Solar cover reels innovations?

Yaniv

Gold Supporter
May 7, 2014
153
San Jose, CA
Your Welcome:p

I use it with my 18 X 9 pool
Here is a pic of it:
2rmnk0z.jpg
 

danpik

TFP Guide
Jun 4, 2012
1,754
western NY
I went a different route on mine (18' dia) I built a frame that I roll the cover up on and set it on the side of the pool. I will try to remember to post pictures tonight when I get home. I never liked the look of cover reels on round pools.
 

Mandolina

Well-known member
Apr 18, 2014
67
Los Angeles USA
I went a different route on mine (18' dia) I built a frame that I roll the cover up on and set it on the side of the pool. I will try to remember to post pictures tonight when I get home. I never liked the look of cover reels on round pools.
I would love to see those pictures! I have 16 foot round pool without much space around it. I don't want a reel in the middle of the pool.
 

danpik

TFP Guide
Jun 4, 2012
1,754
western NY
As promised...


Waiting to be used


Starting to roll the cover


Half way rolled up


Rolled up and stored on the edge of the pool


When It is rolled up in the pool I simply pull one end up onto the edge then the other one. It is also pretty easy to pick the whole thing up and set it off to the side. My fairly small statured daughter can manage this by herself and has been able to since she was about 8 years old.
 

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Mandolina

Well-known member
Apr 18, 2014
67
Los Angeles USA
As promised...


Waiting to be used


Starting to roll the cover


Half way rolled up


Rolled up and stored on the edge of the pool


When It is rolled up in the pool I simply pull one end up onto the edge then the other one. It is also pretty easy to pick the whole thing up and set it off to the side. My fairly small statured daughter can manage this by herself and has been able to since she was about 8 years old.

Very nice! Thank you so much for the pictures. Getting some good ideas!
 

Mandolina

Well-known member
Apr 18, 2014
67
Los Angeles USA
Your Welcome:p

I use it with my 18 X 9 pool
Here is a pic of it:
2rmnk0z.jpg

Yaniv, I see you have an over the wall skimmer - I do too. Do you use your pump and skimmer when the cover is on?

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I'm very interested in this cover roller - but it is so expensive!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JW3JRQO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1M8MLWHPJVEW0
 

Yaniv

Gold Supporter
May 7, 2014
153
San Jose, CA
Yaniv, I see you have an over the wall skimmer - I do too. Do you use your pump and skimmer when the cover is on?
I do, and it doesn't work very well, the cover gets sucked into the skimmer so I fold it in a way where it is not be in the way; maybe a better way is to cut a hole where the skimmer is (but on the other hand with the cover on there is nothing to skim :)).

Overall i am happy with it.
 

swvitale

New member
May 20, 2015
1
Hiawatha
I have a 24 round above ground pool. Looks like you used pvc. Do you have a parts list and drawings with dimensions or could you create a dimensioned drawing and parts list and email to me at [email protected]?

Thank you ,
\\

Steve
 

Pauls234

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 4, 2012
476
Chicago, IL
Good stuff danpik. I've always used a single pvc pipe to roll mine up, but the rectangular configuration looks like it would be more efficient.
 
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