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
- However, even when the tubes are full of water, the platforms will still be only semi-submerged (Archimedes Principle)
- The air trapped in the tubes will escape though the screw holes and other spaces. and at the same time, the tubes fill with water
- You need to add the appropriate weight (see chart) to each platform to get platform down to the bottom of the pool

WE DO NOT SELL THE WEIGHTS
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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