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BALLAST WEIGHTS
For Pool Swim Platforms
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

 
BASIC WEIGHT OPTION - Only for "Open" paltforms

OPTION 1:

WEIGHT-LIFTING or SCUBA WEIGHTS
- best to use the plastic or rubber coated ones to reduce chance of pool contamination
- place weights on the bottom “floor-level” panels of the pool structure, for lower center of gravity
- for the larger structures, try and distribute the weight more evenly to ensure stability
- consult weight charts and continue to add weights until the platform is completely stable
- do not use on "closed" platforms

Advantage: Easy to prepare, easy to remove

* There is such a wide range of weight suppliers across the country, we do not compile lists of dealers *

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DIY PVC WEIGHT OPTION - Best for "Closed" platforms

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

Advantage - External: Easy to make, easy to attach

  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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