Automatic solar cover reels


New member
Aug 8, 2015
Bedford, NH
Has anyone used these automatic reels? Some are electric, some battery and some are solar powered. Pricey ($900-$1300) but make the use a simple one person operation. I am wondering if anyone has used them, what brands they recommend, an if they work as advertised.


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 7, 2011
Midland TX
Hi Zolar, and Welcome to TFP,

I gave up on a solar cover, and sometimes think about one again, but hopefully some members with those type can weigh in. Good luck, and enjoy your stay on TFP.


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 27, 2012
Grand Rapids, MI
Solar, I don't have an automatic reel but was wondering if you looked at Rockys Reel -- many forum members have said this manual reel is manageable for one person to crank.

I have one I will install in a few weeks.

I did look at the retrofit automatic covers with rails but discovered I don't have the height needed under my diving board or the footprint suited o the side it was considerably more expensive than what you're talking about.

Can you pat a Link to the products you've been looking at?