Once your pool is launched - enjoy!

Normal Conditions
The following are a few tips to keep in mind when using the Nettle Net Boat Pool under normal conditions:  

  • Your Nettle Net will inflate and maintain a perfect circle off the stern of your boat if wind, tidal current, and/or boat movement are not excessive. Infrequently your pool will not take a suitable shape for swimming, regardless of your best efforts. When you encounter these limits, try for a more protected anchorage or a later time. The more calm and protected the anchorage, the better the pool will perform.
  • If your pool takes a different shape than a circle, under most circumstances you will not have lost any surface swim area, it will just be a different shape. If there is strong wind or current, there are several methods you can use to minimize these effects.  Click here for additional information.
  • Always make sure that there are no barnacles along the waterline of the boat as they are razor sharp and can puncture the float ring.
  • It is a good idea to tape any cotter pins or other sharp objects on rigging or lifelines for your safety and to protect the ring from punctures or under the swim platform to protect the ring from punctures.
  • Only use the supplied foot pump to inflate the pool.  The pools only need 3 - 4 psi to fully inflate.  Electric or compressor pumps can easily exceed that pressure and can blow a seam on the pool, ruining the pool.  The included foot pumps work very well and the pools cannot be over inflated with them.  Using and electric or compressor driven pump will void the pool warranty.
  • We do not recommend jumping and/or diving into the pool for several reasons.  First, water depths are variable and diving into shallow water can cause serious injury or death.  Second, jumping or diving into the pool can tear the netting from the float ring.

Special Circumstances
For information on using the pool in high wind or strong current conditions, click on the links below.  Also, be sure to read the Warnings and Cautions section of this website to review important safety considerations.

Using Your Nettle Net With High Wind

Using Your Nettle Net with Strong Current

Warnings and Cautions