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Thread: Pool Pillow?

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    Pool Pillow?

    So i understand the purpose of the pool pillow. To keep the cover off the water and help make a peak in the cover to shed snow and ice.

    I heard of pool walls buckling if a pillow isnt used...When the pool freezes, the ice pushes out on the walls. And a pillow prevents this by allowing the ice to use the pillow as a sort of sponge.

    Is this the case? I hadnt planned on using a pillow this year, but if i need to, i will.

    This is my first year closing my own pool. I've found in the past...years ago, my parents used a tractor tire inner tube on their pool. I've even seen people use old tires in their pool before.
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    Re: Pool Pillow?

    Curious to know what you decided to do. Maybe my question will get you an answer
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    Re: Pool Pillow?

    I went and got two 4x4 pillows. Going to tie them together and place in the middle of the pool. I actually found 2 used inner tubes but both had small holes in them and the patch on them didnt hold. So i had to break down and buy the cheap made, expensive pool pillows from the pool store. $11 for a 4x4. Hopefully they will hold up over the winter. I'll plan better next year. I'll round up a couple tractor tire tubes throughout the year.
    24'x54" 15k AG round - Outback Genesis
    1 1/2hp Hayward Matrix 2 speed. Hayward 180T Sand Filter
    TF-100 Test Kit
    Pool School & TF-100
    How to SLAM

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