20' Hurricane I/G Aluminum Solar Reel - 55-2003HU



Model # NS974


  3.6 Average  



Model # NS974

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Code 55-2003HU

Alternate Part #'s 55-2003-HU, 55-2003-HU-CRS, 55-2003HU, 55-2003HU-CRS, 55-2003HUCRS, 552003HU, 552003HUCRS

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 20' 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 # 55-2003IG-TK Replaced PART # IGR4390002 20’ X 3” IGR STORAGE KIT

(3) 59.5” x 2.75” Dia. Inner Tube

(2) 59.5” x 2.95” Dia. Outer Tube

(8) 3” Through Bolt with Nut

(1) Drill Bit Max. finished length = 21’ 3/4”


Product Specifications

Max Pool Size:
20 x 40 ft.
20 ft.
Tube Width:
3 in.

?     Asked on 4/22/2020 by Danuta

I have a 20 x 45 in ground pool. I have a couple of questions. 1. is it just the reel rod that is 20' or does the 20' include the legs. 2 do the casters come with it?

A  Answered on 4/22/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Danuta, This reel comes with approximately 25' of tubing that is telescopic so it would be more than sufficent for a pool 20' wide. The caster are not included and you would require these optional casters 99-55-4395018. For a 20' x 45' pool we do suggest a 4" tube to prevent tube sag and this solar reel is only a 3" tube. Our suggestion is this 20' Hurricane Solar Reel with 4" Tube

?     Asked on 6/12/2019 by Matt

I have a 20'x40' pool, and see I should get the 4" tube in lieu of the 3". Can you provide me with the product link to the 4" or let me know what the increased cost would be?

A  Answered on 10/14/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Steve M.

Matt, I would suggest the 20' Storm Commercial InGround Solar Cover Reel With 4" Tube - 55-2004ST.

?     Asked on 8/18/2018 by MICHAEL RUOCCO

i need a 3" tube do you sell that its a GLI 16-ft Hurricane Aluminum Solar Blanket Reel for In Ground Pools

A  Answered on 8/18/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Michael. Unfortunately, the tube is not sold as a separate part. 

?     Asked on 9/27/2017 by Paul

Do you need to assemble this product

A  Answered on 9/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Paul, Yes, this needs to be assembled. 

?     Asked on 9/27/2017 by Paul

what casters fit this product

A  Answered on 9/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Paul. This specific reel system does not have casters or have the means to use casters. You will have to purchase a reel system that has casters or modify it to use casters. 

?     Asked on 9/27/2017 by

My pool is 14x30 16ml solar cover. what is the best reel to buy?

A  Answered on 9/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Hello, I would recommend the NS974 solar reel. 

?     Asked on 4/3/2017 by Joe

Looking at the video, It does not appear the reel will fit under a diving board. Also,is the NS974 the only option for a 16 Mil Cover?

A  Answered on 4/7/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello Joe- This reel is 12" high without the casters which will fit under most diving boards. And yes, this will be the best option for a 16 mil cover.

?     Asked on 6/20/2016 by

pool is 20 by 40 I need the tube to be at least 4 inchers wide and want the hurricane brand suggestions

A  Answered on 6/26/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Only the 24' Hurricane Reel comes with 4" tubes. You can purchase the 24' system and alter it to fit your size pool.

?     Asked on 10/28/2015 by Allison

Would this reel work with my 20 x 45 cover? How tall is the unit with the cover on it?

A  Answered on 10/29/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Allison, you would need to go with NS976 to fit the length of the pool. The dimensions for this unit are eel is 12" without the casters/wheels and 15 3/4" with the casters/wheels

?     Asked on 9/20/2015 by Donald

If my pool is max 20" wide, do I need a reel 20" or does it have to be larger? I was looking to purchase NS974 reel

A  Answered on 9/25/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Donald, The 20' Hurricane I/G Aluminum Solar Reel would be ok to use with your size pool.

?     Asked on 3/5/2010 by Guest

What Color are the sides and tube?

A  Answered on 3/5/2010 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

This solar reel come's with white sides and aluminum tubes. So the sides will be aluminum with a white powder coat, and the tubes will come in a silver aluminum color.

?     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.


Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Socket Set, Wrench Set, drill

Solar cover was too awkward and heavy to manage without reel system

Written on 3/22/2020 by Guest

This went together in about an hour. you will beed a drill to drill pilot holes into the aluminum to connect the beam together mine was about 20 feet wide.

Straps connected the end of the blanket and wind it right up! I was really easy to assemble for the mechanically savvy. Just follow the directions that come with it and you'll be fine.

Screw gun and a drill makes it go faster!

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