Solar Saddle (Set of 5) - SADDLE5



Part # SADDLE5

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Part # SADDLE5

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Product Description

The First Easy-Handling Solar Blanket Storage System 

The Solar Saddle is a unique and simple storage solution for above ground pool solar blankets.  Tired of that soggy solar blanket lying on the deck or the ground?  Or maybe you've been struggling to roll it up on a solar reel.  With the Solar Saddle, you can quickly fold up your blanket and store it right on the side of the pool, within easy reach for the next use.

Easy to use, simple to install, and affordable!

The Solar Saddle features a set of five flexible mounting brackets that attach to the top rail of your pool, giving you the freedom to install the saddle exactly where you want it.  Easy to position out of sight on the back side of the pool.  Once installed, you simply fold up your solar cover and rest it in the brackets.  This folding method keeps your pool much cleaner than solar reels which allow collected debris from the top of the blanket to dump right into the pool.  The Solar Saddle turns removing and replacing a solar cover into a one-person job whether you are in or out of the pool.  Includes five mounting brackets and all hardware.


  • Easy installation takes about 30 minutes
  • Strong yet lightweight
  • Able to hold the largest size above ground pool solar covers
  • Makes it easy for one person to quickly remove cover
  • Helps to keep your pool cleaner
  • Prolongs the life of your solar blanket
  • Much more affordable than a bulky solar reel

Typical installation setup of Solar Saddle onto top rail of above ground pool

Solar Saddle hardware includes:

  • 5 Mounting Brackets
  • 20 Stainless Steel Bolts
  • 5 Hex nuts
  • 5 Mounting Pins

Installation requires two holes per bracket  to be drilled in the top rail of the pool. Each bracket extends out from the side of your pool 18" and down the edge of the pool 19".

Pictures above show a solar cover on a 27 foot round pool stored neatly and out of the way.

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?     Asked on 4/15/2017 by Pam

I have a Intel 24x12 ultra frame pool. Is there a way to attach these to it?

A     Answered on 4/17/2017 by Lennox H.

Hi, Pam. Unfortunately, there is not a way to attach the Solar Saddle to an Intex Ultra Fame pool.

?     Asked on 3/28/2017 by Kathy B

What are the dimensions of the individual hooks?

A     Answered on 3/28/2017 by Lennox H.

Hi, Kathy. To view dimension of the Solar Saddle, click Product Dimensions.

?     Asked on 3/21/2017 by Kathleen Cassidy

I have a 24 ft round pool with a deck and railing all around it. Will the solar saddle attach to the deck railing rather than the pool itself?

A     Answered on 3/21/2017 by Alan M.

The Solar Saddle connects to the wall of the pool under the railing only and cannot be safely installed to a deck rail. Please see the photos of the product on the description page for a better view of the hook to see if it will meet your needs.

?     Asked on 8/20/2016 by

ok for 27' round

A     Answered on 8/22/2016 by Alan M.

Yes this will be perfect for a 27' round pool.

?     Asked on 7/20/2016 by Heidi

I lost one of the plastic pins that holds the piping. Can I gat it replaced?

A     Answered on 7/23/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Heidi, You can contact SolarEZ via email at for replacement parts.

?     Asked on 7/17/2016 by Teresa

Is there any way we can purchase extra hooks? We have the 5, but our pool is 18x33, and it would be nice to have a few more so the cover doesn't hang on the ground.

A     Answered on 7/23/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Teresa, You will have to purchase (2) Solar Saddles.

?     Asked on 7/14/2016 by Autumn

will this system work with a 16x32 above ground oval?

A     Answered on 7/14/2016 by Matt S.

For a pool that size, we suggest using two sets.

?     Asked on 7/7/2016 by Karla

Will these mount to a 15' round ? How wide does the rail need to be for proper mounting?

A     Answered on 7/13/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Karla, The Solar Saddle can be used with a 15' round pool. These can be mounted to a 4" wide top rail with at lease 2" of flat mounting space.

?     Asked on 6/20/2016 by WILLIAM DEITER

I just recieved my solar saddles and tried to mount them, however there is ribbing under my ledging and i cannot get them mounted the way the instructions say. there is no flat area to mount them to a pencil width away from the pool side.the only place i see i can mount them is if pushed them right against the pool wall. and that is really tight . How do i mount them in this situation?

A     Answered on 6/25/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi William, Based on your explanation I don't see a workable way you can mount the saddles to the rails. .

?     Asked on 6/13/2016 by Robin

I purchased this item and it will not fit under my top rail of pool. Any suggestions for retro fit?

A     Answered on 6/18/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Robin, There is not a retrofit kit available for the Solar Saddles.

?     Asked on 6/9/2016 by

What are the hooks and brackets made of?

A     Answered on 6/9/2016 by Patrick P.

The Solar saddle is made out of PVC.

?     Asked on 6/6/2016 by Jim

I have a 27' round Radiant Pool with 4" top rail. Will this work?

A     Answered on 6/7/2016 by Patrick P.

Hi Jim, Yes the solar saddle will work on a 27' round Radiant Pool.

?     Asked on 5/22/2016 by

How do these attach. Do you screw them into rails underneath? Will it rust over time

A     Answered on 5/28/2016 by Alex V.

Hello, You will need to drill into the top rail to install the solar saddle. If you have steel top rails, they may rust over time. You can use some Rustoleum spray before installing the solar saddle to help prevent this.

?     Asked on 5/4/2016 by heather

I have a 33 foot round, do I need 2 sets.

A     Answered on 5/5/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Heather, One set will not suffice for a 33' pool, you will need two sets.

?     Asked on 3/14/2016 by John

Can I get replacement pins and U-Brackets? I would like 5 of each. Mine worked well for most of last year, but the pins are not held in place by anything and some of my U-Brackets broke. One word of warning, Don't store the cover in these saddles when it is raining. The rain water will overload the U-Brackets and cause them to fail. Otherwise, this system can be made to work well (If I can get replacement parts). Thank you!

A     Answered on 3/17/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi John, You can contact SolarEZ via email at for replacement parts.

?     Asked on 12/30/2015 by WC`

Can you purchase these in any color other than white with a blue cap. Black, brown or a taupe color?

A     Answered on 12/30/2015 by Joe S.

Hello, these Solar Saddles can only be ordered in the white with blue caps.

?     Asked on 8/12/2015 by lou

how do the hooks attach to the pool?

A     Answered on 8/12/2015 by Bob D.

Hi Lou. You must drill holes in the top rail of the pool to attach each bracket, to which you screw in each hook. For a more thorough display you can go to the manufacturer's page.

?     Asked on 7/6/2015 by

How far apart do you space the brackets for a 24' round pool?

A     Answered on 7/9/2015 by Lennox H.

Hi, "The key to mounting the Solar Saddle product is to evenly space the saddles to allow 2 1/2 to 3 feet of the cover to extend over/past the outside saddles, as the picture below shows."

?     Asked on 6/15/2015 by bonnie

How much op is each hook.

A     Answered on 6/18/2015 by Lennox H.

Bonnie, The hooks are not sold separately, it comes in a pack of 5.

?     Asked on 6/14/2015 by Matt

Can these be used on a Intex Ultra Frame pool?

A     Answered on 6/14/2015 by Alex V.

Matt, Unfortunately these can not be used on an Ulra Frame pool.

?     Asked on 6/3/2015 by dave

How long are the s s bolts? I have a resin top rail so may need longer bolts than for a steel rail?

A     Answered on 6/12/2015 by Alex V.

Dave, The package contains two sets of bolts, they are ½” and ¾” long and are stainless steel. 

?     Asked on 5/29/2015 by Judy

I have this solar saddle and love it. My question is do you sell just one of the hooks and I need to replace the latches that holds them I need three of those

A     Answered on 5/30/2015 by Patrick P.

Hi Judy, I am sorry but we only carry the full set of 5 saddles.

?     Asked on 5/28/2015 by debie payette

what size pool is this for? would it be over kill for our 13' diamater pool?

A     Answered on 5/28/2015 by Lennox H.

Debie, As long as you have the proper upright and the need for the Solar Saddle it will make handling a Solar Blanket easy.

?     Asked on 5/27/2015 by dave

Would these work with a resin top rail? Would the rail be strong enough to hold the hooks secure?

A     Answered on 5/27/2015 by Patrick P.

Hi Dave, Yes the Solar Saddle's do work on a resin top rail and the resin rail is strong enough to the hold the hooks secure.

?     Asked on 5/24/2015 by andy

were do i get replacement mounting pins

A     Answered on 5/24/2015 by Hector F.

We currently do not carry these pins so I advise to contact Solar Ez directly here.

?     Asked on 5/23/2015 by

Will these attach to a railing around the pool? I have a 18' pool with an attached metal 1 1/2' walk around deck with a 3' high railing. Would these work?

A     Answered on 5/27/2015 by Charlie R.

The saddle should work with your application. The five mounting brackets will attach to your stop railing and are flexible to give you more freedom on how you'd like to position it as well.

?     Asked on 5/9/2015 by

will five holders be enough for a 35 foot round pool? Thank you!

A     Answered on 5/10/2015 by Patrick P.

For a 35' round pool I would suggest two sets of Solar Saddles.

?     Asked on 4/18/2015 by

Are replacement mounting brackets available? A couple of mine are cracked and I would like to get replacements

A     Answered on 4/20/2015 by Lennox H.

We do have these available, however it is only sold in a set of 5.

?     Asked on 2/28/2015 by Thomas

How far from the pool do the "hooks" extend?

A     Answered on 3/2/2015 by Robert M.

Hello Thomas - Each bracket extends out from the side of your pool 18" and down the edge of the pool 19".

?     Asked on 5/4/2013 by Guest

Are there different instructions for a larger pool? If not, how much farther apart should the saddles be?

A     Answered on 5/4/2013 by Patrick P.

Unfortunately the manufacturer doesn't have any other instructions for a larger pool. Per the manufacturer: Note: If your pool is 28 foot or larger you just fold the solar cover back on top of the outside saddles, or you may want to purchase single saddle kits that are readily available.If the brackets are spaced farther apart than the recommended distance, the weight distribution will become uneven and may cause premature failure.

?     Asked on 4/5/2012 by Guest

Will this work on an Intex Brand 2 Metal Frame pool?

A     Answered on 4/5/2012 by Patrick P.

Unfortunately this will not work with the Intex pools. These have to be attached to a top rail.

?     Asked on 1/18/2012 by Guest

Can the saddles be used on rectangled pools?

A     Answered on 1/18/2012 by Patrick P.

Yes, these can install be installed on a rectangle above ground pool.

?     Asked on 1/18/2012 by Guest

I need some new mounting pins. Is there anyway to purchase just those?

A     Answered on 1/18/2012 by Patrick P.

Unfortunately, the mounting pins are not sold separately.

?     Asked on 7/29/2008 by Guest

Can this be used on a 33 foot round pool?

A     Answered on 7/29/2008 by Patrick P.

This will install on any size above ground pool.  It will be installed in between your above ground pool uprights.


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13     1

 (5 out of 5 stars)  A Must Have!

from WV ()

Pros: easy to install, easy to use, does the job

Cons: durability?, modified where to install

I purchased these for my 24' round pool. It is great to hold a rolled up cover -- It keeps the cover clean and out of the way. It takes minimal practice in rolling the cover to easily place it in these hooks. I followed the directions for installing but ended up moving two of the hooks closer to the others. Before I was only using 3-4 of the hooks, and now I am using all 5 hooks to hold the cover. I am hoping these hooks last. This is my first summer with them, but I am very pleased with the purchase!

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The Most Recent Reviews

 (5 out of 5 stars)  Pool

from Ohio ()

My neighbors had these and there solar cover fit in it perfect and kept it off the ground so I ordered them as well I don't have mine on yet until i have the deck on.

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1     0

 (5 out of 5 stars)  Best thing in pool supplies

from Harriston, Ontario ()

Pros: Easy to install

The Solar Saddle is the best thing to come along in pool supplies. Couldn't find anything like this in Canada. But INYOpools came thru.

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5     0

 (4 out of 5 stars)  Instructions are poor

from Indiana ()

Cons: Spacing in instructions isn't accurate

The product itself is good, but the spacing instructions don't work for a 24' pool. The cover is too short for the end supports and sometimes it sags in the middle. The concept is good, just not the instructions. Tighten the spacing up and they'll be fine. I'm going to buy an extra kit so I can double the amount of hooks. Then it should work like a champ.

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0     3

 (4 out of 5 stars)  solar saddle

from New york state ()

works good

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1     0

 (4 out of 5 stars)  Finally cover off my deck

from St. Louis, MI ()

Pros: Cover off deck

Cons: Could use one more, my cover is huge

I have a 33 foot pool and my cover is huge and cumbersome. Now I have my full deck back because my cover took up over half of my deck.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  

from Sanborn, NY ()

My parents ordered the hooks first a few years ago. When my husband and I bought our house with a pool, the hooks were one of the first things I ordered. Easy installation and keeps the solar cover off the ground. What more could you want.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  Excellent Solar Cover Holder

from Oak Creek, WI ()

The Solar Saddle works very well. With a newer pools you may need to purchase longer bolts (2 1/2"). I also do recommend putting the saddles closer together (4' apart). Install was about an hour. So far no issues, Very pleased.

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