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Thread: Solar Cover Reel - Geared or standard.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Central, New Jersey

    Solar Cover Reel - Geared or standard.

    Hi All,

    I am torn between what reel to get. After reading a bunch of posts I have decided on one of these two reels:
    1) Solar Cover Reel 1
    2)Solar Reel with gears

    I am pretty sure the only difference is the gears, which makes it easier to roll up. I know "WestSidePool" has posted about his (He has #2 above, thanks so much for posting those photos and such, they helped me make my choice on this type of reel).

    So my question is for those that have a reel, how hard is it to roll up(Will my wife be able to get the cover off by herself), is it worth the $60 bucks for #2 with the gears?

    If WestSidePool is looking here, how smooth is yours in getting the cover off the pool?

    Thanks All
    Pool: 20 X 40 Rec - 28,500 gallons;
    Type: IG with Vinyl Liner
    Filter: Hayward 46SqFt DE Filter
    Pump Size: Hayward Super-Pump 1 hp

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    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Mesa Arizona

    Re: Solar Cover Reel - Geared or standard.

    My pool is 15 feet wide, 34 feet long and I have a solar reel with no gears. It's actually VERY easy to roll up. I can't imagine how easy it would be with a geared system.
    Mesa Arizona. Old school 26,000 gallon in ground plaster pool with sand filter built in 1984.

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