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    DIY Pool Reel?

    Has anyone made a good pool reel for an above ground pool? Any recent threads around this? I can't justify spending more on reel then the pool cost. (The aquabot that is being delivered today is going to be cleaning in stealth mode for a couple weeks until I can say, "Oh, this was super cheap. I got it a while ago." with a poker face).
    18' x 48" Intex ultra frame
    Standard cartridge filter and SWG that came with the pool
    I started off with a Taylor test kit, but my refills are coming from TFT so I am not sure what kit you would say I have.
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    Re: DIY Pool Reel?

    While not quite a reel, this is what I came up with for mine...





    Unknown make 18' above ground (bought used in 1999) Sparco sand filter. Hayward 100,000 BTu heater. 2 speed pump

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    Re: DIY Pool Reel?

    That's nice and simple! Single person operations for that?

    18' x 48" Intex ultra frame
    Standard cartridge filter and SWG that came with the pool
    I started off with a Taylor test kit, but my refills are coming from TFT so I am not sure what kit you would say I have.
    Stir thingy - Check

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    Re: DIY Pool Reel?

    Quote Originally Posted by kne View Post
    That's nice and simple! Single person operations for that?

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    Yep, my daughter could work it when she was 15.
    Unknown make 18' above ground (bought used in 1999) Sparco sand filter. Hayward 100,000 BTu heater. 2 speed pump

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    Re: DIY Pool Reel?

    I have a 9 x 18. What I use is a piece of 2 in PVC 9 or so feet long. I drilled holes through it and fed some rope through with a knot on the end. There are 3 ropes each connected to a plastic grommet. To hold it in place in each corner I made a loop of rope about 1 ft and feed each end of the pipe through there. It works very well....


    Rob
    9 x 18 Hydro Force AGP, Aqua Pro AP ASFAL 75 pump and sand filter, Hayward Skimmer, Raypak 106A propane heater, Sunquest Solar Panels, Pentair Rainbow test kit.

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    Re: DIY Pool Reel?

    I made a side saddle out of PVC... Works awesome and I can remove and replace by myself.





    There is another post somewhere with details... Jere it is... Solar Cover Holders PVC
    18' x 48" Above ground Intex metal frame 6,423 Gal
    Purchased Used (Approximately 3 years old) but new to us.
    110-120 volt Filter Pump with 1,500 gallon (5,678 L) per hour flow rate (Intex)
    Water is from a well

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