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    Air pillow

    OK I have read about people using an air pillow to hold up their pool cover for winter but I am wondering if it can be used year round. The reason I ask is that we do not always get to use the pool during the week and the cover eventually starts to sink a little and then when we do take the cover off it is harder because of it is full of water. I was thinking of using just a inner tube or larger swim ring since I have a 12' round and maybe just trying to weight it some how so that the pillow stays in the center of the pool. Thoughts.
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    Re: Air pillow

    I would think an inner tube would work. You could also try a solar cover that has the floatation built into it.
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    Re: Air pillow

    Does a solar cover warm the pool? I would not want this during the summer, it gets pretty warm in Central Fl. for that.
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    Re: Air pillow

    Good point, it will heat the pool more than an opaque cover.
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    Re: Air pillow

    I've been using various floats under the cover to keep the center from sinking. inner tube seemed to work pretty good. An inflatable mattress was a little easier to maneuver from outside the pool.
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    Re: Air pillow

    An inflatable mattress might work great. My problem is finding one for cheap. May have to do some looking around to see if I have one laying around.
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