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Deluxe In-Ground Reel

Our new Deluxe reel features a rugged resin base with an innovative built-in caster system allowing the reel to be easily moved.
Average Customer Rating:
3 out of 5
3
 out of 
5
(6 Reviews) 6
3 of 6(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Deluxe In-Ground Reel
Review 1 for Deluxe In-Ground Reel
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Acceptable But Not Terrific,
Date:March 23, 2014
By GrannyTJ
from Oregon
from Oregon
Pros: It is as pictured, has lasted several years, and does hold our blanket fine
Cons: Lighter weight than expected, handle on only one side, cheap straps
"The price was less than some of the other reels but because this said deluxe reel I was expecting more.
I am assuming I got what I paid for at the time. It has lasted 5 years, so I have probably gotten an acceptable amount of value from the purchase.
The last blanket reel we purchased was very heavy and had round turning wheels on each end. It lasted a very long time. I was expecting something more of that nature from this reel.
Sadly, it is very light weight and usually requires two adults pulling on the blanket from each side evenly, to unroll the blanket without an issue. Since there is only one roll up handle, it again requires an adult with patience to straighten the blanket as it rolls up so that it looks neat and does not flop over and get in the way due to uneven rolling. That is sad since the grandkids work the old reel by themselves and they love to help.
As stated. It is acceptable. It does hold the blanket and with a bit of care, it does it just fine. It lacks the stability to be flexible enough for use by both children and adults. I keep hoping it will break so I have a real excuse to get a new one. I don't like wasting things that are not broken. Sadly, it seemed fine at first so I did not return it when it was new. You really need to use it to see the issues.
I would not purchase this item again."
Review 2 for Deluxe In-Ground Reel
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Good product, wortks well,
Date:July 11, 2009
By Germain
from Bakersfield, CA
from Bakersfield, CA
Pros: Well made out of metal
Cons: Handle on both ends could be helpful
"I am pleased with the reel and would buy it again."
Review 3 for Deluxe In-Ground Reel
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Bends in Middle,
Date:July 5, 2009
By BradH
Cons: Bends in middle
"I would not recommend this product as the support pole bends in the middle when the cover is reeled up onto it."
Review 4 for Deluxe In-Ground Reel
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
not strong enough,
Date:February 27, 2009
By swimlady
from Miami, Fl
from Miami, Fl
Pros: will pull a lightweight cover
Cons: don't break your back with this thing
"Does NOT pull well at all. Canisters fell off, too."
Review 5 for Deluxe In-Ground Reel
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Nice reel,
Date:December 14, 2008
By boise
from Boise, ID
from Boise, ID
Pros: solid construction
Cons: Poor quality straps to connect cover to reel. very Light weight
"The reel works fine but is very light weight and hard to use with one person for removal af cover. keeps falling in the pool. The straps to attach the cover are very cheap. they rotted and fell apart within a couple of months use. I will need to replace all starps in spring."
Review 6 for Deluxe In-Ground Reel
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Happy I bought it.,
Date:November 27, 2008
By richie
from Erie,Illinois.
from Erie,Illinois.
Pros: Lightweight,easy to move,durable.
Cons: A little pricey.
"After spending three summers using two people to pull my solar cover off,I decided to use my tax rebate money to purchase this reel. I.m glad I did. It is easy to operate by myself to take the solar cover off and to put back on. It is better for the solar cover,too. It is light enough to push out of the way by myself,also."