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Rocky’s Reels – Helping Us Take Better Care of Our Pool

Rocky’s Reels is helping us take care of our pool with our new easy to use pool reel.


As you might recall, we recently got a new solar cover for our pool, but we really needed to replace our old pool reel too. Just like our old cover, our old pool cover reel had seen better days. We inherited our old reel from the prior owners of our house. It was cheap plastic, rusty and heavy, and made it awkward to roll up our pool cover. I’m excited to say out with the old and in with the new pool reel from Rocky’s Reels to complete our pool care makeover this season. It’s so much nicer looking and feels luxurious to have quick and easy access to it.

Rocky’s Reels – A Leader in Pool Reels

What I love about Rocky’s Reels is that it’s a family run, Canadian business. It’s also a trusted business. This company provides pool reels all across North America and worldwide, and they’re some of the the highest quality on the market. Did I mention –  easy to use? They have a variety of pool reels, so they can address every pool owner’s specific needs. That’s important, because the right pool reel can make all the difference when it comes to ease of use and effectiveness.


The 3 A Portable

We chose the 3 A Portable pool reel for our pool. It was important to us that we all be able to use this, and I’ve heard from other pool owners that it’s so easy even older kids can do it. I like that because my kids are old enough that as long as one of us is around to supervise, they can easily do some of the smaller pool upkeep jobs. The 3 A is designed for pools with solar covers. Its portable design allows for easy reeling and unreeling of the cover. It comes with two castors for easy portability. SUCH A BIG IMPROVEMENT for us!!

Dramatic Change

The 3 A Portable reel by Rocky’s Reels is constructed of strong die cast aluminum, which I love. Our old reel had plastic wheels and the screws attaching the metal tube in the middle had all rusted. It was an eyesore. The new reel from Rocky’s isn’t effected by sunlight or freezing cold, which means it can stand up to summers and the harsh Canadian winters. Let’s face it we get some wild weather here! Durability is vital.


A few other things about these sturdy pool reels:

    • Rocky’s Reels have a ten year warranty.
    • Lightweight but sturdy.
    • They make portable and permanent reels too depending on your pool and the use intended.

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Rocky’s Reels will Have Us Rocking the Pool

I’m so pleased to have a new pool reel from Rocky’s Reels. After we got our solar cover, I looked at our old pool reel and thought, “Oh no. This thing has got to go.” I mean, why have a nice cover when the reel is hard to use, beat up, rusty, and generally ugly. It was time for a change, and I couldn’t be happier. The 3 A Portable pool reel from Rocky’s Reels is just what the pool doctor ordered!

Update: This is our third season using the REEL from Rocky’s. LOVE it. High quality and well worth the price. 

This post has been sponsored by Rocky’s Reels. We received product for consideration here. My opinion is all my own and it is also truthful. 

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.


  • Rocky's reel systems inc.

    Paula, we so appreciate the positive review of our most popular residential Solar Cover Reel System. We are confident that the system will provide years of dependable service to your family. We’ve been manufacturing these reel systems for over 40 years and consistently find that if they are used as intended and maintained as recommended they can last for up to 10 years (sometimes longer)! We really do mean “Buy Your Last Solar Cover Reel System First, Buy A Rocky’s”. Enjoy!

  • Monica

    This looks so easy to use, watching the video, you can really see how easily it works. I also love that it is made in Canada, that certainly adds to the appeal of this brand.

  • Slap Dash Mom

    We don’t have a pool, but if we did we’d definitely have to look at Rocky’s because you made it look really easy! In Arizona, it seems everyone has a pool (except us LOL). I will have to pass the info along to my friends. 🙂

  • Aileen Adalid

    Indeed, maintaining a pool is not easy and it involves a lot of quirks. This reel looks really great too and it has a nice process to it. I don’t have a pool myself but my friends do. They need to check this brand out for sure!

  • Heather Lynne

    This is one of those things you wouldn’t even think of if you didn’t own a pool! Looks like you found a great product here!

  • Bites for Foodies

    We had a pool way back when…when I was 10 years old (which was about 30 years ago!). It’s amazing how many upgrades and gadgets they’ve come up with since then. It would have been so much easier for my dad to take care of the pool!

  • Sandy

    Wish we had one of these when we had our pool. It looks so easy to use! I’m with you…love that they are a family run, Canadian company. Great to see that. Thanks for the info!

  • lisa

    My son really need to look into this, he mentioned just the other day about getting a pool reel system. He manually place his cover over his pool and it takes the whole family to assist him. The Rocky Reels appear to be much easier to use and seems like great company to check out. I will definitely be sharing this with him this weekend.

  • Censie Sawyer

    We dont have a pool in our backyard but this really looks like a great tool to have. I think we would love to have a pool one and this type of equipment would be a must on my list for sure. It looks like it makes it so much easier to get your pool covered.

  • Ali Rost

    My grandparents live in Phoenix. Not only do they have a pool, but they have a reel similar to this. It truly makes taking the cover on and off a breeze! I can’t imagine trying to do it without one. x

  • Lena Burkut

    This Pool cover company sounds amazing! I love that they are a local business and I would absolutely support them. I know way too many people whose pools have issues because they no covers

  • Allison

    Reading this post makes me think about my boyfriends parents. They have a huge pool and are always getting stuff for it. I think this would be the perfect gift idea. Then maybe I might even go swimming haha.