Bladders

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Baffles are the fibres inside the mattress and are there to reduce movement. Basically, the more baffles, the less movement. The baffles inside a bladder are meant to float and when you lie down on a waterbed, the weight of your body comes into contact with the baffles inside. If the baffles do not float, then you are not getting the optimal output and comfort from your bed. You can easily tell if your baffles are still floating. When you open up the inlet valve in the mattress, the very first thing you should see is the baffles.

Generally, in the waterbed industry, these baffles are referred to as comfort levels. Many people will use the phrase 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 layer bed. The problem is, is that there is no industry standard as to how thick or heavy or dense these baffle layers need to be to start with.

Finding out what weight the actual baffle fibres inside a mattress can be very tricky and impossible on some sites. The standard practice for the industry, is to use either 300gsm or 500gsm materials. The gsm refers to grams per square metre. (If a square metre of the baffle material was placed on a set of scales, the weight shown on the scales would be 300grams or 300gsm). 


Theres an old analogy that we like to use when we describe the baffles inside a waterbed bladder. 

Mum is at home preparing for a large dinner party. As she is preparing, she realises that she doesn't have any cheese for the cheese platters.

Mum rings dad, and asks him to pick up 5 packets of cheese on his way home. Dad comes home after a little while with 5 small packets of cheese that are 250g each. She            knows that this won't be enough so she also rings and asks her daughter for another 5 packets of cheese to be picked up before she gets home. 

The daughter knows which cheese Mum normally buys, and that is what the daughter buys. The daughter brings home 5 packets of 1kg cheese. More than enough for the party. 

Although Dad and daughter bought home 5 packets of cheese, there is an obvious difference in how much cheese was actually purchased. While dad purchased 1.25kg of cheese in total, daughter had bought 5kgs of cheese. 

The same can be said in the baffles inside a waterbed mattress. You can get a 5 layer mattress from a competitor, possibly for cheaper, but the baffles inside are going to be thin and will not work in time. Or you can get the best 5 layer mattress money can buy from us, and have better quality baffle materials, better flotation, more baffle volume and much better longevity all covered with a genuine 5 year full warranty.

The choice is yours.

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