I've been searching around this forum for a good solar reel. I was initially going to go with the DIY model by following the tips provided by mas985, and I still might go that route, but I'm also interested in a couple of the traditional wind-up models. I've seen plenty of recommendations for Rocky's, but haven't seen a lot of detail about why they are worth triple the price (or more) of models similar to these two:
I've seen other forum members with these models, and it would be great to hear about anyone's experience with them. I was specifically looking for reels that have a higher ground clearance because there is a diving rock at the end of the pool where the reel would be located.
I'm open to any other suggestions as well!