Model # NS971
Warranty 1 Year
Manufacturer Code 55-1603HU
Alternate Part #'s 55-1603-HU, 55-1603-HU-CRS, 55-1603HU-CRS, 55-1603HUCRS, 551603HU, 551603HUCRS
HURRICANE "PREMIUM QUALITY" LOW PROFILE SOLAR REEL
Non-corroding aluminum reel 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 at one end makes turning the reel easy. Precision sealed bearings allow a single person to effortlessly glide the solar blanket off your pool.
Our premium reel is built with a heavy-duty 3" tube that will not sag or flex. It will support solar blankets up to 24-ft. wide by 50-ft. long (please note: this references the maximum blanket size the heavy duty tube can hold, not the size blanket that fits this reel. This reel is for pools up to 16' wide). Standing only 12" high, this low profile reel can fit under most diving boards for easy storage when not in use. Includes all straps and necessary hardware. Base and frame are aluminum. Optional locking casters can be added for easy portability.
Tube Diameter: 3"
*Recommend using a 4” Solar Blanket Storage System for pools 600 sq. ft. and larger when used with thicker mil solar blankets.
PART # 55-1603IG-TK Replaced PART # IGR4390016 16’ X 3” IGR STORAGE KIT
(2) 72” x 2.75” Dia. Inner Tube
(1) 72” x 2.95” Dia. Outer Tube
(4) 3” Through Bolt with Nut
(1) Drill Bit Max. finished length = 16’ 1/2
Can this be shortened for a 10' wide pool, by cutting the Aluminum and attaching to the joint web?
Hi, Wendy. Yes, this solar reel system can be shortened to be used on a pool that is smaller than 16 foot.
How tall is the solar reel when the cover, 16 x 32, is rolled up completely? How much room do I need for this set up to fit under the diving board?
The height that the solar cover will add will vary depending on the thickness of the cover. The manufacturer of the In-Ground Blue Solar Blanket 16 x 32 ft. Rect. - NS420 is Midwest Canvas, I recommend contacting them at 1-773-287-440 for confirmation.
are parts available
Yes we do carry Parts for the GLI Hurricane Solar Reel here.
Can this reel handle a 16 mil cover (for a 16x32 pool)?
No, it is recommended from the manufacture that you use a reel that is 4" in diameter. This reel has a 3" diameter.
How high is this unit?
The height on this reel is 12" without the casters/wheels and 15 3/4" with the casters/wheels. The base on the reel measures 16" Long x 2" Wide.
Do I need to purchase a strap kit with the reel to attach the solar blanket to the reel?
No, you would not need to purchase a stap kit. The reel includes all straps and necessary hardware.
What is the minimum width for this solar blanket? My pool is 12' Wide by 24' long, will this reel work?
This reel will work on pools down to 12 feet wide and up to 16' wide, so yes this will work just fine on your 12' X 24' pool.
(4 out of 5 stars) Great Solar reel
Reviewed By: ralph from Parkersburg, West Virginia ()
Pros: Easy to assemble and use
Cons: Will not fit under my diving board when the the blanket is rolled on it.
Excellent reel for the price and ease of rolling up the blanket for storage or just for the time the pool is open.