Although the Igloopod is designed to withstand cold temperatures, the zipper must be maintained properly as advised to avoid any unexpected complications.
We advise all Igloopod owners to use their Igloopod’s responsibly and conduct maintenance on their zippers in the winter cold.
Due to condensation, rainfall, or snow melting – water may enter in between the teeth of the zipper and zipper line.
In cold temperatures, these water particles may freeze overnight or eventually in the day – thus jamming the zipper.
In order to avoid jamming/stuck zipper issues, we advise you to use a water resistant lubricant (e.g. WD-40 , Star Brite 089102 Snap and Zipper Lubricant , ...) to apply onto the Zipper line and zipper.
Please be sure to apply the following steps before applying the lubricant:
Defrost the zipper line using warm water on the zipper teeth. Quickly dry the zipper using microfiber towelettes until completely dry.
Apply the Star Brite Lubricant onto the zipper and zipper teeth.
Apply the lubricant every couple of days, especially in very cold temperatures.
Failure to use the lubricant may cause freezing, which may have the user force the zipper leading it to possibly break off in order to get out.
To your discretion, please be sure to follow these steps so you may use your Igloopod through these drops in temperature with no inconveniences.
We as Igloopod UK always urge owners to use outdoor type, electrical space heaters and extension cords. The Igloopod interior retains heat, so there should not be any need to have the heaters on 24/7
Please refrain from using:
a) Propane or gas-based heaters
b) Open fire heating sources
c) Charcoal or coal-based heaters. Using these sources may lead to carbon monoxide poisoning if used.
The Igloopod has one entrance and two air vents. Simply opening these for a short amount of time will help circulate the humid air inside of the Igloopod. You may find visual info here. https://igloopod.co.uk/pages/videos
Humidity in the Igloopod is attributed to two factors. Rain water slipping in and the surface it is placed on. It is wiser to elevate your Igloopod on a platform in order to prevent rain water coming in.
Surfaces like soil, grass will easily generate a lot of humidity and condensation. Choose an even surface that dries out quickly after a rain.
Yes, we provide detailed, user-friendly, step-by-step assembly instructions and detailed videos on our web site igloopod.co.uk/pages/videos
No tools are required for assembling. You can assemble it in less than 2 hours with ease.
Like a greenhouse, the temperature in the Igloopod will always be several degrees hotter than the external temperature; therefore it will get hot in summer. Keeping all the air vents open will help to reduce the heat inside. However, during sunny spring - summer days, when the outside temperature is above 50°F / 10°C, the interior air temperature can rise to excessive heat levels (+140°F / 60°C). These conditions may harm your Igloopod structure, any furniture inside, or your pets and plants.
When the outside temperature is above 50°F / 10°C, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to monitor the interior temperature of Igloopod, keep the air vents open during day time, and when the interior temperature exceeds +104°F / 40°C, completely remove the transparent winter cover and replace it with the summer canvas (Canopy Cover).