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Thread: Pillow questions

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    May 2013

    Pillow questions

    Is it really necessary to have a pillow under the cover?
    I have one now but it seems like every time it rains or snows
    everything gathers unevenly on one side of the cover which
    in turn puts excessive pressure on the opposite side of the
    Should I just get rid of it all together?
    15600 AG
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    Mar 2010

    Re: Pillow questions

    It's not necessary. The first year I closed my pool, my pillow had a slow leak and deflated shortly after. I haven't used one since. I drain water from the cover as usual and leave a little on top to help keep the cover from cupcaking during high winds. Plus it just looks better!
    18' AGP, 2 speed pump, cartridge filter, 4x20 Fafco Solar Bear panel, Intex SWG

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    Jun 2009
    Exeter, PA

    Re: Pillow questions

    Pillows don't really do much. Your pool won't explode or anything without one. I would recommend just putting a rule auto pump in the middle of your cover and forget it until you open the pool.
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