool all summer. I am going to put all my perennials in here with hopes of being able to keep the deer out.
I will update as I plant away!