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 3/24/2009by 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 6/23/2009by 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 3/5/2010by 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 9/20/2015by 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 10/28/2015by 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


Est. Repair Time

2 to 4 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Craftsman cordless drill

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Assembly of the 20" Hurricane Aluminum Solar Reel

Written on 5/12/2021 by Guest

This was not as straightforward with a custom designed pool in a kidney bean shape as it would be with a rectangular pool. Assembled it per the instructions. We needed the 20'. We twisted the tubes inside each other and marked the spots where we were going to sink our screws to attach them with a black sharpie. I used a nail as a punch into the soft aluminum tubing where we would sink the assembly screws. We left 5" per side from the inside of the triangular supports to attaching the first strap, then marked off 8 places equidistant. We then marked the solar blanket from the outside 20', working inward to mark where we would attach the 8 clamps to the solar blanket. We then measured and marked the 8 places where the straps would attach to the reel with a red sharpie. We felt the straps that came with the reel inadequate for our purposes because of their short length. We ordered a strap set off Amazon. After we attached the clamps to the solar blanket, we used the velcro fasteners that came with the Amazon straps to affix the straps to the reel. The velcro were the type where you peel off the back, which exposes the adhesive and we stuck them on to the tube. At some point we might screw the straps to the reel, which is probably the more durable method but the adhesive velcro worked fine. We then attached the straps and started reeling. We purchased a cover for the blanket which was more than adequate and were done with it. It sags in the middle which I expected, given the weight of the blanket, but I could not find a 4" reel so we had to make due. The solar blanket is really heavy and hard to deal with with out the reel. This was not ideal, but we were committed after we installed the solar blanket. CAUTION: ONCE ASSEMBLED AND THE BLANKET IS ON THE REEL, DO NOT PICK IT UP BY THE TRIANGULAR FRAMES HOLDING THE TUBING! PICK IT UP BY THE TUBING! THE LITTLE TRIANGLES CAN ROTATE AND THE WEIGHT OF THE BLANKET CAN WRENCH THE TRIANGLE FROM ONE'S GRASP. WHEN IT ROTATES WITH THE WEIGHT ON IT, IT REALLY HURTS IF THE METAL TRIANGLE COMES AROUND AND WHACKS ONE ON THE WRIST AND HAND! A wise man learns from his own mistakes, a genius from the mistakes of others.

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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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