Well I'm searching the internet for a solar cover and reel. From what I can tell it seems that the standard blue will be just fine (any advice please feel free). FYI - I have great sky view all day, at least most of it. Now for the reel, I know it's useless unless it makes it easier to operate so that it's actually used. My concern was that the cover is so large that some reels might struggle, or bow too much. If anyone has a reel that they've used for a similar size pool, please let me know.