Installing an Air Pillow for Winter

The bad news is that it will take a couple of months for your pool to get back to normal. The good news is that this accessory will keep it running smoothly. If you have a pool, then you know how to close it for the season. But, if you have a warm climate, then you might not have the same idea.


What Is An Air Pillow?

A pool air pillow is an inflatable device that's used to close a pool. It prevents the pool cover from sinking into the pool's center. It is a great way to protect against the harsh winter weather and keep your pool from getting damaged. The pool's empty space allows the ice to expand inward, allowing the water to remain cool while absorbing the additional air.


Should I Need A Pool Air Pillow?

Pool air pillows are great for keeping the temperature of your pool warm during cold seasons. They protect the liner and walls of your pool.

  • 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 also use a shop vac, a hairdryer, or a bicycle pump to inflate it. Make sure to only use up to 80% of its total capacity.

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



The pool's air pillow should be positioned in the middle of the pool so that its debris and snow falls evenly. Instead of string or twine, try using velcro to secure your pool cover. This method works by creating two separate sides of the cover that are attached to one another. You may also need more pillows for larger pools. They may need 2 or more for maximum protection.

Protect your pool from the harsh weather conditions with pool air pillows. They are simple and cost effective to use.


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