The quick-to-mount solar saddle is a simple solar cover reel alternative for your above ground pool. the five smooth cradle hooks allow for your solar cover to be easily collected and maintained, keeping it neat and out of the way while swimming, yet not taking up space on your deck or lawn.
Your solar cover is easily pulled off of your swimming pool and can then slide into the cradles of the solar saddle. The cover is folded accordion-style to fit properly within the cradles, where is sits until needed again. Simply pull the cover up and out of the cradles and back over your pool when needed. Pull the cover while in or out of your pool.
When mounting the solar saddle to your above ground pool, space the five cradles evenly apart from one another. Allow 2½' -3' of solar cover length on each end from the outermost cradles. All necessary installation hardware is included. Installation of the solar saddle should take approximately 20-30 minutes. Breakaway design allows quick removal if necessary.
The solar saddle unit comes with 5 saddles, 5 mounting brackets, 10 stainless steel pan head bolts and hex nuts, and five mounting pins to attach the saddles to the brackets.
Locate where you want to place the saddles.
Mount the center bracket. Hold the bracket under the top rail, close to the side wall.
Mark where the ¼" holes will be drilled by holding the bracket up as a location guide. Two holes are required per bracket.
Locate where to place the outside saddle brackets.
Measure around the outside of the pool 10' (each way from the center bracket) and place the outside brackets. Note: if you have a large pool you just fold the solar cover back on top of the outside saddles. This allows the solar saddle to be used with the largest sizes of pools.
Now mount the last two saddles between the center and outside saddles.
The holders extend from the side of the pool about 18" and down the edge of the pool about 19"
- Drill with ¼" metal drill bit
- Small adjustable wrench