- How do waterbed heaters work are they safe?
heater system uses a low wattage pad that is on the decking underneath
the mattress liner. A variable thermostat, controlling the on/off mode
of the pad, constantly maintains the water temperature at your
Yes. They are safe. They are double insulated,
earthed and designed specifically to warm your waterbed. All our
heaters are CE approved.
- Are waterbeds easy to move?
In fact, once drained, the components of a waterbed are far easier to
move than most conventional beds and even king size waterbeds can be
carried into most rooms that have limited access, narrow staircases
etc. Moving only requires extra time (to allow for draining or
filling). Should you not wish to move it yourself we can offer a moving
service or we have available waterbed electric pump kit that are ready
to use.Click here to Filling and draining tools.
- Do waterbeds burst?
A waterbed is a pressure-less system. If you sit on the mattress and
open the filler cap no water will come out. A waterbed is not like an
air mattress, which is under constant pressure. Even in the unlikely
event that the mattress is punctured, the water would only slowly be
absorbed into the surrounding bedding and safety liner.
- How easy is it to puncture a waterbed?
really sharp object can be used to puncture a water mattress but it is
not as easy as you might imagine. Unless you wilfully set out to damage
your waterbed you are not likely to puncture it.
- How often do you have to change the water?
when you move the bed. The water is stabilized in the mattress by a
conditioning fluid to prevent a growth of algae or bacteria. With
regular care the same mattress of water will go on supporting you for
- What are the different styles of waterbeds?
are basically two styles-rigid frame beds and the more modern
soft-sided divan beds. The rigid frame beds were the original
waterbeds. The frame acts as the main support for the vinyl mattress
and becomes part of the bedroom furniture. The frame is often made of
natural wood or painted M.D.F (medium density fiberboard) or
upholstered boards. The frame usually rests on a deck and plinth, which
supports the whole bed.
- What is conditioner?
is an algaecide/biocide. The conditioner stabilizes the quality of the
water so there is no risk of bacteria or algae growth inside the
mattress. Most manufactures recommend you add a 4oz bottle every six
months. It also helps maintain the level of plasticiser in the vinyl,
which enhances the suppleness of your vinyl mattress. Click here to view waterbed conditioner
- Will it fall through the floor?
a waterbed rests on a purpose built plinth, the floor loading is well
below the basic requirements for building regulations, it is often 10%
of the contact pressure of a conventional bed on legs or casters.