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Thread: How far above pool rim do I install the solar cover reel

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    How far above pool rim do I install the solar cover reel

    We are building a version of gotja's pool reel. We installed two 4x6 posts at the end of the pool. The posts are at least 8 feet tall. I am hoping to have my husband drill the holes this weekend. How much space do you think we want from the pool rim to the post?
    blondemarcello
    18x33 16,700 gallon AG
    Sand, TFP Test, Gas heater
    Minnesota

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    Re: How far above pool rim do I install the solar cover reel

    I'll try and post a photo of my pool and reel system.
    41x25x18 Humpback Haven
    Graduated from 16ft Intex

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    Re: How far above pool rim do I install the solar cover reel

    Hopefully this gives you a little bit of an idea? I just finished the pool and the Velcro strips holding the straps to the reel were coming off. I later fixed that and added more straps to the reel and cover. It works alright, it's better than doing it the old fashion way!
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    41x25x18 Humpback Haven
    Graduated from 16ft Intex

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    Re: How far above pool rim do I install the solar cover reel

    I added two more reel straps. This should give you a good idea on height? Hope it helps?
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    41x25x18 Humpback Haven
    Graduated from 16ft Intex

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    Re: How far above pool rim do I install the solar cover reel

    So that looks to be about 18" inches? How did you attach the straps to the cover?
    blondemarcello
    18x33 16,700 gallon AG
    Sand, TFP Test, Gas heater
    Minnesota

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    Re: How far above pool rim do I install the solar cover reel

    I measured it and it 13 inches from the top of the pool rail to the bottom of the reel tube. It looks like more in the photo but it isn't. The Velcro was really Micky Mouse, it didn't last a day. I was trying to think of something long term but decided to give Duct tape a go, not great but it holds up very well! I was coming up with all kinds of ideas but this seemed to be the quickest and the least expensive.

    I hope that helps?
    Matt
    41x25x18 Humpback Haven
    Graduated from 16ft Intex

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