Ballast Weight for Pool Platforms
Quadro’s thermoplastic parts are less dense than water causing it to float. Even when the tubes are full of water, the platforms will only be semi-submerged. On this page we explain how to use different types of weights to keep your platform at the bottom of the pool.
Quadro does not supply weights. It is up to the customer to find a solution. Here are a few suggestions that might work for you.
1) Fitness or scuba weights
This is the easiest and most inexpensive solution.
- Use plastic, vinyl or rubber coated weights
- Place weights on the floor-level panels of the pool structure
2) Plastic drums
Similar to the first option, but slightly more professional looking.
- Use a sealable plastic drum with a max height of 13 in (33 cm)
- Fill it with sand, gravel or another heavy material
- Place drums on the floor-level panels of the pool structure
3) PVC tubes
This is the most professional solution. It keeps the weights out of sight, but will take more time to prepare.
- Fill PVC tubes with a high-density material
- Insert tubes into the Quadro tubes at the base of the platform
Contact us for detailed instructions.
Removing Platform from Pool
- Remove the weights
- Move the platform to the side of the pool
- Push the platform out of the water
- Do not pull it out of the water by the handrail or substructure
- Do not drag the platform on the ground
This chart provides estimated weights for each pool platform. The actual weight will vary slightly depending on a few factors:
- type of water
- shape of platform
- percentage of the platform that is under water
- number of aluminum reinforcement tubes used
|600116||Clam + R||Open||20|
|600118/9||Mussel + R||Open||40|
|610116||Clam + R||Closed||25|
|610118/9||Mussel + R||Closed||50|