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Waterbed care & maintenance

Waterbed mattresses require very little maintenance. There are a few basic steps you can follow to help lengthen the lifespan of your waterbed mattress: the periodic addition of waterbed conditioner and proper water level maintenance.


Adding conditioner to your waterbed will help prevent the water from becoming motionless. If you fail to do this, the water will become stagnant and develop a pungent smell. Failure to add conditioner will also result in an accelerated deterioration of your waterbed mattress. Once every year and a half all you need to do is add 8oz of specialized waterbed conditioner to the water inside your mattress.


Maintaining a certain water level is an extremely crucial part of waterbed care. Overfilling/under filling your mattress can result in damage. Too much water can cause the vinyl to stretch while too little water could be damaging to the heater.


Unlike other mattresses, waterbed mattresses are much easier to clean. Simply wipe down the surface once a month with a vinyl cleaner and a damp cloth. This will clean off all dirt and dust mites that have accumulated over the past month.


Here are some great quality care products - http://www.airbediq.com/blmasabrwaca.html

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How much do mattress pads cost for a waterbed and where can I buy one for my Queen-sized bed?


The cost of a mattress pad ranges from $29.99-599.99. You can purchase a mattress pad from a local retailer near you or online. I will send you a few links to online stores selling mattress pads; however I strongly urge you to shop around.

http://www.waterbedsonline.com/waterbed_mattresspads/index.html

http://www.waterbedoutlet.com/Waterbed-Mattress-Pads-s/40.htm

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/1/63399-water-bed-mattress-pad-queen.html

Jul 24, 2012 | Furniture

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Why do I need a mattress pad for my waterbed?


It is essential you get a mattress pad for your waterbed to avoid cracks in the vinyl. Without a mattress pad, natural body oils may break down the vinyl of your mattress causing it to crack.

Jul 24, 2012 | Furniture

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Are waterbed mattresses the same size as conventional mattresses? I'm looking to get a waterbed, but I'm slightly concerned about space.


The sizes vary slightly. Waterbeds are sized as follows: Single is 48" X 84"; Queen size is 60" X 84" and King size is 72" X 84".

Jul 24, 2012 | Furniture

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