This item may not look all that powerful, but a pool pillow can save you thousands of dollars. For about ten bucks, the pool pillow is a super-cheap insurance policy for your expensive pool. When you place the air-filled pool pillow under your winter cover you create a void so when ice accumulates and pressure builds on the cover, the ice has a place to expand, in toward the pillow.
Without one, the ice expands outward, putting pressure on your pool walls and potentially damaging your cover, liner or pool walls.
Tips for success:
- Don’t over-inflate your pillow—it should be inflated to about 60% to 80% of capacity to allow for compression.
- Don’t substitute tire tubes or exercise balls—they don’t perform as well.
- Install the pillow in the center of the pool.
- Sleep easier knowing that you have this insurance policy against winter woes.
As always, contact us if you have any questions on properly winterizing your pool.
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