A reel system makes using a pool blanket easy
Dragging a pool blanket on and off your pool all the time can be difficult - and the fact is, if using your pool cover is not convenient, you're not going to use it as much as you should.
A HydroTools™ Solar Reel helps you to roll your blanket on and off the pool, quickly and easily. All HydroTools™ Reels include adjustable blanket fasteners, a quality protective cover and flexible fittings that make installing and using your pool cover and reel, easy!
Reels for Inground Pools
The HydroTools™ Solar Reel range offers the choice of stationary or mobile models with fixed or adjustable height and are suitable for pools up to 7m wide and 20m long.
How long does a pool reel system last?
Rollers from the HydroTools™ Endurance Range have a 5 year pro-rata warranty, and the HydroTools™ Advanced Range have a 3 year pro-rata warranty.
You may find similar looking reels online at cheaper prices, but be aware these will not be Hydrotools brand, and will be a different quality - many have only a 12 month warranty, and others offer as little as 30 days. Cheap blanket reels generally don't come with an overcover either. All Hydrotools reels are supplied with an overcover.
Regardless of which reel or which solar cover you have, when your pool cover is rolled up on the reel, you should always use a protective overcover. The overcover stops the solar blanket from overheating and getting roller burn.
The protective overcover supplied with the Hydrotools Reels is white on top, and silver underneath, and comes with eyelets fitted, and bungee cord to secure it to the roller. If you do not have an overcover, you can purchase one separately, or use a reflective tarp to keep the sun off the rolled up cover.
For very large commercial pools, we have a range of reels with anodised aluminium tube sizes up to 200mm (8") diameter. These reels are usually supplied with corrosion resistant stainless steel castors allowing relocation of the reel from the pool area when in use..
The T or A-frame reel styles are made from welded stainless steel construction with 150mm (6"0) and 200mm (8"0) anodised aluminium tubes.
These reels are available with stainless steel castors and can be built with outrigger rollers for coverage over starting blocks or other protrusions. These reels are usually 6 metres (20') wide and can store a 50metre (164’) long blanket.
Low voltage motorised winding systems are also available. Ask us for more information today.