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    Motorized solar cover reel

    Anybody uses or heard of a motorized solar cover reel?
    Reeling in my solar cover isn't that easy.
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    Re: Motorized solar cover reel

    I've been tempted to try a cordless drill motor and gears to automate uncovering mine. I get up at 0430 for farm work and to get ready for work so I'd like to have the cover open later when the sun is out. Right now it's either on all day or off all day.
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    Re: Motorized solar cover reel

    you could always get an auto cover
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    Re: Motorized solar cover reel

    Quote Originally Posted by MEvan
    you could always get an auto cover
    If this were easy to find I wouldn't have posted. I googled motorized solar cover reel and so far no links.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance.
    This is my ticket for Heaven (when all's working..) :
    22k Gal gunite IGP, 38 SF Anthony DE filter, 1 HP Hayward Super Pump
    380k BTU Raypak Natural Gas Heater (Model RP405A) and solar cover
    8 gal Liquidator w/ 12% bleach, Dolphin Diagnostic Advantage robotic cleaner. 3800 ppm salt, 50 ppm borates.

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    Re: Motorized solar cover reel

    You can try this: http://www.feherguard.com/_newpages_...autoreelanchor
    It works but is very cheaply made for the price.
    Gary
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    Re: Motorized solar cover reel

    sorry to be vague I was refering to an automatic pool cover. Heres the brand that the company I work for sells: http://www.coverpools.com/ They have very good customer service. Large initial cost with auto covers and recuring cost with replacing the cover, but amazing convenience, insulation, and reduced chemical consumption.
    Matthew
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