Complete Solar Reel Attachment Kit
Good for all solar covers
The "Above Ground" kit for my AG pool was useless. The ropes rotted in one year and the plastic disintegrated. The "In Ground" kit works much better. Forget about attaching the straps directly to the cover. Here is what I do: get a 1/2 inch vinyl water pipe the approximate width of the cover. Glue end caps on so it will float. Pass the straps top to underneath the cover and around the pipe and back up through the buckles. The pipe floats just under the cover and when it is pulled up the cover stays nice and flat and does not bunch so much. When the cover is unrolled the ends tend to curl under the surface. I attach another 18 inch length of capped pipe to each end of the cover. The pipes pull the ends down and help float the ends out the right way.
June 19, 2012
Straps have a short life
The straps are not thick or very wide. All of the straps broke in less than 2 years. I would by thicker/wider straps. I would not buy these again.
May 29, 2011
Bad description in catalog
You show in your catalog one item with straps and Velcro and send another with cords and wood thread eyelets to install on a metal Reel
September 17, 2009
The adhesive-backed velcro pieces stayed attached to my reel for almost a week! Needs more/stronger adhesive.
August 4, 2009