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Waterbed Care

  • Waterbed Terms You Need to Know-Defined

    Air Extractor-A special vacuum mechanism that removes noisy air in a waterbed mattress.

    Bladder-The liner inside of a softside waterbed that holds the water. Can be in the form of tubes that sometimes include foam. Also can include polyester and lumbar fiber support.

    Bubble Stop-Prevents bubbles and gasses from forming inside of the waterbed.

    Conditioner- A one step, time released formula that conditions the water and fiber to prevent bacteria and mold from growing. Also comes in tablet form for tube style bladders.

    Deep Fill-A softside waterbed option that uses 8" of water as its source of contouring support and creating a plush feel.

    Fill and Drain Kit-A faucet adapter and pump used to fill and drain the waterbed with ease.

    Free Flow-A waterbed with no wave absorption. Allows for full motion.

    Hardside Covers-A mattress cover for hardside waterbeds to protect the vinyl.

    Hardside Waterbed-The original type of waterbed that consist of a large, vinyl bladder filled with water. It may include wave reduction fiber depending on how much motion is desired.

    Heater-Regulated the temperature of the waterbed.

    Hydraulic-A hardside waterbed with a 42 chamber reduction system that includes fiber layers for additional comfort and a full 95% motion absorption.

    Liner-A protective vinyl layer that fits below a waterbed mattress meant to guard from accidental leaks.

    Mid Fill-A softside waterbed mattress that uses 6" of water as its source of contouring support for a balanced feel.

    Pull Cap and Seal-A seal to ensure the waterbed is securely air-tight and water-tight.

    Semi Waveless-A hardside waterbed with fiber that reduces motion by approximately 60%.

    Shallow Fill-A softside waterbed mattress that uses 4" of water as its source of contouring support creating a firmer feel.

    Sheet Straps-A securing device for sheets that allows them to be used on hardside mattresses.

    Softside Waterbed-The modern waterbed. It looks like a regular mattress, can fit in any mattress frame and does not require special sheets but still has all the benefits of a waterbed.

    Super Shock- A formula that eliminates water related odors.

    Ultra Waveless-A hardside waterbed that includes several fiber layers to reduce motion by approximately 99%.

    Vinyl Conditioner- A mild, non abrasive vinyl cleaner that also prevents the vinyl from becoming brittle and cracking.

    Vinyl Repair-A super-holding, fast-drying adhesive designed to make repairs on vinyl.

  • How Do I Repair My Waterbed?

    The waterbed is a great product. In terms of therapeutic value, they can not be beat. The support surface of the water can make even the roughest of bodies feel relaxed but waterbed is made of vinyl which can spring leaks from time to time.

    Over the years a lot of myths have been said about waterbeds, but the idea that the waterbed will burst or spray if punctured in one of the more enduring. This is completely untrue. There is no internal pressure in the waterbed that would force the water out at such a rate.

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  • How Do I Care for My Waterbed?

    One of the reasons waterbeds fell so far from the fashionable furniture throne was their appearance as pieces of equipment with a ton of maintenance required. While it is true that the waterbeds of old were large and heavy the modern waterbed doesn't look that different from a traditional mattress. These new redesigns have made it much easier to maintain the waterbed without any hassle but with all of the wonderful benefits.

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