TAKE THE HASSLE OUT OF USING YOUR SOLAR BLANKET. This one-person reel features special bearing systems at both ends of the reel, providing smooth, effortless removal of your solar blanket. With our reel you will use your solar blanket more often, saving money on gas while you swim in a warmer pool. The reel is anchored by rugged mounting brackets that are permanently installed on your pool's top rail (rail must be at least 6). These mounting brackets allow you to remove your reel in the fall and install your winter cover without obstruction. The hand cranks and bases are constructed of durable non-corroding polymer material that will last and last. Our reel will fit either oval or round pools and it comes complete with solar blanket attachment hardware and installation instructions. Some assembly required.