just ordered a clear 12mil 20x40 cover for my pool and i was shopping for reels. before ordering a 'cheap' real i figured i'd search on craigslist locally and found someone selling a rocky's 3a with a (brand new )ray maxx gold/blue cover for 550. I turned down the cover since i wanted to go clear and also the cover was 16mil. managed to get the reel for 300. I was anxious that it would look hideously ugly but it its not that bad. best part is its easy enough to move it completely out of the way when the pool is in use. looking forward to +10 degrees without having to use any extra power!
one thing though, she gave me some extra ribbon for the straps but i dont think there is enough to replace the 2 that were cut. i have all the extra clamps etc. what is a good material to use for the straps instead of ordering the rocky's kit, since i already have the hardware?
i'm greatly appreciating this forum. if not for it i would be spending tons of money on electricity trying to keep my pool warm this summer instead of just getting a cover!