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    winter cover float

    I had my pool winterized by a company but the small float under the cover they put in deflated. Simple mistake I had another on hand but it is a big 4 x 15 size float. my pool is a 27 round. I blew it up and put it in but it looks huge under the cover. the cover goes over it seemingly fine but is there an issue if the float is to big?

    25,500K gallons; cartridge; IG; plaster; I'll have to look up the pump size and flow rate

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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Re: winter cover float

    No problem using that pillow in that size pool. In fact I'd suggest that size for a 27' pool. You don't have to inflate it completely for it to work.
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    Re: winter cover float

    What size would you suggest for a 16x32 and which way would you run it?
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    Re: winter cover float

    you know right before I put it in I said maybe I should let some air out. but I didn't

    now its like I have a giant twinkie in my pool
    25,500K gallons; cartridge; IG; plaster; I'll have to look up the pump size and flow rate

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    Re: winter cover float

    The size for a pillow isn't really THAT important: It is just a barrier between your cover (which will reach lower toward the middle) and the water. You do NOT want the cover to be in water as it freezes! It is way more important the pillow's put in the middle of the pool than it's size really.

    When it comes to non-round pools, like Woodyp asks, the ''middle'' might be a bit larger, and thus the pillow needed. For a 16'x32' a pillow 4'x8' should do just fine. Again it is more important that it is properly tied up so it remains in the middle than its size. You do NOT want your cover at/below the water line when it freezes up.

    Those pillow are, sadly, not that leakproof. You'd rather wish your pool to look like a twinkie than not having the support it needs and you'll be able to see if it is leaking air.

    Hope that helped
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