How to Install an Air Pillow for Winter

The bad news is that you can’t swim in your pool for a couple of months. The good news is that we have the perfect accessory for keeping your pool in tip-top condition.

If you live in a cold climate, then you probably know how to close your pool for the season. However, if you live in a warm climate, then you probably don't have the same idea.


What Is An Air Pillow?

A pool air pillow is a type of inflatable bolster that's used to close an above-ground pool. It secures the pool cover in the center of the pool and prevents it from sinking in the middle of the pool.

A pool pillow is an excellent way to protect your pool from the harsh winter weather. It can prevent ice damage to the outer edges of your pool and protect your pool from getting too heavy.

The empty space between the pool and the air pillow allows the ice to expand inward. This design feature allows the pool to remain cool while absorbing the ice's expansion.


Should I Need A Pool Air Pillow

Pool air pillows are an essential component of keeping a pool warm in cold weather. They protect the walls and liner of your pool from the expanding ice.

  • Do you own an above-ground pool?
  • Do you live in a place that gets below freezing in the winter?

If you answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions, you definitely need an air pillow.


How to Use


You can inflate it using a shop vac, a bicycle pump, or a hairdryer. Make sure to only inflate it to 60% to 80% of its total capacity. You can also inflate it to its maximum capacity. However, make sure that it's only used up to 80% of its total capacity.

Before inflating the air pillow, make sure the valve is secure.



The air pillow should be placed in the center of the pool to evenly distribute the debris and snow that falls on it. Positioning it will also prevent it from getting damaged by the pool's water.

Instead of using ropes or twine to secure your pool pillow, try using pieces of velcro to get two sides of your pool cover attached to one another. This method works without the use of string or ropes, and it's very easy to follow.

You may also need more pillows for larger pools. They may need 2 or more for maximum protection.



These are the types of pool air pillows that are commonly used by pool owners. However, they are not designed to work in a pinch and are not ideal for minimizing air loss.


Final Thoughts

Pool air pillows are simple and economical to use to close your pool when it gets cold. This product will keep your pool clean and protected from the damage caused by Jack Frost. It saves you time and money and allows you to get out and close your pool.



This post was originally published on Polonomics


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