I have been sleeping on my new Afloat waterbed for 3 months now, and I just love the gentle sensation of sleeping on water!
I had slept on waterbeds for 20 years (mid '70s to mid '90s) and always loved it, but then waterbeds seemed to disappear as suddenly as they had come on the scene in the 1960s.
A few months ago I was considering a new mattress, and it struck me, "whatever happened to waterbeds?" I Googled it and discovered Afloat and the NEW revival of waterbeds by the original inventor! After reading every detail on the website, I eagerly ordered my new bed and anxiously awaited its arrival.
There are a rather overwhelming number of pieces to assemble, but once we read the instructions and watched the online tutorial videos, it really went together quite easily. The fill kit and flow meter made filling with the hose very precise.
Then came the delicious moment of climbing into my waterbed for the first time in 20+ years! Yes! I love a waterbed as much now as ever!
The solid foam framework is much easier and more comfortable than the old wood railing for getting in and out of bed, and the new system has a more subtle feel of gentle wave action rather than the old tidal wave effect when you climb into bed. Lol!
It is convenient to use regular sheets rather than requiring special sheets as the old beds did, but my only complaint is that there isn't mush room to tuck the fitted sheet under the mattress because it fits so snug to the frame.
The Afloat is so comfortable, with no more sore shoulders and pressure points. I LOVE my Afloat bed!