Ok, I purchased a solar cover and aluminum reel for our pool. I haven't installed it yet, because...well...it's winter and won't be using it until spring.
Anyway..I have some questions....should I mount the reel at the middle of the pool on the coping and attach the straps to the center of the solar cover...OR......should I mount the solar reel at one end of the pool and attach the straps to the ends of the round cover so it rolls up from one end?
Now, my question is this...If I go with the end of the pool mount, won't I need different length straps do to the curve of the cover in order to reach the reel?
What say you all? I really don't like the idea of having a long metal reel over the center of my pool all the time.