Product arrived today and it was exactly what I expected. The instructions were very easy to follow and it was no problem to assemble. Given the height I do expect that I will need to engage my children when pulling out and rolling up as I did not want to put holes in my decking. I also have sandbags that I am going to try to see if that helps to weigh down the legs.
This exceeded my expectations. Very sturdy. Easy to assemble, need a bit of room to put it together. Easily handles our 32 foot cover.
So far this product has met expectation! When we put in our pool we didnt give it thought to where we put our stairs, therefore we needed a reel that was high enough to go over them. This works great. It was very easy to assemble. My 12-year-old did most of it. The straps are super long and the clips that go on the cover are super heavy duty!! The crank reel is very easy to use and it is easy to wheel out of the way.
I have to say when we first started to assemble this product it had a defective part. I was going to return the entire product and look for something else but the customer service department said they'd send a new part right away. We received the new part in a couple of days and I'm glad we gave it a second chance, it's amazing quality for the price and exactly what we needed to put on and take off our solar cover. We have a good sized pool and it's an irregular shape so we weren't sure how well this would work but it's great. We're very happy with it and I must say the "customer service" with this company is stellar!
I use this reel to remove my pool cover. Because I have a kidney bean shaped pool, I just fold back to two curves prior to rolling up onto reel. It is made of aluminum, well designed and easy to assemble. The large wheel crank makes operating it pretty easy.
We are so glad we got this! It was fairly easy to assemble. The directions were very clear. The only thing we wondered about was why the packages didnt come together on the same day but we just patiently waited and the other half of the product arrived 2 days later. We did not clip it on yet as we are going to trim the cover around the pool edges first, but we did roll it on with out the clips and it worked smooth as silk. This is going to be wonderful to remove the pool cover and wheel it out of the way for when its time to splash and play!
Look no further, buy it for durability and dont waste your money buying cheap plastic rollers that bow in the middle. I have a 16x30 pool with 8 mil thick solar blanket. As you can see in the photo it doesnt bow in the center after rolling. Stainless steel throughout, easier installation without drilling holes and using a bunch of screws. Fully adjustable to your pool size. I noticed price varies during seasons. Best product for the price. As durability it is also light weight when moving.
This is an awesome pool reel. It looks sharp, stands tall enough to prevent the cover from dragging on the ground, has a nice big wheel which makes it easy to roll up even a large cover, has a nice motion stopper which keeps the reel from unwinding when loaded, and has really nice straps and connectors at both ends. It's perfect for us. I took away 1 star for ease of assembly because I got the ends on backwards at first. Okay, my mistake - but an easy one to make.