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Thread: closing-- Do I need a pillow?

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    closing-- Do I need a pillow?

    Hey I am getting ready to close.

    I put a solid cover on. Do I really need one of those pillows? They seem to break each year and not do such a great job. Would I be better off to put my money into getting a good cover pump to keep the water from collecting on top?

    ~15,700gal~ 18x33 AG~Hayward DE filter~converted using BBB in Oct. '07~

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: closing-- Do I need a pillow?

    It's, of course, your choice

    I like them because they force the water to the outer edge of the pool for easier pumping off and let you scoop the accumulated leaves & debris off the cover (YES! you are supposed to keep all but ~1" of water off the cover AND clean off the leaves, etc. ) ... Just because the pool is closed doesn't mean that you don't have to do a little maintenance during the winter

    The pillows, which are ~ inexpensive, serve 2 functions : 1) they push the water and debris to the edge to make removal easier 2) they keep a good bit of stress off the top of the pool wall, which is worth the cost - even if you have to replace it every year
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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