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    Need a good solar cover roller

    Looking for a good roller. I cant convince wife to spend $450 for a rocky's, So whats my next best option? Looking to spend about $250. My 1st $80 reel is really a pos, and annoying me. Would appreciate some thoughts.
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    Re: Need a good solar cover roller

    Get the Rocky's, you'll never buy another one.i just saw one for $420 online. I tried 2 of the cheaper ones that fell apart. and you can anchor the rocky to the deck. One person can roll it up or unroll it.
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    Re: Need a good solar cover roller

    I found a rocky on eBay without the aluminium pole for $65! The pole will cost $200, so I got a rocky for $265!! Hope it works nice.
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    Re: Need a good solar cover roller

    Rocky's all the way!

    suzook, what part are you getting from eBay?
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    Re: Need a good solar cover roller

    Quote Originally Posted by Ukie View Post
    Rocky's all the way!

    suzook, what part are you getting from eBay?
    The whole reel except the aluminum pipe.
    14000 gallon 16x32 roman in ground vinyl, Hayward 140k heat pump, swg, de filter 1 1\2 HP v.s. pump. Built in June 2014. Tf100 test kit.

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    Re: Need a good solar cover roller

    Just ordered a Rocky's myself. Hoping it lives up to the expectations. I paid bought the $420 online and an 8 mil cover. Wanted my wife and perhaps my oldest child to be able to handle the cover if needed.
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