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    Solar cover reel questions

    I just got my 12 mil blue solar cover today, but wont use it for at least another month. I just spent the better part of 2 hours reading about the reels, and still am no closer in deciding. Cover is 20x40, but I will end up cutting about 10 feet off the length. I have seen the 21 foot reels on ebay for about $109. These are the kind with wheels, so you can pick it up and move it. Anybody have any good, bad or otherwise things to say about these? I don't want one that bolts down because it would always be in the way. I would appreciate some feedback on weather I should purchase a reel or not. Like most people, I have a budget and I will not spend 300-400 on one. Also is cutting the cover up in about 3 pieces a better idea, and not worrying about a reel? Thanks in advance for any input!!!
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    Re: Solar cover reel questions

    I cut mine in half to make it easier to handle. I've been thinking about making one of these, DIY Solar Cover Roller
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