When you close your pool for the winter, you should place an air pillow in the center of the pool before you put on your winter cover. When water freezes it expands outward and this expansion can cause damage to your pool wall, cover or liner. The air pillow acts as an ice compensator absorbing the ice expansion.

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Installing & Using Your Air Pillow

In order for your air pillow to absorb the pressure of the ice expanding, it has to remain soft. You should inflate the air pillow to about 60% of its capacity to allow for compression. You should also place two strips of duct tape over the air valve to ensure the pillow doesn’t deflate over the winter. The air pillow will be more effective if it remains in the center of the pool. Keep the pillow in the center to help evenly distribute ice and snow. To make sure it stays in place you must use the grommets on the pillow to attach string to it. Tie the pieces of string to the top ledges of your pool leaving them a bit loose. If you tie them too tight, the grommets on the pillow can tear or the string can break letting the pillow float freely in the pool.

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Swimming Pool Air Pillows

For Above Ground & In-Ground Pools

Our Air Pillow for Winter Pool Covers protects your pool and liner from freezing weather. These air pillows are made of 16 gauge vinyl and the pillow actually takes the pressure exerted by freezing water instead of the frozen water pushing against your pool walls. The Air Pillow can also help to reduce the amount of rain, snow and debris that may collect on top of your winter pool cover. These air pillows can be used for Above Ground or In Ground Swimming Pools. Use an air pillow under your winter cover and it will also make draining the water off the top of your cover much easier to.