A reel system makes using a pool blanket easy

A roller 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.

HRST & HRFM Endurance Reels

  • Suits Pools up to 6.1m wide
  • Fixed 395mm height from base to tube
  • Adjustable tube lengths
Endurance Reel HRST - For inground pools HRST Stationary
Endurance Reel HRFM - for inground pools HRFM Mobile

HRJT & HRJM Endurance Reels

  • Suits pools up to 6.1m wide
  • Extra 150mm adjustable leg height for placing on uneven pool surrounds
  • Adjustable tube lengths
HRJT Endurance - for inground pools
HRJT Stationary
Endurance HRJM - for inground pools
HRJM Mobile

HRYJT & HRYJM Endurance Reels

  • Larger diameter tube to support longer blankets for pools up to 6.7m wide
  • Adjustable height 585 - 925mm
  • A higher axle position means less bending to roll the blanket in
  • Adjustable tube lengths
Endurance Reel HRYJT - for inground pools
HRYJT Stationary
Endurance HRYJM - for inground pools
HRYJM Mobile

HRX Advanced Reel

A portable reel that you simply lift from the bracket and roll to store away.

  • Suits pools up to 6.1m wide
  • Adjustable tube lengths
Advanced Reel HRX - for inground pools
HRX Advanced

Reels for above ground pools

HRAK Endurance Reel

The newest addition to the Endurance range, this reel is supplied with attachment straps and overcover.

  • Suits pools from 3.0m to 6.1m wide.
  • Fixed leg height, attachment clamp supplied.
  • Adjustable 75mm anodised tube.
Reel for above ground pool - HRAK

HRA6 Advanced Reel

This new model supersedes the old HRA reel which was discontinued in 2015.

  • Suits pools up to 5.5m wide
  • Adjustable 75mm anodised tube
  • Optional extra - Pipe frame adaptor clamp to attach directly to a frame style pool such as Intex pools.
Reel for above ground pool - HRA

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.

Assembly Video

Commercial Reels

Reel for commercial pool with printed overcover

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.