I was a little skeptical about how happy I would be with the solar cover and reel we bought this spring. We purchased a 12 mil. blue cover and a presto reel. Let me say that it's one of the best things we ever bought. The solar cover works great, and the reel makes putting on and taking off the cover a breeze. It takes only a couple of minutes to put on or take off. We got ours from www.solarcovers.com.