A. First, unplug your heater. Insert a garden hose with a waterbed hose connector in to the popped up valve.
B. Weigh down the area around the valve with a few heavy
objects, such as telephone books. This step will help prevent
air bubbles inside the mattress from getting in your garden hose
and stopping the siphoning action you will create.
C. Mount your drain pump to your closest faucet and attach your
garden hose. Make sure your fittings are tight. With the “bell
valve” in the “up” position, turn on the water to put more water
in the mattress. This step pushes the air in your hose into your
bed so you can create the continuous water siphon you need.
D. Once water is flowing into the bed for a few seconds, turn the
“bell valve” to the “down” position, leaving the water flowing full
blast. The water from your faucet flowing through your drain
pump will suck the water out of your bed. This will take one or
two hours depending on water pressure. Do not allow air to get
in the hose.
E. If you have a motion reduced mattress you must show
special care while draining and moving your bed to prevent the
interior baffles from shifting. HOLD THE BAFFLES IN PLACE
IN THE MATTRESS AND LIFT UP ONE END. This will allow
the remaining water to flow toward the valve.
F. FOLD YOUR MATTRESS CAREFULLY. DO NOT LET THE
BAFFLES SHIFT OUT OF PLACE. If any shifting does occur,
you should reposition them before refilling your mattress.