This cover is awesome and a great value. It can be a little tedious the 1st time as you drill the holes for the strap holders, but it is a great cover once installed and you only have to do that once. All of the water and snow drains into the pool so there is no cleaning it off in the spring and it stretches back to shape . All leaves and debris simply blow away. There is no need to weigh it down as the straps do all the work. In the spring it can help fill your pool back up by draining the spring rain into the pool, we barely had to use our garden hose at all to fill it back up above the skimmer. After one full winter the cover shows no signs of wear ( make sure you pad it properly underneath with supplied padding where corners can wear through it). We hope to get many more years out of this excellent winter cover! Thanks Pool Supplies Canada.