- Product Dimensions: 487.7 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm ; 6.8 Kg
- Shipping Weight: 8.9 Kg
- Item model number: NS971
- ASIN: B004VQE5K0
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: July 22 2013
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,913 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
GLI 16-Feet Hurricane Aluminum Solar Blanket Reel for In-Ground Pools
- Fits in-ground pools up to 16-Feet wide
- Comes with a 3-Inch tube
- Supports solar blankets up to 24-Feet wide by 50-Feet long
- Made of non-corroding aluminum
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Non-corroding aluminum reel fits under most diving boards. Engineered for smaller hotel and motel pools, this reel is designed for heavy use. Its powder-coated heavy gauge aluminum frame is super strong, lightweight, and will never rust or corrode. Precision sealed bearings allow a single person to effortlessly glide the solar blanket off your pool. Our premium reel is built with a heavy-duty tube that will not sag or flex. It will support solar blankets up to 24-feet wide by 50-feet long. Standing only 12-inch high, this low profile reel can fit under most diving boards for easy storage when not in use. Includes all straps and necessary hardware. Base and frame are aluminum. Optional locking casters can be added for easy portability. 1-Year warranty.
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I took a bit of a risk ordering this but was pleasantly surprised with the overall quality. Although not mentioned, this reel comes with straps to attach a cover! In fact, it includes twice the number of straps that a typical install requires. (10 straps) Alll hardware is included plus a driver bit for the tek screws that attach the straps. The pole is a three part design that has the two outer pieces connect with the third larger diameter section. The pieces must be drilled with the included drill bit and bolted together.
Assembly took about 20 minutes. The instructions are complete and easy to follow.
Now the bad stuff, if you already have a cover for a pool that has an irregular shape, the straps may not work without modification. The instructions have you fold the cover and secure the grommets through the folded over portion. The instructions suggest that you cut your cover about 6 inches longer in order to accommodate this method of securing. This isn't a big deal unless you have an irregular shaped pool and a solar cover that is already cut. To address this, I made some elongated washers out of some old thin cutting boards I had and placed them I between the securing grommet and solar cover to provide additional tear resistance.
I'm not knocking the product, as you can see by my 5 star rating. It was just a unique issue I ran into.
This product is made in china. One of the bolt heads was deformed so much that a closed end 6 point wrench would not turn the bolt. I don't think they make bolts like that in Youngstown Ohio where the company is headquartered.
Easy to adjust size
Easy to strip screws on the reel. If your drill has a clutch, set it lower will help/
VERY LIGHT. I had to add weight to each side on the triangle to keep it from turning over when cranking the cover in.
I did use a light grease on each side.