We've never had a solar cover but I am thinking of getting one this year. We have a kidney shaped pool that is angled in the corner of our backyard so I don't know if we have room for a reel on the ends. Before investing in a reel I was thinking of manually putting it on/off each day. How difficult is this to do and can it be done from the deck or do I need to be in the water? Will this approach shorten the life of the cover vs reel?