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Happy Friday everyone.
I have a 20x40 inground liner pool in CT, plan to buy a clear solar cover and reel this year, and have narrowed the choice to the following:
- 14 mil. Magni-clear currently ~$200 at aquasuperstore.com and aqua-pool-warehouse.com
- 12 mil. clear cover from solarcovers.com $145
Does the difference between the two justify the premium? Is there much of a weight difference between a 12 mil. and a 14 mil.? My wife and kids will likely do most of the placing/removal work during the week so would like to make the whole process as easy as possible while maintaining quality. Also, anyone have experience with those websites?
For the reel, I am interested in the Feherguard Blanket Handler. Prices seem to be all over the place and some sites offer an anodized version while others don't. Have people had good experience with Feherguard? Does anodized make a difference? Can someone recommend a good site for buying this reel?
Thanks for your thoughts -- great forum!
UPDATE: Just got on the Feherguard website (haven't been able to get on for the past few days) and noticed that they recommend using no higher than a 12 mil. cover on any their reels. Anyone have any experience with these reels? Where's the best place to buy?