Okay - I hope this is the right area to pose this question to everyone. Our inground was installed last year, so I have one season under my belt. We opened on Tuesday and I've already experienced the following problem that I struggled with last season, and that is...
How do you keep your solar reel stationary on your concrete deck?
My experience has been that while the solar cover is deployed it takes very little wind to catch the cover where it's attached to the reel and then the whole thing crashes into the shallow end of the pool. Last season I used a bag of Solar salt at each end of the reel for weight, and then placed a long 2x6 along the portion of the cover that was catching the wind and acting like a sail, to try and prevent the problem. The solution worked in general but was cumbersome and unsightly. I was constantly moving the board either to deploy or roll-up the cover. The same thing with the salt bags. I don't want to permanently attach the reel to the deck, because I like to pick the whole thing up and move it out of the area when we're having guests over, parties, etc.
Even as I type this I've thought of something that I've probably overlooked, but I'd still like to hear from the more experienced deck hands out there about any tips or tricks that you can offer up!