Looking for thoughts and opinions here. Our pool is a 24 round, above ground. Deck built about halfway around. Steps that step down into the water. No big ladder steps. We've never had a solar cover on this pool. Now considering it. How well do they work? Appear to come in different thickness, 8mill being the average. Can one person easily take a solar cover off and on? Should I go on and spring for the reel? (I'm told 50-50 by the dealers on this...some say good, some say worthless) So I've come to the experts at Backyard Chickens...share your thoughts, your opinions. Looks like those "bubble things" are also offered as a means to solar heat your pool? Not sure what they're called. Something called a "solar pill"...you add monthly? How do you do it? Getting to be time to open the pool.