Blanket Reel Systems

Ian Coombes Ltd design and manufacture our own range of durable stainless steel reel frames suitable for use with our MacBall Thermal Pool Blankets.

MacBall winding and storage reels, which can be operated manually or automatically with remote controls, are engineered for strength and durability and consist of stainless steel framework and non-corrosive self aligning bushes. Mobile Reels feature stainless steel footbrake casters with easy-run polyurethane wheels.

The MacBall Heat Saver Blanket is fabricated in easy to manage panels. The blanket can be easily attached to a portable storage reel, which itself can be positioned on the deck or conveniently hidden from view within the deck or a handy bench seat

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  Pool Blanket pool cover systems

We pride ourselves on being able to offer a broad range of reel systems from standard models to design build options that reflect both pool facility design as well as client needs etc.

Below is a sample of our product range:

Pedestal Reel Frame

Pool Blanket pool cover pedestal  

Constructed from powder coated stainless steel our pedestal reel frame is our entry level reel frame suitable for residential or small commercial applications.

Fixed permanantly to the pool surround the pedestal reel frame is a fixed reel frame so can not be moved around the pool.  However this model has been used successfully my many pool builders as a concealed reel frame either located under a deck or in a pit at the end of a swimming pool.

For more information and pricing contact us.

 

125/128 Mobile Reel Frame

Pool Blanket pool cover mobile reel  

The 125 and 128 mobile reel frames are great options for single blankets on small to medium sized pools up to 150 sqm in surface area.  Constructed from powder coated stainless steel with durable nylon castors the 125 and 128 mobile reel frames are ideal if you don't want to have your thermal pool blanket permanantly located on poolside.

Suitable for use with an ICL Autowind

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710 Mobile Reel Frame

Pool Blanket pool cover mobile reel  

Our 710 mobile reel frame is a more heavy duty form of mobile reel frame suitable for medium to large sized blankets mostly in the commercial market.  Constructed from powder coated stainless steel with durable nylon castors.

Suitable for use with an ICL Autowind

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722 Mobile Reel Frame

Pool Blanket pool cover mobile reel frame  

The 722 Mobile Reel Frame is our most popular model of mobile reel for the commercial swimming pool market.  The 722 reel frame is able to hold multiple blankets making it a cost effective storage option.

Constructed from powder coated stainless steel with durable nylon castors.  This model can also come with an optional cantileaver which extends out to lift blankets over obsticals such as starting platforms.

Suitable for use with an ICL Autowind

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Under Bench Reel Frame

Pool Blanket pool cover under bench  

Without a doubt our most popular reel frame is our underbench reel frame.  Constructed from powder coated stainless steel and your choice of either Kiln Dried Timber, Recycled Plastic or Moulded Fibreglass our underbench reel system offers an astheticly pleasing method for storing your thermal pool blanket close to pool side while offering the added bonus of additional seating for spectators.

This style of reel frame can be made up to 25m in length holding up to four 6.25m wide thermal blankets. Suitable for use with an ICL Autowind unit or individual motors can also be fitted to the bench.  Manual wind options are also available and a right angle gearbox can be fitted to prevent you from having to bend down to wind your blanket out of the pool.

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Wall Mounted Reel Frame

Pool Blanket pool cover Wall mounted reel  

For installations where space around the pool deck is limited our wall mountd reel system is an ideal way to still ensure that your blankets are well looked after while storing them out of the way and handy to poolside.

Available in either a manul wind or motorised models.

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Custom Design & Build

Pool Blanket pool cover custom build reel frame  

In addition to our standard reel frames listed above we have also custom designed and built a number of other one off reel frames.  Our experienced team of engineers can come up with a solution that will work for you.  Past jobs have included using hydraulics to raise reel systems out of concealed pits at the end of the pool or reel systems concealed behind the end wall of the pool.

We like a challenge so feel free to talk to us about how you would like to store your thermal pool blanket.

 

Autowind

Pool Blanket pool cover autowind  

The Autowind System is designed and manufactured in house for use on both stationary and mobile reel frames. This system offers a versatile unit that is safe and easily handled by all staff.

The Autowind uses a drive system that couples easily to the reel frame that is used to retrieve the blankets from the pool.

To deploy the blankets onto the pool the Autowind is wheeled to the opposite end of the pool from the reel system and the cover is winched onto the pool via a draw cord. This operation is easily and safely achieved through user friendly controls on the Autowind unit.

The unit houses a 24V Sealed lead acid battery and an in-built 3 stage trickle charger ensuring the unit is always ready for use. It features,

  • Height adjustable to drive all types of reel frames
  • Deploys a 50m cover in less than 3 minutes
  • Built in Battery Charger
  • All Stainless Steel Construction

The MacBall System provides an excellent return on investment. Most systems pay for themselves within the first 18 months of use and continue to make financial savings with environmental benefits long after the initial investment is recouped.