Do solar cover reels really make it easier to remove the cover and is it worth the money?
My pool is 44 x 20. If I didn't have a reel, there would be no way that I could pull the solar cover off by myself. I think it depends on how big your pool is but I couldn't use my solar cover without one. I find my reel a pain in the butt! The cover never unravels evenly on both sides (round pool with reel in center).
A: then your reel and cover are not installed correctly..... or is a very cheap model.
our cover reel works great on a 16 X 24 above ground. In the winter I unbolt from the deck and hang it in the garage.