Part # PL0203
FULL 18-GA. WILL NOT SPLIT LIKE LIGHTER WEIGHT BAGS!
Our rugged water tubes will not split like thinner 14- or 16-gauge bags. Up to 33% heavier than other bags. Quality Halkey Roberts(r) no-leak valves are easily filled with a garden hose.
To help determine how many water tubes are needed for your pool size, refer to our chart.
|Pool Size||Cover Size||Tubes Required|
|12' X 24' Rectangle||17' X 29'||6 - 10' & 3 - 8'|
|16' X 24' Rectangle||21' X 29'||8 - 10' & 1 - 8'|
|16' X 32' Rectangle||21' X 37'||10 - 10' & 1 - 8'|
|16' X 36' Rectangle||21' X 41'||12 - 10'|
|16' X 40' Rectangle||21' X 45'||12 - 10' & 1 - 8'|
|18' X 36' Rectangle||23' X 41'||12 - 10'|
|18' X 40' Rectangle||23' X 45'||12 - 10' & 1 - 8'|
|20' X 40' Rectangle||25' X 45'||12 - 10' & 2 - 8'|
|20' X 44' Rectangle||25' X 49'||12 - 10' & 2 - 8'|
|24' X 44' Rectangle||29' X 49'||12 - 10' & 4 - 8'|
|25' X 50' Rectangle||30' X 55'||16 - 10' & 1 - 8'|
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(5 out of 5 stars) Durable and Versatile Water Tubes/Ballasts
Reviewed By: John from Upstate NY ()
Pros: Versatile and Durable
I have been using these water tubes to protect and ballast my pool cover for the past 4-5 years. They have proven to be extremely versatile and durable. Just make sure that you don't fill them all the way so they have room to expand in freezing temperatures. You will experience some percentage of failure over several seasons due to the severe duty that these water tubes see over the wintertime, but the failure rate is much lower than other water tubes I have tried. You also save money by buying these in quantity on line vs. paying top dollar at your local pool store.
(1 out of 5 stars) 8ft double water tubes
Reviewed By: Babs1026 from Baltimore, Md ()
Pros: Items arrived quickly! double tube bags won't roll and will hold cover in place
Cons: closing caps of these bags not fitted properly
Items arrived quickly and we appreciate that! We have used these types of double water tubes for 15 years. Over those years we have had some that were difficult to close, however these were by far the most difficult to close and took both myself & husband and a pair of pliers to close the caps and I seriously doubt that we will be able to get them open without destroying the entire bag when it's time to open our pool next season. The round close cap is slightly larger than the part it is supposed to fit into. Just imagine trying to fit a round peg into a square opening and you'll get the picture. We purchased 5 bags and had this issue with 2 of the 5, we haven't tried the other 3 bags at this point because we didn't need to use them yet.
(2 out of 5 stars) Handle with care water tube
Reviewed By: Len D from NEW CASTLE, DE ()
I ordered 15 of these 8' water tubes (my first order) 3 lost water (on both sides) as soon as I put the hose in them.The seams were not sealed. 2 more lost water on just one side. So I had to buy 5 more to replace them. It has been 2 weeks since I got the other 5 and so fare they are holding water. Also the plugs are hard to close and seal.
(2 out of 5 stars) Twin wall tubes do not roll on my deck back into pool when over filled
Reviewed By: Stuart S. from Point Roberts, WA ()
Pros: Large fill cap twin tube is best.
Cons: Thin 18 Guage, Racoons like them.
The person who wrote the review is wrong 18G is thinner than 16G use this table http://www.rbeelectronics.com/wtable.htm Large fill cap makes it easer to fill. Cap very hard to close, had to stand on cap to push closed. Will require plyers to open. Very thin material 18 Gage will only last a few years or less. I have several tubes over 20 years still no leaks 12 or 14 guage material. I was hoping for better quality. The last set I bought from a local pool supply store. Same product failed one side during filling & only were usable to two years, all had leaked out by 2nd spring.
(4 out of 5 stars) Double pool water tubes work well
Reviewed By: Joan F. from Buffalo, NY ()
Pros: Easy to drag into place and heavy enough to hold down pool cover in fierce Buffalo winds
Cons: They last about 4 years at best
Never had the pool cover slip into the pool using these double tubes.