FAQ - HydraBallast

Q – What material is the HydraBallast made of?

A – HydraBallasts are made of industrial strength.5mm PVC Tarpaulin.

Q – How do I use the HydraBallast?
A – Simply fill with water and place on the area where you need extra weight.

Q – What are HydraBallasts used for?
A- When weight and stability are needed, HydraBallast water bags easily deliver. Perfect to help secure tents (at wedding, campsites) pool covers, and tarps. HydraBallast also function as a non-potable water storage container.

Q – How much does a HydraBallast weigh?
A – Unfilled HydraBallasts weigh 1.5lbs. Filled HydraBallasts weigh 40lbs.

Q – How many times can a HydraBallasts be used?
A – HydraBallasts are designed to be very durable and can be used over and over again.

Q – Can multiple HydraBallasts be used together?
A – Yes, HydraBallasts are individual weights that can be placed next to each other as required.

Q – What happens if the water in my HydraBallast freezes?
A – When HydraBallasts are used in extreme cold conditions, it is recommended that they be filled to no more than 2/3 capacity. This will allow for expansion if the water freezes. The cold temperatures will not have any adverse affect on the HydraBallasts material or construction, they can be continued to be used over and over.

Tip: The water in the HydraBallasts can be treated with antifreeze to avoid freezing.

Q – How do I store HydraBallasts when I’m done using them? 
A – Simply remove the filler cap and drain the water from the HydraBallast and store in any convenient location. The HydraBallast will be there waiting for the next time it is needed.

Q – Are there any special care instructions for HydraBallasts? 
A – Yes, though HydraBallasts are made out of industrial strength vinyl, they are not immune to punctures. Take care not to drag or place the HydraBallast over sharp or abrasive objects.

Q – Can I store drinking water in a HydraBallast?
A – No, water that is used in a HydraBallast is not meant to be potable. However, the HydraBallast is an excellent vehicle for storing or transporting non-potable water.

Q – How much water can a HydraBallast hold? 
A – A HydraBallast can hold 5 gallons of water.

Q – What other applications are HydraBallasts used for? 
A – In addition to assisting in areas where extra weight and stability are required, HydraBallasts are commonly used as anchors to secure possessions in windy conditions. They are also an excellent solution for anchoring tarps on trucks and to prevent other covers from blowing away in windy conditions. HydraBallasts are also used for storing and transporting non-potable water as well as erosion control.

Q – Can HydraBallasts be hanged by the handle when full of water?
A – Yes, HydraBallasts have re-enforced material around the handle allowing them to be suspended for long periods of time (months and even years) when full of water with a weight of 40lbs.

Q – I’ve had water bags before that were made of thin material and punctured easily, what makes HydraBallast different? 
A – HydraBallasts are constructed of re-enforced .5mm PVC Tarpaulin material and designed for rugged use and environments. The HydraBallast is not affected by extreme sunlight exposure or freezing temperatures, this product has a life expectancy of many years even in the roughest conditions.