Easy to install and use. Easily holds a 12’x24’ solar cover. Rolls up smoothly and easy one handed use.
This is a bit flimsy for our size pool (14x26). It does work we just have to be a bit gentle with it. With the entire solar blanket rolled upt the rod sags a bit. But again it does work and easy to setup
Easy to set up, it is strudy to a certain point it can get loose if you're not careful, holds the pool cover weight when wet. It does need some strength to reel the cover in but it's worth it.
I used a hammer to close and lock the plastic clips together. I also poked a hole in my pool cover to loop a piece of rope to it so i can have someone pull it while im reeling out the cover out. Will take more pictures, but in all i am happy with what i purchased
It is a very well designed reel. I noticed the round rail that it was attached to in the pics and made the personal error to think it would open wide enough to accomodate the oval rail my pool has. the rail mounted skimmer had the bracket big enough to fit mine. I did manage to accomodate it at the just under 16 ft mark and it work very well and is easy to manipulate on and off. The issue i ran into does not effect the fact its well made and works fine
Installed on 4x6 post versus on pool railings for 12x24 solar cover. No sagging, even for 16 mil cover. Knob on top of reel is helpful to prevent sudden rotation when need to stop periodically for adjustments. Solid product.
I have a 16x32 intex pool. It was a total pain in the but to remove the solar cover to go swimming. Now with this product even my kids can wind it up.
Sturdiness seems good. It's 2 aluminum 6 sided bars that slip in to each other. And then you have choice of set screws on 3 sides or self tapping screws.i went with self tapping screws. All hardware is stainless.
Easy to assemble and easy to use. Takes two people to install. Would recommend.
This was fairly easy to assemble. the only issue is I wish there were better instructions on attaching to the rod. I don't know what the Velcro tabs were for. I did have to get some small bungee cords to keep the solar cover wrapped around the rod otherwise the wind unravels some of it.
All parts were in package, no damage. Fairly straight forward instructions. FAST shipping, told about 2 weeks, got it in 4 days.Longevity is yet to be seen, as I have not yet put it to use.And looks nice.
It's my first aluminum reel, I am very satisfied with the reel. It's just what I needed.