Winter Solar Reel and Blanket Covers
I'll buy another one
Have to agree with others when they say this product's weak link is the zipper. I've had one of these for years and it lasted. However, upon pulling out my solar cover from hibernation this year - the zipper finally went - but it was the threading holding it to the tarp part that came off. Overall - it is better than a lot of other products.
June 3, 2012
This item looked great and went on real easy. It let me keep my solar cover attached to the reel so I figured this is going to be great I wont have to mess with folding up my 16mil solar cover which I purchased new last year. Now it did keep my cover nice and clean and I didnt see any bugs so that was a plus as well. But that is all the pros. However upon unzipping it the zipper broke and then the metal end where the zipper comes together it was like it was welded together. I had to use pliers to get the zipper end to separate and then that pulled off the metal end so now even if i was to make the zipper work able where the teeth fell off I wouldnt be able to keep the zipper together. The zipper needs to be a heavy duty type zipper and I believe that this item would be perfect. But with this cheap zipper I recommend you stay away.
June 2, 2011
The zipper is junk
The zipper broke after just a couple of uses. It no longer meshes together even if it's lined up correctly. I noticed that the teeth on the zipper were really fine so I was careful with it and zipped/unzipped it slowly, but that didn't help.
Basically you get a piece of tarp with draw strings at either end. You'll need to find some straps (the ones provided aren't long enough) to hold it closed.
September 25, 2010
Worst Purchase Ever
I have never left a review for a product before in my life, but I really felt the need to do it for this. I received the cover and really didn't have trouble getting it to fit around our solar blanket at all. When I tried to zip it, first I could not get it to line up right to zip correctly, then when it did finally zip, as I moved along the cover, the zipper part behind me started to open. It is not because the cover was too tight around my blanket either, I had plenty of extra room. When I tried to pull back on the zipper to correct the problem, the pull tab on the zipper broke off the zipper itself. I am VERY disappointed in this item and would never recommend it to anyone or buy it again. I am usually very happy with my purchases from In The Swim, but not this one. Even the straps that came with it did not fit around the blanket and cover. What a waste of money.
October 5, 2009