Making your waterbed the most enjoyable experience it can be is
important to your lifestyle, and a consideration that shouldn't be taken
Here you will find a few ideas to better augment your waterbed
From heating a waterbed to filling and draining one, there are some waterbed
supplies that you should have on hand in case you need them.
It's always a good idea to have conditioner and a repair kit at the ready.
Both are important for the maintenance and longevity of your waterbed.
One of the more pleasurable and simple ways to heighten your sleep
experience is to employ a luxurious Pillowtop mattress cover, or perhaps a
comfortable mattress pad. Utilizing a mattress pad or cover will enhance
your sleeping enjoyment even more, as the extra cushion will supplement the
softness and coziness of your waterbed, and deepen your slumber.
Make your sleep time a happy time by utilizing the supplies listed below,
and the videos on how to use them.
Waterbed Draining & Filling
If you are buying a new waterbed, filling it with
water is one of the first things you will be doing.
If you already have a waterbed, at some point you may want to move it,
either to a different room of your home, or to another residence, which will
include draining your waterbed.
Either way, you can make the process much easier with a waterbed drain and fill
kit. This kit includes a 25' hose, electric drain pump, conditioners and
adapters. It has everything you will need, and having the right length of
hose will make the whole process much easier too.
You can use gravity to drain your waterbed, but you may want to speed
things up with an electric drain
pump, which pumps the water out at a faster rate of speed than waiting
for gravity to do its thing.
Helpful videos on how to drain and fill a waterbed:
How to Fill a Waterbed
Drain a Waterbed
Along with adding conditioner
when you first fill a waterbed, your waterbed should be treated with
conditioner every six months or so.
Adding conditioner to your water will stop bacteria and mold from
Conditioner will also keep gas bubbles down, which can make your mattress
expand and become hard over time.
You can also use the conditioner on the outside of the vinyl bladder, which
will help to form a protective barrier, and keep your mattress soft.
If your waterbed has tubes, then you will need a specialized conditioner for
Helpful videos on how to add conditioner to a waterbed:
Add Waterbed Conditioner
Waterbed Safety Liner
If you have a hardside waterbed, then using a waterbed safety liner
is a must.
If your waterbed ever springs a leak or is punctured, a safety liner will
catch all the water, before it has a chance to swamp your carpet, or the
The safety liner generally goes above the waterbed heater, but below the
Helpful video on waterbed safety liners:
Install a Waterbed Safety Liner
A waterbed repair kit is an
essential part of your waterbed supplies.
You can use this kit to repair a small tear or pinprick. It's a permanent
fix, and typically you won't have to repair the same spot again.
Most times you won't have to drain the waterbed to patch it. Simply cut the
patch to size, apply the glue, swirl the glue around a bit, using the patch
to do so.
Thatís it! Pretty simple, and very effective.
Helpful video on patching a waterbed:
Find and Patch a Waterbed Leak
Of course, heating your waterbed is crucial, and climbing into a warm
bed is awesome on a cold winter evening.
There are both solid state and digital waterbed heaters available.
Helpful videos on installing a waterbed heater:
Install a Waterbed Heater
Install a Digital Waterbed Heater
Waterbed Mattress Covers
If you have a softside waterbed, you can use
regular sized bed covers, just like on a traditional bed.
However, if you have a hardside waterbed, then you will
need a specialized cover for the vinyl bladder.
There are several choices available including zip
covers, or perhaps a deluxe
quilted Pillowtop zip cover for your hardside waterbed mattress.
The choice is yours, all our covers are high quality, and will suit your
If you are thinking of purchasing a waterbed, or have any questions
about waterbed supplies and accessories, give us a call at 1-800-630-5889. We'll be happy
to advise you on the best options for you and your family.