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FAQ's - Ski Tubes

Why does the product dive under water when towing?

Always be sure to inflate your Aquaglide ski tube properly and use a proper attachment or towing bar that is higher above the water. Never tow with more than the recommended number of passengers. Always keep riders towards the back of the hull when riding and never tow without the cover. DO NOT tow at high speeds (over 18 mph).

Why is the cover poorly aligned over the valve/cupholders?

Poor alignment of the bladder can be caused when the inner bladder shifts inside the cover. This can occasionally happen when the tube is deflated. Before re-inflating, partially deflate the bladder and reposition.

Is salt water OK for my Aquaglide product?

Aquaglide products are designed for use in both salt and fresh water. Extended use in salt water can reduce the life of your product; therefore, whenever possible, rinse your Aquaglide product with fresh water. Additionally, make sure to dry thoroughly and store in a dry, cool location.

Can I use the Aquaglide slide alone?

The slide is specifically designed to be attached firmly to the Lanai or Airport. You cannot use the slide safely without attaching it firmly to either the Lanai or Airport. The Aquaglide slide is designed for use with a large stable base such as the Lanai or Airport.

Why are there wrinkles in the fabric cover?

In order for Aquaglide inflatables to work properly, they will require a lot of pressure. The material should be tight with most of the wrinkles out of the cover, so keep pumping until this is achieved. Most Aquaglide inflatables require approximately 2.3 – 2.5 p.s.i. – more than you might think! The cover should be firm, but still give when walked on.

Why is air leaking from the valve?

The Rapid-inflate valve system is used with most Aquglide products. Air pressure will eventually close the valve flap once adequate pressure fills the bladder. This will prevent rapid outflow of air. When adequate pressure is reached, carefully seal the cap and close the valve completely. It is possible that your Aquaglide product may require a Boston valve. If this is the case, the black seal must be in place and the valve needs to be screwed tightly to the valve insert. Air can leak out of the valve area if there is not a tight fit. You should order a replacement Boston valve if the valve becomes old or defective.

Why is the hull not stable to stand on?

Always make sure that you have inflated your Aquaglide product completely. Your Aquaglide inflatable should be inflated until it's very firm. Typcially, Aquaglide inflatables require approximately 2.3 - 2.5 p.s.i..

How can I locate and patch a slow leak?

Each Aquaglide inflatable comes with a patch kit for both the bladder and the cover. Aquaglide inflatable products are surrounded by high quality 600 denier polyester cover and made of heavy-duty 26 gauge PVC bladder. To remove the inner bladder from the cover, simply use the zipper access located in the cover. In order to find the leak, inflate the product and cover in soapy water. You can easily find a slow leak by locating areas where soap bubbles appear. Use the PVC patch kit to stop the leak once the area in question is clean and dry. Now that you have it all patched, place the inner bladder in the protection of the cover and inflate.

How can I patch a cut?

Each Aquaglide inflatable comes with a patch kit for both the bladder and the cover. Aquaglide inflatable products are surrounded by high quality 600 denier polyester cover and made of heavy-duty 26 gauge PVC bladder. To remove the inner bladder from the cover, simply use the zipper access located in the cover. The polyester patch should be used to repair the cover. You may need to purchase a replacement bladder and/or cover if the cut makes it impossible to use the provided kit for repairs. You can also take the cover to an authorized sail loft for repairs. Once bladder and cover are patched, return the inner bladder to the protection of the cover, and inflate.

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