We have a 16 x 35 in-ground pool. I live in Georgia which gets quite warm but it would be nice to use a cover to help retain heat this time of the year when we heat the pool. My only issue is that I don't care much for the look of the cover reel at one end of the pool. The reel would have to be low enough to sit under our diving board. And with the weather here, I would only use it in march and april. Probably not at the end of the season.
My question is, how much of a pain would it be to use a cover without the reel? Im sure its not a 1 person job. Have any of you tried it?