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Which quality of soft sided waterbed should I buy?

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A softsided waterbed buyers guide – price or quality?

High & Dry Waterbeds are manufacturers of the highest quality waterbeds since 1989 we have had to offer a choice of price and quality to our various trade customers throughout the world. Since the evolution of the internet low price has become the demand of most online retailers. Both qualities are now available direct to the public at our low factory prices.

The Olympia softsided waterbed

Olympia Foam Side View

Olympia Foam Side View


The Olympia is a well-made softsided waterbed with the same features as most soft sided waterbeds available. We have made some improvements such as the anchoring strip with a double line of fixing screws and much higher quality materials used throughout than other manufacturers use. The fundamental problem is that a piece of foam 9” (23cm) does not have the internal strength and will begin to bow out with the pressure of the water and crumple from the pressure of sitting on the edge. This is a common issue with all waterbeds of this basic design. As the foam begins to lose its shape the mattress will stretch to fill the bigger size. This will create a tension on the surface which will reduce the comfort and support.




The Olympia Deluxe

 The Olympia Deluxe is a significantly superior quality for only an additional £100 Read the rest of this entry »

Would I benefit from dual waterbed mattresses or is one individual (mono) water mattress perfect for me?

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Would I benefit from dual waterbed mattresses or is one individual (mono) water mattress perfect for me?

First let’s talk about the principal of a waterbed and the reason that it gives unparalleled comfort.

Dual waterbed mattresses

waterbed mattress

From the simple diagram it is obvious that the displacement of water away from pressure points will result in upward pressure from the mattress being evenly distributed over a much greater area. Consequently this will give far greater comfort than any other sleeping surface.


The beauty of a waterbed is that it can easily be adjusted to give the maximum benefit.

For an individual it is very easy to adjust the support. Read the rest of this entry »

Waterbeds in the Philippines

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High & Dry Manufacturing Ltd have been supplying waterbeds and waterbed mattresses to retailers throughout the UK since 1989. Over the years we have exported to many countries around the world.

Although the Philippines is still considered a third world country there is a large and growing sector of the population earning considerably above the national average income. Generally the work is in areas generated by foreign businesses. A result of the technology boom is that awareness and availability of luxury goods has become increasingly easier.  Filipino’s love their television with a constant stream of movies and shows from America creating a desire for material luxuries and junk food (I’ll save that gripe for another blog).

waterbeds Philippines

waterbeds Philippines

Manila has a population of approximately eight million people. In the provinces most still sleep on a mat on the floor. This might sound like an exaggeration but I can assure you it’s true. Read the rest of this entry »

How Long Should a Waterbed Mattress Last?

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How long should a waterbed mattress last?

•Three things affect the life expectancy of the mattress.

•The design and manufacture of the water bed mattress.

•How well you look after your water-bed.

If a retailer tells you waterbed mattresses will last ten years or more don’t trust him. The truth is no one knows. My best estimate is based on twenty seven years experience. Having starting to sell and install water beds in California in 1985, the sales guys would tell customers that a water-bed mattress would last between ten and fifteen years, this was a realistic expectation.
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