If you are having trouble getting the pole tightened:
It tightens like a hiking pole or painter’s pole. When held upright, just turn one section of the pole clockwise (righty), like the “righty-tighty, lefty-loosey” expression. Sometimes it takes several revolutions at first before it is ready to hold and after that, it only takes a partial turn to unlock, or lock in place.
Sometimes Aquablade users turn the blue part in the middle of the pole rather than just turning the yellow sections. The blue part does not have a role in tightening.
Poles can be like a ballpoint pen sometimes, so the internal mechanism might need a slight adjustment. Just tap the pole on the floor a couple of times.
One other tip is when the pole is fully extended, there is not enough threading to tighten the unit. While holding the pole at its longest extended length, slightly shorten it by about 1/2 inch or so to ensure the threading is exposed inside the pole.
These tips should work unless the pole is defective; we have found that these poles are quite reliable. The AquaBlade kit has a 2-year warranty against defects in manufacturing.
These tips should work unless the pole is defective; we have found that these poles are quite reliable. The AquaBlade kit has a 2-year warranty against defects in manufacturing. If tightening the pole does not work, just let us know, and we can proceed further. Please call us toll-free at 1-800-668-1966 during business hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org.