Blower Maintenance: The inside of the blower
should be kept free of debris (leaves, dog hair, etc.). If your blower has a
plastic lubrication tube, lubricate once a year with light household (3 in 1)
Wind Conditions: Air pressure inside the
dome should be increased during heavy winds. Adjust air pressure switch
by closing the door on the back of the switch about ¾ of the way closed. The
further the door is closed, the tighter the dome. Don’t forget to decrease
pressure once the wind has subsided! DO NOT attempt to deflate the dome
while high winds are in progress. The dome will whip like a loose sail and can
be damaged. If high winds are forecast it is OK to deflate the dome before the
winds arrive, but NOT during a windstorm! Again, increase air pressure.
Whenever the dome is deflated, be sure the zipper entry is up on the deck, not
laying on the water. Water will leak through the zipper on to the top of the
dome causing unnecessary bailing or siphoning.
Patching: A patch kit, is provided
with every dome. When the dome patching instructions are followed, an extremely durable patch results.
Zipper: The dome is fitted with a
high quality, heavy duty zipper. Because of its outdoor exposure, the zipper
should be lubricated frequently with a silicone spray to keep it working
smoothly. Small children should be instructed to pull evenly on the zipper. A
jerking or tugging action can cause damage. A damaged zipper is easily
replaced. The replacement zipper panel snaps in behind the original zipper
panel. Zipper replacement instructions are provided with each replacement zipper.
Removal and Storage: Please refer to the
enclosed dome removal instructions. You may disregard the portions dealing with
water tubes, but be sure the air lock flap is cleaned thoroughly prior to
folding the dome.
Cleaning: the dome should be hosed
down monthly or more to prevent dirt buildup. When a more thorough cleaning is
desired, use mild liquid detergent solution and apply with a long brush. Rinse