Figured I would share this. I found these pool skimmer poles which are very solid, stand at 14' and fit my 5 flag holder for $14.99 at Ollie's Bargain Outlet. I drilled two holes and ran my usual carabiner clip through and it worked perfect.
The pool skimmer pole is in the center with the Blue Hawk painter pole from Lowe's next to it at the right. Photo is a bit deceptive but the pool skimmer has about 2' on the painter pole which was what I wanted: more height.
Another nice thing is that these pool poles are in two parts so the come apart for much easier storage than most other poles I've used. The size is also very adjustable so you can easily fly 3-5 flags at different levels.
These sort of specials are always seasonal and don't last forever at Ollie's. Here's a store locator to see if one is near you.
If there's not an Ollie's in your area, I imagine most skimmer poles will work but this is a really great price.
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