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    solar reel for above ground pool

    My 24' round above ground pool is fenced in due to city codes. I have about a 2' space between the pool and the fence. I have a solar reel but I can't swing it out because of the fence. It currently goes across the middle of the pool. It is very heavy and to get it completely off the pool, I have to lift it up and rest it on the fence. I can't do that any longer. Is there another way to mount the reel so that it is easier to get the cover and reel off of the pool?

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    Re: solar reel for above ground pool

    Welcome to tfp, habegnan

    Could you mount the reel to two posts next to your pool, then pull the cover over using a rope? I have considered this approach...I think I have seen someone do something like this on here....here it is: http://www.troublefreepool.com/solar...7.html#p167960
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    Re: solar reel for above ground pool

    Thanks for the idea but with the fence around our round pool I don't have the room for this idea. Where can I see Matt4x4 pictures?

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    Re: solar reel for above ground pool

    I don't think it will work for you either but here it is: http://www.troublefreepool.com/diy-s...198.html#p9087
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: solar reel for above ground pool

    Thanks for the idea. It won't work with mine because of the fence. I will post a picture when I get back from visiting my daughter in Montana. I will be back next week.

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