FAQ

What fabric is your SoFloat made out of?

All of our SoFloat products are made from high quality, marine grade Sunbrella fabric. Sunbrella fabrics are highly UV resistant, holding their colour even when exposed to the sun, salt and chlorine. Designed to resist mould and mildew, it’s very easy to keep your SoFloat clean, simply brush off dirt and use a damp cloth for spills.
Find out more about Sunbrella Fabric here.


Does SoFloat  come pre-filled with beans?

No SoFloat do not come filled with beans.
Unfortunately, due to high shipping prices we are unable to send SoFloat’s filled with beans. However, it is easy for you to fill your SoFloat yourself!
We have an informative video you can watch and an information guide on how to fill your SoFloat.


Where can I Buy beans from?

Follow this link for a list of retailers from where you can buy from
Alternatively, why not purchase your beans online now so that they are delivered at the same time as your SoFloat!
If you are having trouble locating beans in your area, please contact the SoFloat team on 07 282 8995 and we will be able to help!
Make sure you use polystyrene not shredded foam in your SoFloat.


How many Beans do I need?

Santorini Lounger – 380 - 420 litres 
Maui Drift Pillow - 180 - 220 litres 
Waiheke Solo - 150 - 200 Litres 
Bali Refresher - 60 - 80 Litres  


How do I fill my Bean Bag?

All you need to do is place the mesh lining inside the outer covering. Unzip, pour your polystyrene beans in, shake it to ensure beans reach the corners, zip up and you are good to go!

For a more detailed guide on how to fill your SoFloat Bean Bag  click here 


How does it float?

SoFloat’s are designed to be filled with polystyrene foam beads which make them very buoyant, this coupled with the water proof and weather resistant materials makes for a durable floating lounger. The mesh base allows for any excess water to drain out of the bean bag when it is removed from the pool.


Are there any special care instructions?

SoFloat is a very low maintenance product! Sunbrella fabric is mould resistant and easy to wipe down. We recommend cleaning your SoFloat with a damp cloth and mild soap for spills and general dirt.


Can I leave my SoFloat in the pool over night?

Your SoFloat can be left in the pool overnight, however we recommend removing your SoFloat from the pool after use. All you need to do is slowly drag your SoFloat from the pool, allowing excess water to drain from the mesh base as you remove it.

SoFloat is an outdoor product and has been made to endure the outdoor conditions. During the off season we recommend that you store your SoFloat in a pool shed, under shelter or garage to ensure you will get optimum use of it for many years!


Can I leave the SoFloat in the sun?

You can relax knowing your SoFloat will withstand prolonged exposure to the elements and continue to look superb for years to come.
Sunbrella fabrics are highly UV resistant, holding their colour even when exposed to the sun, salt and chlorine.


What should I do with my SoFloat over winter?

Give your SoFloat a good wash with fresh water. We recommend hosing it down with cool water, and wiping the cover with a mild detergent to ensure chlorine or salt is removed. Allow your SoFloat to fully dry out. We suggest storing your SoFloat somewhere dry and sheltered, ideally the garage or pool shed.



Didn’t see the answer to your question?

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly Customer Service team on 07 282 8995 or email contact@sofloat.co.nz and we’d be happy to help!

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