Q: Where do I get water from if I am at an outdoor concert or tailgating/camping?
A: We get asked this question a lot. Most camp sites and RV parks come equipped with potable water hookups that can be connected to a standard garden hose. Many of the major outdoor concerts (Stagecoach, Watershed, Country Thunder, Tailgate Fest) hire large water trucks to roam the venue. For a small fee, these trucks service RV's, and fill truck beds with water for truck pools. Most college tailgate parties take place in the housing areas in the immediate vicinity of the stadium, where there is plenty of access to hoses. We find that our customers don't have a problem getting access to water.
Q: Do you make Pick-up Pools for mid-size trucks, like Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Nissan Frontier, Dodge Dakota, and Honda Ridgeline?
A: We do not make a pool specifically for mid-size trucks. However, our short and standard bed pools will work on mid-size models with a loose/baggy fit. For mid-size trucks with ~ 5ft beds you'll need a Short Box pool. For mid-size trucks with ~6ft beds you'll need a Standard Box pool. Honda Ridgelines are not compatible with Pick-up Pools.
Q: Can my truck handle a bed full of water?
A: It depends on the condition and the make/model/year of your truck. Water is extremely heavy. 1 cubic foot of water weighs approx 62.4 lbs. Therefore, we highly recommend that you consult your manufacturer's maximum payload specifications for your truck prior to filling the back with water. Also, you wouldn't fill your bathtub to the brim, so why would you fill your truck bed to the brim? As a rule, we do not recommend filling the bed past the approximate halfway point. This will keep the payload within tolerance of most 1500 series trucks and its plenty of water for a good time. You also need to consider the weight of the occupants in the bed of the truck. Several 2500 series trucks and most 3500 series trucks can handle the weight of a bed full of water, but always consult your manufacturer first. We find that many of our customers will augment their the payload capacity of their trucks by placing jack-stands under the frame or tow hitch. This allows weight to be transferred to the jack-stands and alleviates stress on axels and suspension.
Q: Why does my Pick-up Pool fit loose/tight around the edges?
A: Not all truck bed dimensions are exactly the same. We design our pools using an average length, width, and height for truck beds on the market. This means that Pick-up Pools will either fit perfect, loose, or a little snug depending on you make/model/year truck. For snug fits, the material should gradually stretch in direct sunlight. For loose fits, use a wet clothe to clean and dampen the truck on the underside of the exterior "hugging" flap. Leave the area wet, as the moisture will cause the frame of the truck and the vinyl material to cling together.
Q: Why is my pool leaking near the drain?
A: The drain plug cover is not fully attached or the pool may be on inside out and water pressure is pushing the drain cap open from the inside. Ensure that the drain cap is accessible from inside the truck bed. Otherwise the pool is inside out.
Q: Can I use a Pick-up Pool if have a toolbox attached to the bed of my truck?
A: Yes. The excess material will drape over the the top of the tool box.
Q: Can I use a Pick-up Pool if I have after market rails attached to the sidewalls of my truck bed?
A: Yes. The vinyl material should stretch over the rails, allowing the pool to hold itself in place.
Q: Can I use a Pick-up Pool if I have Dodge Ram with a Ram Box (toolbox)?
Q: Does it come in different colors?
A: Not yet, but we're working on it. We hope sell pools in your favorite team's colors in the near future.
Q: How do you store the Pick-up Pool when it is not in use?
A: Simple. It folds up to the size of a large beach towel and fits conveniently on a shelf in your closet or your garage.