How to Install an Above Ground Solar Cover Reel

A good accessory for any pool would be a solar cover. Keeping this neat and tidy is easily done with a cover reel and the proper placement of this is very important.

There are a number of ways to attach the cover reel, and the most important thing is to make sure that it is secure and stable. For above ground pools, the mounting is quite simple. The reel should be positioned on one end of the pool, preferably at the end that is the main entry in and out of the pool.

It should be secured into the deck of the pool. This mounting will vary depending on the material of the deck. For wooden decks, appropriate screws should be used. If mounting the reel on concrete, anchors must be used. Otherwise, it is very easy to crack the concrete. If unsure as to how to do this, it is best to have a professional do the work on the concrete.

Some reels will have weights in them that are designed to keep the unit in place. These usually are sufficient, but it is always a good idea to securely attach the reel to the deck of the pool.

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