has anyone ever seen or used this automatic solar reel? It has a hand crank on one side and is automated by hooking a water hose to the other side. Turn a lever, the water spins the cover off. That's the idea anyways.
Here's a link. I don't want to invest the $$ if it is a hunk of junk!
http://www.amerimerc.com/inground-pool- ... -reel.htm#