Crashmat Care - Tips and Tricks
With these few simple tips your crashmat will last you many comfy years.
Crashmat is usually made from 100% heavy cotton canvas which is very tough and durable, but please keep them away from sharp objects.
Crashmats love being around the pool, but not in it. Please don’t use them in the pool, nor are they a flotation device.
Crashmats always come with a liner for the beans. So that way if you do need to wash the cover, it is nice and easy!
Being 100% cotton, they (the covers) can be washed on a cold, gentle machine cycle or spot cleaned with a damp cloth. Each machine wash will however slowly deteriorate the crashmats water repellency. (They can always be re-sprayed with a waterproof spray if that happens down the track).
Why is my zip broken?
It’s not broken!!! Under Australian standards, any product containing polystyrene beans must have a child lock (or safety) zip. To open the zip, simply use a paperclip. Just slide the paperclip into the tab (where a zip pull should be) and then use like a normal zip and zip pull. Be sure to remove it again when you have finished.
One little extra tip for this… There is a small piece of metal inside the zip when you look at it closely. You need to make sure the paperclip goes underneath this little piece of metal, as otherwise the zip won’t budge (as this is the locking mechanism of the zip)!
How many beans?
For each crashmat we recommend 350 litres of beans as this means you can sit in it easily and comfortably in many different ways. But at the end of the day it is down to personal choice, so if you need less or more, that is totally up to you!
Please refer to each individual product for filling details.
We also suggest filling a crashmat is a two person job. One to pour the beans and the other to hold open the liner. And filling them in the bath helps keep the mess contained if you spill any!