Posts Tagged ‘replacement waterbed mattress’

A Genuine ‘thanks’ to High & Dry Waterbeds.

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

My name is Paul, (the good looking one on the left)  I’m 52 and was born with spina bifida. As a result I spend my days in my wheelchair and like most of us I spend my nights in bed. This is where my story begins back in 1986 when doctors found a cyst on my right ankle. Incidentally this was the year of the Mexico world cup.

Three years later the cyst on my ankle would not heal due to the pressure from my mattress. It was so serious that the doctors were considering amputating my foot.

In 1989 I visited some friends that happened to own a waterbed. I figured they must have been crazy or kinky or both. They loved it so much that they went on and on about how good it was and said I could try it because it would be good for my back and legs. I can honestly say that night changed my life. I slept so well, and although the cyst didn’t normally hurt I could tell that I had found the solution. (Still got my legs as you can see)

Me & Peter in the waterbed shop

Me & Peter in the waterbed shop

Even back then High & Dry Waterbeds had a shop in Portsmouth. I was up against it for money so I bought myself a simple style pine hardside waterbed. It was absolutely brilliant for comfort and nice and warm in the winter. The only problem I had was that I was finding it a struggle to transfer in and out of the wheelchair over the solid pine edge

Ten years later, at the Southsea Show High & Dry were exhibiting their new range.
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Fitting a replacement waterbed mattress

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Read along side our youtube video Link

1. Apologies for the poor quality of this video, but we have created this video to help our customers to fit a replacement waterbed mattress.

2. This is a particularly good example of a waterbed mattress that needs to be replaced. It is about ten years old and has not had conditioner added regularly. As a result the PVC has become very brittle and actually cracked. The brittling effect of the PVC causes the mattress to tighten up and shrink. This puts a tension in the surface of the waterbed mattress reducing the comfort and support. It is rare that a  mattress would get this bad because most people would have replaced it before it got to this condition as it is no longer giving the superb comfort and support that it did when it was new

3. Having established that the customer needs a replacement waterbed mattress we will need to empty the old one. First thing to do is unplug or disconnect the waterbed heater.
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Question and Answer for waterbed mattresses

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Question and Answer for waterbed mattresses

Found you on the web. Can you help?

I have a waterbed with softside support for the mattress.  It has thinner foam at the top of the mattress level and thicker at the bottom.  So the waterbed mattress has a larger rectangular area on the top where we lay, and smaller where the waterbed heater goes. It also has maximum restriction or stability, so no waves, so we do not disturb each other.

The waterbed mattress is 10 years old and I need a replacement . Can you supply / make one for that?  It is about 5’3″ wide on the top surface, maybe 4’11” at heater level.

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