Pool aquatic swim training platform, island, tot dock for tots, t
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QUADRO AQUA
 

BALLAST WEIGHTS

 
SUBMERGING PLATFORM IN POOL

- The platforms will "not" automatically sink to the bottom because they are made from lightweight thermoplastic
- Even when the tubes are full of water, the platforms will still be only semi-submerged because the plastic is less dense than water
- You need to add the appropriate weight (see chart) to each platform to make it sink to the bottom of the pool

 
WE DO NOT SELL THE WEIGHTS

- we provide "up-front" information about the conditions regarding the need for and supply of ballast weights
- we only provide "estimates" for the amount of ballast weights, because the final weight depends on many variables
- Many customers already have some types of weights, and do not want to pay extra
- We do not have the purchasing power of Walmart, Target, Dicks etc - and will charge you much more for the "same" weights
- special packing and shipping for the weights will also add considerably to the costs - customers will complain about that
- if we pick weights of a certain size and shape, customer will ask for weights of a different size and shape

 
BASIC WEIGHT OPTION

OPTION 1:

WEIGHT-LIFTING or SCUBA WEIGHTS
- best to use the plastic, vinyl or rubber coated ones to reduce chance of pool contamination
- place weights on the bottom “floor-level” panels of the pool structure
- distribute the weight more evenly to ensure stability
- consult weight charts and continue to add weights until the platform is completely stable

Advantage: Inexpensive, easy to insert, easy to remove

* There is such a wide range of weight suppliers across the country, we do not compile lists of dealers, but you can purchase at stores like WalMart, Target, Dicks; etc

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DIY PVC WEIGHT OPTION

OPTION 2:

PVC WEIGHTS (DIY) Click to print instructions
- make your own weights that will work with the platform tubes
- weight options 1) go inside platform tubes or 2) snap on top of tubes
- helps distribute the weight more evenly to ensure stability - place in or on bottom sections
- consult weight charts and continue to add weights until the platform is completely stable
- can also be used on "open" platforms

Advantage - Internal: Easy to make, easy to install, weights stay inside the platform

  REMOVING PLATFORM FROM POOL
 

- Remove the weights - if they are external weights.
- Move the platform to the side of the pool.
- PUSH the platform out of the water - do not PULL it out


If it is a SMALL unit, you can pull it out all at once and then leave on the side to drain.


If it is a LARGER unit
- tilt up against the edge of the pool - let some water drain out
- gradually raise it to the side of the pool
- gently "push" out


  ** Do not PULL platform out of the pool **
** Do not lift out pool using the HANDRAIL **
** Do not DRAG platform on the ground **

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