How do I keep my solar cover reel from sagging?

A solid foundation for your reel is the key to ensuring that your solar cover does not sag. A reel that is tipping over, or can be wiggled will always be liable to produce at least the equivalent amount of slack. Some people prefer 4-inch tubing to 3-inch tubing, as it can prevent sagging in the middle.

How do I keep my solar cover reel from sagging?

A solid foundation for your reel is the key to ensuring that your solar cover does not sag. A reel that is tipping over, or can be wiggled will always be liable to produce at least the equivalent amount of slack. Some people prefer 4-inch tubing to 3-inch tubing, as it can prevent sagging in the middle.

How do you roll a solar pool cover without a reel?

The general recommendation for removing a solar pool cover without a reel is to use the fan-fold technique. This technique is considered one of the best ways to compact the pool cover for storing at the end of the pool. The solar cover is folded accordion style until it is stacked at the end of the pool.

How do I stop my solar cover from blowing off?

randytsuch. My low budget solution is to fill empty chlorine jugs with water, and put them on the cover to hold it in place. I cut my solar oversize, so it hangs over the edge on one long side and the short side away from the reel, and I put the water jugs there.

How do I stop my above ground pool from sagging?

How to keep a pool cover from sagging

  1. Keep the center of the cover higher than the sides.
  2. Secure the outer edge with heavy objects such as H2O blocks or bags.
  3. Adjust the sagging on the cover as soon as possible.
  4. Use a portable pool cover pump instead.
  5. Build your own cover support structure.

Can I use pool cover without roller?

We are often asked this question, and the short answer is ‘no’. However, a roller does make handling a pool cover much easier. Without a roller the process of rolling and storing a blanket when not in use will need to be done manually which usually means getting down on hands and knees.

Should I keep a solar cover during day?

For this reason solar covers (unlike solar rings) will actually block sunlight and keep heat out of the pool during the day – not magnifying the sun like many people will assume. So for these reasons a solar cover should be put on in the evening and removed in the morning, for maximum benefit.

Where can I buy replacement parts for my solar cover reels?

SolarCovers.com offers a variety of replacement parts to keep your reels in tip top shape. No products match this filter.

What is a solar reel for pools?

A solar reel makes it easier to cover or uncover a pool quickly by one person. By using a solar reel, it will extend the life of a cover and prevents the tearing of the cover or UV damage. Solar reels come in various widths and to fit in-ground or aboveground pools.

What is a solar blanket cover for a pool?

Solar covers, also called solar “”blankets””, can help your pool retain heat as well as provide additional heating of up to 15 degrees. This popular method of swimming pool heating can save money and energy, although storing you pool cover is never as easy as it could be with a proper solar cover reel.

Should I keep my solar cover on when not in use?

This blog focuses on the advantages of utilizing a solar cover and reel, how to buy replacement parts for the reel, and how to prolong the life of your cover. The general rule is to keep the solar cover on when the pool is not in use.