Model # NS970
Warranty 5 Year
SUPER STRONG REEL GLIDES YOUR SOLAR BLANKET OFF THE POOL
Fits Under Most Diving Boards
Engineered for smaller hotel and motel pools, this reel is designed for heavy use. Its powder-coated heavy gauge aluminum frame is super strong, lightweight, and will never rust or corrode. The large stainless steel crank with handle makes turning the reel easy. Precision stainless steel bearings allow a single person to effortlessly glide the solar blanket off your pool.
Our premium reel is built with a heavy-duty tube that will not sag or flex. It will support solar blankets up to 18-ft. wide by 50-ft. long. Standing only 12" high, this low profile reel can fit under most diving boards for easy storage when not in use. Optional locking casters can be added for easy portability. This reel includes solar reel attachment kit.
Tube Diameter: 3"
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I was thinking of purchasing this reel with a 16x36 16mil cover. I saw in a separate Q&A that, when a customer said they had a 16 mil cover, a reel with a 4 (four) inch reel was required/recommended. Will this particular reel support a 16 mil 16"x26" solar cover? Thanks.
John, You can use this with a 16 mil cover.
Will the NS970 support a 16 ml solar cover 38 feet long and 18 feet wide
Yes, that reel will support up to 50ft in length and 18ft in width.
Can we use this on a 16 MIL pool cover? or is that to heavy. pool is 16x32
Hi Denise, We contacted the manufacture and they confirmed that a 16mil 16x32 cover
1) can I use this for a 10 X 50 foot solar blanket and do I need to shorten the tube? 2) can I anchor this to pool deck so it doesn't move around (or into the pool)?
Hi Phil, The Tubes are telescopic for proper adjustment. The solar reel is equipped with casters that can be locked but does not comes with any anchors. If you would like it anchored you will have to rig something up.
Will this reel work with your 14 mil clear cover? My pool is 16'x32'. Thanks.
Hi Rolando, The Pool Solar Reel Inground Pools up to 18' wide can handle a 14 mil solar cover.
I have had both 3 an 4" aluminum reels and both sag in the middle terribly after no time at all. What is different about yours? I need to know before I purchase. I am almost to the point of saying the heck with it and not even using one. Tks jh
Jim, As stated in the product description "Our premium reel is built with a heavy-duty tube that will not sag or flex. It will support solar blankets up to 18-ft. wide by 50-ft. long and is backed by a 5 year warranty".
If the size of your pool is 16' X 32' what size reel would you order? The reel we have now is 21' and was here when we moved in. We purchased the solar blanket size 16' X 32' last year and it fits in the pool perfectly. Please advise thank you.
Hello CarolAnn - You would require a reel that, at a minimum, is designed for 16' pools. The NS970 would be a suitable reel for your pool.
Does inground pool solar reel model # NS970, come with the wheels/casters?
No, the wheels/casters are sold separate for inground pool solar reel model # NS970, which is part # NS975.
(4 out of 5 stars)
Reviewed By: Mike C. from Newburgh, NY ()
Pros: Smooth bearings, aluminum tube minimizes sag - solid construction, easy assembly.
Cons: Glue on velcro strap attachments to tube don't remain attached. Had to screw the straps on.
Makes it easy for a single person to put on and remove the cover. As a result, I now cover the pool every night, and consistent use of the solar cover has minimized the amount of time our heater has to run.
(4 out of 5 stars) Solar cover reel
Reviewed By: Jeffery H. from South Bend, IN ()
Pros: Constructed well, Price
It's very light and looks like it's built to last. I will be putting it together this weekend. I've plastic ones in the past but they only lasted a few years. Looking at how this one is constructed I anticipate many years of use.
(4 out of 5 stars) average pool reel
Reviewed By: Robert K. from S.E. Wisconsin ()
Pros: ease of use in cranking up pool cover,forces you to cover pool more saving chemical and heat
Cons: Assembly directions cause you to assemble reel too wide resulting in weak,flimsy reel.you can't take apart and put back togeather if you goof.
Included directions are a little vauge whicch can cause you to assemble to the point of making reel too flimsy.Crank bearings are great for ease of use.
(5 out of 5 stars) Great Pool Solar Reel
Reviewed By: Michael S. from Trenton, NJ ()
Pros: Works Great! Light and easy to move with two people.
Cons: Not enough screws
Works great. It took about 30 minutes to assemble. The Tech Screws worked great, however one snapped and there were 3 less than the instructions called for. The lack of Tech screws did not cause a sag in the reel, so I did not contact the company to request more screws.