Good day! Best-use instructions for your Sunchill are spelled out below. I have also made a 7-minute unboxing video if you prefer to watch that on YouTube.
Unpacking and Inflating
- The simplest part! Just open the bag, pull out the Sunchill and attached your pump.
- Connect the pump nozzle to the Sunchill and made sure the pin in the valve of the Sunchill is out, meaning not pushed in. Recommended PSI is 10.
- There is a D-ring next to the valve that you can use to tie off the Sunchill to your dock or boat and enjoy.
- To deflate, open the valve and push the pin in and turn clockwise, the pin will stay in and the air will rush out. The initial burst of air is quite loud but just for a second, then most of the air will have shot out and the rest can be rolled out when you fold up the Sunchill.
- To roll back up, pick any side of the ring and roll it like a burrito, then go to one end and roll it like a tube of toothpaste. That may not make perfect sense, here is a quick video link demonstrating the best way to roll it up. Put the vinyl strap back on it and you'll end up with the same compact nugget that you started with. It will take a few times to perfect, but it is easy and quick once you get the hang of it. Stuff it back in the bag and you're good to go.
- In the bag you will find four orange Sunchill drink holders, each with a separate velcro patch. Each drink holder is designed to fit a normal 12oz can with a koozie on it. I have not preinstalled them because some customers don't use them, and some want to attach them where they please.
- Once you confirm where you want the drink holders placed, you can make your choice permanent by gluing the velcro patch to the Sunchill. I wasn't able to include glue since UPS considers it a hazardous material, but any paddleboard or vinyl repair glue will do. Home Depot, Lowe's or Walmart have a Loctite brand vinyl glue that sells for $3. HH-66 on Amazon is good glue as well.
- Your Sunchill is a maintenance free product. There is no requirement to hose it off or wipe it down after use. That said, you may find that you prefer to give it a rinse every once in a while and let it air dry vs always stuffing it back in the bag while wet. Both ways are fine, it's totally up to the user what condition they want to keep their Sunchill.