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    Deck-mount 24'-wide solar blanket reel for one person?

    Is there a detachable deck-mounted reel for 24'-wide solar blankets that's worth buying? I could only find one and it has plastic mounting brackets that are prone to break.

    I'd really like something that a person could crank with just one hand to roll up the blanket. Nothing that will snap, snag, sag, or roll off its mounts. Any recommendations?

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    Re: Deck-mount 24'-wide solar blanket reel for one person?

    You can buy an inground model if your deck is all around your pool. They make them all metal and even some stainless ones.
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    Re: Deck-mount 24'-wide solar blanket reel for one person?

    Unfortunately it's a free-form pool, so in-ground/under-deck isn't an option.

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    Re: Deck-mount 24'-wide solar blanket reel for one person?

    So that's it? Nobody makes an easy-to-use, quality reel?

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    Re: Deck-mount 24'-wide solar blanket reel for one person?

    Ditto... Rocky's rollers
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    Re: Deck-mount 24'-wide solar blanket reel for one person?

    Cool, their 3A model looks promising. Thanks for the advice!

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    Re: Deck-mount 24'-wide solar blanket reel for one person?

    If you want I can try to get a pic tomorrow of mine in action. It works great so far, and seems that it should last a good long time.
    25000 gal inground freeform plaster pool with spillover hot tub. 1.5 hp PacFab Challenger pump, Hayward DE filter, Natural Gas heater, BBB convert 2009, Aquasol solar panels on ground rack 2010, PS-4 controller 2010, Rocky roller, SWG 2011.

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    Re: Deck-mount 24'-wide solar blanket reel for one person?

    Quote Originally Posted by mokabb
    If you want I can try to get a pic tomorrow of mine in action. It works great so far, and seems that it should last a good long time.
    Yes, I'd appreciate that!

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    Re: Deck-mount 24'-wide solar blanket reel for one person?

    Sorry, I took the pics a couple of days ago, but my stupid new mac couldn't read the card all of a sudden.
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