Do I really need a pool pillow?
We strongly recommend using an air pillow under your winter cover. The first reason to install a winter cover air pillow is to protect your pool from expanding ice. When you don’t use an air pillow, the cover sits right on top of the water and the ice will want to expand outwards.
What is a pool air pillow?
An air pillow creates an uneven surface on the top of your pool for your winter cover to lay on. This helps prevent any ice damage from precipitation that lands on top of the winter cover and freezes. Use an air pillow to protect your inground or above ground pool during the winter!
Why does my pool pillow keep deflating?
Ice Equalizer pillow has popped or deflated
This just means that the pillow has done its job! The purpose of the pool pillow is to compensate for the rain, snow or ice in your pool and on your cover.
Can you leave an above ground pool empty in the winter?
The answer is always NO. Above ground pools need the weight of the water in them to provide an optimal level of stability. Without water supporting the wall you run the risk of the pool wall coming out of the track. … The bottom line is never leave your above ground pool sitting empty for any extended period of time.
Should pool cover touch water?
Your pool water level should not be too low, as the water must support the cover in situations where you receive a heavy snowfall. At the same time, ideally you don’t want the water to touch the underside of the cover under general conditions as that contact will create a wet spot where debris will accumulate.
Can Intex pools stay up winter?
In warmer climates, Intex advises to keep your pool up, if you prefer. However, you must winterize the pool when keeping it full throughout the winter. If your area maintains tropical climates all year long, you may not need to winterize your pool at all, especially if you use your pool on a regular basis.
How do I keep my pool cover from sagging?
There are a few ways to prevent sagging with an automatic pool cover. The first is to winterize your pool correctly. Make sure the water level is no lower than 18 inches below the pool deck, or halfway up your skimmer opening, as the surface of the pool will help hold up the cover.
How do you use an air pillow?
Begin pumping air into the cells to the point when the pillow is full. D. Quickly remove the tube from the valve and turn the vale clockwise to close it and trap the air inside. E) Now, lie back and place your head on top of the pillow and open the air valve to release the air slowly.
How much water do you drain from an above ground pool for winter?
If you have an above-ground pool with a vinyl pool liner, drain the pool to about 1 inch below the bottom of the skimmer mouth. It’s acceptable to drain the pool a few more inches below that if you live in an area that gets heavy precipitation during the winter months.
What is an ice compensator float?
Floating a pool pillow, also called an ice equalizer or ice compensator, in your above-ground pool keeps pressure from expanding winter ice from crushing your pool walls, and its positioning lessens the stress on your winter cover.
What can I use instead of a pool pillow?
Use an Air Pillow with Your Pool Cover
No problem. Keep your cover free of debris with an air pillow. This turns your flat cover into a dome, ensuring leaves, snow, ice, and debris slide right off. Just make sure to secure the cover first.