Inflation Guide

Polyform buoys and fenders can be inflated either with the Polyform hand pump or almost any form of compressed air that will cover the valve.
An inflation adapter is available for use with standard compression nozzles or hand pumps.

Polyform products are designed to be inflated to 2.1 lbs/0,15 bar of pressure at 68°F/20°C. When inflating without a pressure gauge, fill the buoy or fender until the walls are fully expanded, but make certain you can depress the walls at least 1/4 inch with light hand pressure. Measure the circumference and compare it with the inflation chart for proper pressure.
Over inflation will reduce the performance of the product and may cause premature failure.
Over inflation voids the warranty.

Inflation Instructions

1 Several types of air sources may be used to inflate your Polyform products:

a  Polyform # 30 hand pump

b  Other hand or foot operated pumps

c  Air Compressor

d  Service station air pump

   
2 Remove white plastic screw from the valve (located near the ropehold).
   
3 Polyform buoy inflation instructionsIf you are using a gas station or portable air compressor, set your gauge at 2 PSI. Do not go beyond this setting. Insert the inflation adapter in the valve opening and apply the nozzle to the adapter and depress to start the air flowing. Polyform buoy inflation instructionsIf you are using a hand or foot operated pump, insert the inflation adapter into the nozzle first. The adapter is threaded for your convenience.

NOTE: If no air can be put into the product, the convenience flap may be stuck. Insert a small blunt rod (Allen wrench, Phillips screwdriver, or stiff wire) into the valve and gently push the convenience flap open.

   
4 Polyform buoy inflation instructionsFill the Polyform fender or buoy until the walls are fully expanded. The best way to check that is to measure the circumference of the particular product and match the chart measurement. You should also be able to easily push with your thumb and depress the wall 1/4 inch.
   
5 Polyform buoy inflation instructionsAfter filling the product to the correct size, remove the pump and replace the screw. Remember that you are screwing a plastic screw into plastic threads. The screw will come to a stop when the screw head is flush with the top of the valve casing. Do not force the screw past this point or damage to the valve will occur.
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