Cleaning tips to keep your Watermate Bladder fresh and clean.
Before using for the first time and when disinfecting, fill with water, add a teaspoon or two of liquid bleach and leave overnight before washing as above.
To remove odours, fill with water and add two teaspoons of baking soda and leave overnight.
If using often, simply leave full and in the fridge or freezer at home. If using less often the most important thing is to keep your Watermate Bladder dry between uses, especially after using non-chlorinated water. If you want to store for long periods just add 2-3 drops of liquid bleach to water (room temperature).
For general cleaning, remove from your pack and scrub with warm soapy water. Dry, leaving the top open.
To clean the tube after prolonged use, scrub with a pipe cleaner or rag on a soft wire. Make sure your Watermate Bladder is completely dry inside out before storing. If you puncture, simply patch with a waterbed type patch or similar.