Item # 2827P
This one person, easy to use Deluxe Above Ground Solar Pool Cover Reel System has an innovative design that makes it easy to roll up above ground pool solar blankets. This system accommodates solar covers up to 12 MIL.
Fits either round or oval pools. Entire pool cover reel and blanket assembly pivots off and away from swimming pool during use. Installs on deck or wall. Easy assembly. Comes complete with reel/blanket attachment kit.
This pool solar reel system will accommodate up to a 12ml solar blanket. 2827 and 2828 are wheel style reels, **2833 is a post and crank style reel due to weight of larger covers.
Note: Not for use with soft-sided pools.
- The solar cover is not a safety cover or a substitute for adult supervision around a pool
- Remove solar cover and solar reel assembly from swimming pool completely before swimming.
- Do not store the solar cover on your lawn in direct sunlight, as it will burn the grass
- Required tools for assembly: Power drill, metal cutting drill bits, hex socket wrench, Philips screwdriver and a marker.
Works very well. Has a few issues Review by 67nystang
I have a 28 ft round pool. There are no instructions for that size pool. The aluminum poles in the packing list were different from what I actually received. I managed to figure it out using the 24 foot instructions. The reel system went together easily. Make sure you have a good drill bit. I also installed a 6x6 post and hollowed out a spot in the center to rest the reel post in when it is swung out of the way. After some use, the wellnuts are falling out. I modified them by putting with a washer and nut at the end so the can be cinched tighter. It can be a challenge to unroll the cover but once you figure out the trick it gets easier. I also ordered extra rope clamps to install ropes in 4 places to tie it off because the wind would push one half under the other and then it would flap in the wind.
Need to include better instructions Review by brendek
My husband & I have struggled all morning to get this installed. The instructions that came with the wheel are HORRIBLE. I finally came inside and directly to the sight. The instructions on the web site make much more sense and are easily followed. Why are these instructions not the ones sent with the product???? Hopefully tomorrow we can get it installed before my husband goes to work.
works well but parts break Review by walt
We bought ours 4 years ago. It works pretty well, but putting the cover back can be a little tricky. Eventually we got pretty good at it though. We devised a pretty simple stand for the reel out of 2 - 4' pieces of PVC pipe to hold the reel when we are swimming. My only beef is like a lot of people. With exposure to UV light the plastic gets brittle and breaks and Doheny' s doesn't sell replacement parts.
works well but has some issues Review by Jim
it took us 4 hours to install as the instructions are not real clear. Not sure how well the plastic will hold up though we did get it together and It does make removing and putting the solar cover on a lot easier.
happy with it Review by Benzbonnie
we purchased this solar cover reel and were shocked to find it delivered to us the very next day. it took my husband and neighbor about 2 hours to assemble it ( the instructions weren't great). as my husband remarked " it was well worth it". the only criticism i have is that when you unreel it the 2 sides tend to go in the same direction unless you're in the pool to direct it. however, i see on another post that you can buy ropes to remedy that problem. the pool is getting used much more since one person can now take the cover off.