Inflating your REEF mat:
- Find a flat surface free of sharp objects and lay REEF with the valve facing up.
- Remove the valve cap and click the valve stem down to ensure that it’s closed and prevent air from escaping when the pump is disconnected.
- Attach the hose to the INF port on the pump. Insert free hose end into the valve and turn clockwise to lock.
- Inflate REEF to desired pressure. 2-3 PSI for a soft, cushy feel and fewer users. 5-8 PSI for a firmer feel and more users. DO NOT EXCEED 10 PSI!
- Find a buddy to help carry REEF to the water. Dragging can result in damage and punctures.
Deflating your REEF mat:
- Find a flat surface free of sharp objects, lay REEF with the valve facing up, and fully dry it with a soft cloth to prevent mold and mildew.
- Remove the valve cap, push the valve stem to begin deflating, then use the hand pump to fully deflate by attaching the hose to the DEF port.
- DO NOT ROLL REEF! Instead, work from end to end, loosely fold REEF in 12” sections to prevent damage and ensure that it fits back into the storage bag.
- Continue for the full length, then secure REEF with the included strap.
- Stow in the REEF storage bag for maximum protection.
Storing your REEF mat:
- Completely off REEF before long-term storage. Not doing so can result in discoloration caused by mold or color transfer.
- Store in a cool, dry location using the included backpack to protect from sharp objects, critters, and UV damage.
- Do not store REEF directly on concrete.
TIPS & MAINTENANCE
- For faster inflation and deflation, start with a 12v low-pressure towable tube pump, then finish the job with the included manual pump.
- Periodically clean with mild soap and water. “Softscrub” can be used to remove difficult stains. Test before use.
- Never use solvents or abrasive cleaners.
- Never use high-pressure water. Permanent damage will occur.
If repairs are needed:
Unlike foam mats, REEF repair can restore your mat to its original strength and durability – because you can use the same materials and glue for the repair.
- Find the leak by inflating REEF and rubbing soapy water over the surface. Look for blowing bubbles.
- Cut a patch large enough to extend 1” beyond the hole. Round all corners of the patch material.
- Fully deflate REEF and clean the area surrounding the hole with rubbing alcohol. Allow the area to dry completely.
- Lay REEF on a flat, hard surface free from sharp objects.
- Apply any HH-66 vinyl cement to both the patch and area surrounding the hole. Allow the adhesive to dry until tacky (approximately 30 seconds). Be sure to use a generous amount to ensure edges stick down.
- Working from the center of the patch, press firmly to adhere the patch. Eliminate all air bubbles from under the patch.
- Allow the patch and adhesive to dry for 24 hours before inflating again.