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    Can't find a solar cover reel with good reviews

    Does anyone have any affordable solar covers that you're happy with? After endless research, everything short of a Rockys reel, which I cannot afford, gets bad reviews.

    Sagging, needing 2 people to operate, etc.

    I suppose I would like one with locking wheels but by now I'll take about anything.
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    Re: Can't find a solar cover reel with good reviews

    Sorry, I don't have answers but I'm following as we'll need one in a few months too!


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    Re: Can't find a solar cover reel with good reviews

    I just ordered this one. Looks really good and the price is not unreasonable plus free shipping.
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    Re: Can't find a solar cover reel with good reviews

    I have the same one pictured above. Very happy with it. It is easier with two people, but i can use it alone. It just might require going side to side to get the cover to roll up evenly. I relate it to making the bed. My neighbor ordered the same one, but was shipped the wrong one and it had more pieces and bowed. They were very good about it and gave her full credit for the mistake without having to return it.
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    Re: Can't find a solar cover reel with good reviews

    If you're handy and like DIY projects then you can build your own for WAY CHEAPER than anything you can purchase -

    DIY Solar Cover Roller
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