Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2013
Lifeguard Rescue tubes are essential and needed for swimming pools and lakes across the country. Lifeguard Master recognizes this and has made a tube that is reliable, durable and long lasting.
Lifeguard Master has introduced 2 sizes of the rescue tube. The 40 inch and the 50 inch. Typically in a smaller size swimming pool, a rescue tube that is used is about 40 inches long. A smaller rescue tube is preferred when there are less than 10 people swimming at one time. In a larger size swimming pool, lifeguards and lifeguard managers and supervisors prefer to get a tube that is 50 inches long. A longer tube is usually preferred when there are many patrons in the water at one time.
Ok, now that the size is covered, what other aspects of a rescue tube is there?
There is the strap of the tube. This strap is feet long, has the ability to go around the shoulder of the lifeguard, and the strap is adjustable to the shoulder of the lifeguard.
How is the strap attached to the tube? On some tubes the strap will attach it self to the edge of the tube through stitching. This increases the chance of the strap breaking off from the tube. On the Lifeguard Master’s rescue tubes, the strap runs all the way through the tube and out the other side. This ensures where ever the strap goes, the tube will follow. The strap going all the way through the tube gives immense strength and durability to the tube.
Another aspect that Lifeguard Master took into account while make the tube is the outside layering. Many times what will happen is after repeated use and after a few years, the outside layering of the tube will become cracked or chipped away. This cracking exposes the inside of the rescue tube. Once the inside of the tube is exposed, the deterioration of the tube is increased. One reason the outside layering is being chipped is because of the elements, weather, and how old the tube is. Another reason of this chipping away is because the lifeguard actually chips at it. When lifeguarding, many times the rescue tube is on the lifeguard’s lap. And as the lifeguard sits and watches the pool, the guard may pick and peal away at the tube. Not to be malicious, but because sometimes when the pool has low activity, it can get pretty boring. For more information on this, please click on: website
What to do about this? Sometimes managers will buy a rescue tube cover to protect the tube. This cover goes around the rescue tube and will cover about 60% of the tube. The most important part to cover is the middle of the tube. This is more than enough protection for the tube.
There is yet another alternative for the outside layering. Lifeguard Master is aware of this outside layering chipping away and have adjusted for this in making their outside coating triple in thickness. This gives an added layer to the outside of the tube for more protection from the elements and possible picking. Lifeguard Master puts 3 layers of outside coating on all its lifeguard rescue tubes for 3 times the strength.
Now let’s go from the outside to the inside. What is in the inside of the rescue tube? Well, for other companies, it is typically a foam. Some companies may use just any foam to put inside the tube. Using any standard foam limits the amount of years the tube can be used. As foam has a tendency to rotting away. Lifeguard Master used a special closed cell foam. This dramatically increases the life of the tube by years. If one is looking for extra superior quality, this is what you want to look for. For more information on this, please click on: LifeguardMaster.com/Rescue-Tubes-Cans-and-Ring-Buoys
And finally, what about the edges of the tube? How is the edge of the tube tied in with the strap. Even thought the strap may run all the way through the tube, there still needs to be a reinforced closing that attaches the edge of the tube with the strap, and the strap on both ends. This dramatically helps ripping along that area. As this is the area that gets the most stressed when pulled. So an added protection here is very beneficial for the life of the tube. Lifeguard master recognizes this has put this on all its tubes. For more information on this and in its rescue can, please click here.
Lifeguard Master, has been providing effective and safe emergency supplies and equipment for years. We are one of the leaders in the industry for emergency and life saving gear. For more information regarding these rescue tubes, please give us a call, send us an e-mail, or visit our website. Thank you. To view a photo, video and a more detailed description of this rescue tube, please visit: http://www.lifeguardmaster.com/rescue-tubes-cans-and-ring-buoys