Instructions and Warranty on Cool Bed III
Cool Bed III™
By K&H Manufacturing
Please read all precautions and instructions before use.
Thank you for purchasing the Cool Bed III by K&H Manufacturing. The Cool Bed III should provide years of soft, cool, gel like sleeping comfort for your dog. Please read all instructions before using this product.
Step 1. Remove the Cool Bed III from the box. Locate the filler cap on the bed and open it by grasping the base of the cap with one hand and the tab of the cap with the other. Pull the cap open. Flatten the Cool Bed III and let it sit for a few minutes to allow the cool core interior to retain its shape as all air has been removed for shipping.
Step 2. Place the Cool Bed III in the intended location with the cap side of the bed up for filling. Place a towel under the filler cap end of the bed to absorb any accidentally spilled water. Using a calibrated container with a pour spout, begin carefully filling the Cool Bed III with cool water. The bed will take the following water quantities. Keep in mind, the more water used, the more cushioning and cooling capabilities the bed will have. You can experiment for the optimal feel of the Cool Bed III. Ultimately the recommended quantity of water for best cooling capabilities is as follows:
Small Cool Bed III: 1.85 gallons
Medium Cool Bed III: 3.25 gallons
Large Cool Bed III: 6.75 gallons
The water in the Cool Bed III should be around 15%-20% deeper than the Cool Core. What this means is that the Cool Bed III empty is around 1 inch thick. After filling and expelling the air, the bed should be a minimum of 1 3/16 inches thick. This extra water circulating through the Cool Core’s channels will provide incredible cooling power.
Step 3. Now that you have your Cool Bed III filled, close the filler cap and begin to knead the bed to help work the water into the Cool Core. Now pull open the air adjustment valve and gently work as much air out as you can, using sweeping motions across the Cool Bed III with your hands. Sweep the air towards the valve allowing the air to expel from the bed. Seal the valve when most of the air has been removed. You will feel how comfortable the bed will be at this point. The bed should feel very soft and spongy and you should feel water squishing around inside the bed. Now decide if a little more water is desirable or if it’s just right for your pet. Add water if necessary, repeating the air removal process. Note: A little air inside the bed will not affect the cooling capabilities of the Cool Bed III. If you choose, you may expel air as needed though not necessary.
Step 4. Your bed is now ready to be turned over and used by your pet. To turn the bed over, grasp the edges of the bed with both hands and roll the bed over. Be careful as the bed may be heavy. You may then grasp the edges of the bed to slide it on the floor for exact positioning.
How to empty your Cool Bed III:
1) Open the filler cap.
2) Roll bed from opposite end, expelling water out of the cap. (much like rolling a sleeping bag)
3) Store with filler cap open.
How Does the Cool Bed III™ work? Unlike a fluffy dog bed that is designed to retain heat to keep a dog warm, the Cool Bed III is designed to radiate heat back into the air or the floor surface to keep a dog cool. The water-saturated Cool Core™ inside the Cool Bed III absorbs the dog’s natural body temperature of 102º Fahrenheit and coverts it to room temperature, which is normally well below the dog’s body temperature. The difference created between the room temperature and the dog’s body temperature is how the Cool Bed III provides a cooler, refreshing surface for your dog. Even if it is 80ºF in your house, the Cool Bed III is 22º cooler than a dog’s 102º body temperature. The Cool Bed III provides a permanent, natural, “cool” spot for your dog, inside or outside in temperatures under 95º Fahrenheit without chemicals or electricity.
*Have your dog’s nails routinely trimmed to prevent accidental punctures.
*Cool Bed should be placed on a smooth surface that cannot cause punctures, abrasions or leakage.
*Routinely check under your Cool Bed III for moisture.
*The surface can be cleaned using a damp towel or sponge and mild dishwashing detergent. Do not wash in a washing machine.
*Never use the Cool Bed III in direct sunlight. Always place in shade, as direct sun will warm the Cool Bed III.
*Always place the Cool Bed III out of the way of foot traffic.
*Never allow the Cool Bed III to freeze. ♦Cool Bed III is not intended to be a life saving device.
*This product is to be used in temperatures under 95° Fahrenheit
How to use your new Cool Bed III™
The best results will be obtained when used in a shady area. When using outdoors, always place the Cool Bed III in a shady, cool spot, as this will maximize its heat wicking abilities. Be sure not to place the bed on sharp objects that could puncture the Cool Bed III. Keeping the Cool Bed III indoors overnight near air conditioning will super cool the bed for outdoor use the next morning. When using indoors, be sure to place the Cool Bed III out of direct sunlight. The cooler the spot you place the Cool Bed III, the better. An ideal place would be a cool tile, linoleum or concrete floor. An area with good air movement will also help keep the bed cooler. You will soon figure out the best location for your new Cool Bed III, and your pet will love you for it!