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    Air pillow valve?

    I have a brand new pool and am new to this closing thing. The air pillow i have says "water" on the only valve on it. I know it needs air, but it looks sealed with a plug. The plug does not appear to be removable. Do I poke a hole in it so I can fill it with my compressor or am I just being stupid and not seeing something obvious?

    I'm closing the pool before I get the final inspection done and get the CO. Oh well, at least next year it will be ready to go and the kids will have a full season.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Air pillow valve?

    Are you sure that's an "air" pillow and not a bag to fill with water to weight down a cover on a deck?
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    Re: Air pillow valve?

    The plastic bag it came in says air pillow. It's 4'x15' so it's the correct size. Are they usually the same valves as beach balls, inflatable toys etc?
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    Re: Air pillow valve?

    I too have the same question...not sure whether to pinch a hole in the plug or not
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    Re: Air pillow valve?

    I pushed in the center and it popped open like a one way valve.
    Sharkline Matrix 15x30x54, Hayward 1hp 2 speed pump, Hayward EC-50 DE Filter, Rome/Solarium 105k Heat Pump, Aquabot Rover Jr - Deceased - looking to replace it

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