16' Hurricane I/G Aluminum Solar Reel - 55-1603HU



Model # NS971


  3 Average  



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

Product Description

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.
1-Year warranty.

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


Product Specifications

Max Pool Size:
16 x 32 ft.
16 ft.
Tube Width:
3 in.

?     Asked on 10/19/2020 by Don Simon

What is the maximum mil that this reel will handle?

A  Answered on 10/22/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Don, thank you for contacting INYO POOLS this unit would be maxed at a 12 mil. 

?     Asked on 6/22/2018 by Wendy

Can this be shortened for a 10' wide pool, by cutting the Aluminum and attaching to the joint web?

A  Answered on 6/23/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Wendy. Yes, this solar reel system can be shortened to be used on a pool that is smaller than 16 foot. 

?     Asked on 3/3/2017 by Ray&Susie

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?

A  Answered on 3/7/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

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.

?     Asked on 5/27/2015 by bub delap

are parts available

A  Answered on 5/27/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes we do carry Parts for the GLI Hurricane Solar Reel here.

?     Asked on 2/20/2015 by

Can this reel handle a 16 mil cover (for a 16x32 pool)?

A  Answered on 2/20/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

No, it is recommended from the manufacture that you use a reel that is 4" in diameter. This reel has a 3" diameter.

?     Asked on 6/23/2009 by Guest

How high is this unit?

A  Answered on 6/23/2009 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

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.

?     Asked on 3/24/2009 by Guest

Do I need to purchase a strap kit with the reel to attach the solar blanket to the reel?

A  Answered on 3/24/2009 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

No, you would not need to purchase a stap kit. The reel includes all straps and necessary hardware.

?     Asked on 3/31/2008 by Guest

What is the minimum width for this solar blanket? My pool is 12' Wide by 24' long, will this reel work?

A  Answered on 3/31/2008 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

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.


Review Summary

 (Average 3  out of 5 stars)
2 Rating
5 star:
4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:

The Most Helpful Review

The Most Recent Reviews