Installation & Maintenance
Kidney Shaped In ground Pools
Installing a Rocky’s Reel System on a kidney pool is quick and easy. Please see our instructional videos for a step by step installation guide.
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Kidney Shaped Pool
Place your reel at the widest point of the kidney pool. This will allow you to roll up the bulk of the cover without having to run long, varying lengths of strapping from the cover to the tube. This also minimizes the need to fold sections of your cover over. Hang your straps straight down from the reel and attach them by folding the cover and putting the grommets through the fold and strap (pictured below). The smaller section of cover will roll up at the same time as the bulk of the cover and float back into place when you put the cover back on your pool. Over time solar covers develop a memory and the cover will float into place by itself, the first few times you might have to help guide it into place. Depending on the shape of your kidney pool you might have to fold one section over before reeling your cover in so it doesn’t catch on the edge of the pool.
I bought a plastic unit and it fell apart in two seasons, so I upgraded to a Rocky’s for a few dollars more and its lasted for eight seasons and still looks great.