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Thread: Recommendation for strong/sturdy solar cover reel

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    Question Recommendation for strong/sturdy solar cover reel

    Hi all,

    I'm wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a very strong/sturdy reel system for a large solar cover. I have a cheaper reel system right now with a 20x40 solar blanket, but the reel is made up of 3 overlapping tube pieces (making up the 20 feet) and after a single season it is bowing/bending under the weight when rolled up. I'm worried any day now it's going to collapse in the middle when I roll it up. The tubes also are coming apart from the end handles under the stress so the end parts on castors are bending in as well. Needless to say it isn't designed well for a large cover!

    Any specific products you've used for a larger pool cover would be really appreciated! Thanks
    20x40' 30K gallon vinyl inground, Hayward S244T sand filter, Pentair 1HP pump, Hayward CL220 Chlorine Feeder, Intermatic T101 Timer, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit, 76-84 degrees (solar blanket only)

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    Re: Recommendation for strong/sturdy solar cover reel

    Have you tried to search the forum?
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Recommendation for strong/sturdy solar cover reel

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    Have you tried to search the forum?
    Quick one yup but I didn't find what I was looking for.. guess I can keep digging.
    20x40' 30K gallon vinyl inground, Hayward S244T sand filter, Pentair 1HP pump, Hayward CL220 Chlorine Feeder, Intermatic T101 Timer, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit, 76-84 degrees (solar blanket only)

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