Southern Waterbeds
& Futons
3775 Atlanta Highway
Athens, Georgia 30606
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Southern Waterbeds and Futons of Athens Georgia


Waterbed and Futon Installation and Delivery trucksSome customers use our Delivery and Installation Service out of necessity, while others take advantage of it because it just makes life so much easier for them. Our service area extends out 300 miles or about a four hour drive from our store in Athens, Georgia. All deliveries are done on our own trucks. This means there will be no freight damage or missing items as can happen with online dealers shipping via conventional truck lines.

We assemble all waterbeds completely, filling them and removing the air bubbles by "burping" the mattress. All you have to do is put your mattress pad, sheets and comforter on and go to sleep. You may have to adjust the water level again to suit your personal preference and "burp" the mattress later as needed. We remove all boxes and packing material and then answer any questions you may have. The average set up time upon our arrival is about two hours and depends on the amount of work involved and your water pressure.

On futon installations we put the frame together, put the water proof futon mattress protector and the futon cover on (if you purchased them) and put the mattress on the frame. We remove the boxes and packing material, review the operation of the futon frame and then answer any questions you may have. We can usually do all of this in less than an hour after our arrival.

Local deliveries and installations are done by appointment and we will give you a one hour window for our arrival. For long distance deliveries, we normally just say we'll leave the store at 10:30 arriving at whatever the drive time takes us. We ask that you prepare for your delivery by moving vehicles to give us direct access to the best entry area and please remove your old bed and clear plenty of space for us to assemble your new one in the room. Please have the person in charge of the bed placement present in order for them to show us exactly where they want the bed to be. Secure your animals if you don't want them to escape the house while doors are open or if you have dogs that might bite. We do reserve the right to reschedule an appointment in case of any type of dangerous conditions or a family emergency.

All of our service work is done by us; it's never contracted out to a second party. Our General Manager, Akin Miller, is responsible for all deliveries and installations. In the photos below, you will see examples of a variety of installations done in various locations over the years and Akin did every single one of them!

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Installation Service Examples

Below you will see examples of our service and some of the great work Akin has done plus some of the many places we deliver to.

Gainsville GA Queen Size Waterbed Queen size Pineview Bookcase Waterbed on a set of Princess Drawers with Padded Rails and a Waveless Mattress. We delivered and installed it for a lovely retired couple that live North of Gainesville.

Gainesville, Georgia | May 8, 2017

Covington Ga Softside Waterbed Our customer's tall poster bed with the Bally's Softside waterbed system in queen. We stock all of our softside waterbeds in queen and king.

Covington, Georgia | February, 25, 2017
Softside waterbed installation  
Jasper GA waterbed Our starter waterbed package on captains drawers with the customers own unique headboard. They also purchased a super single 5-board starter waterbed package as well.

Jasper, Georgia | February 21, 2017
Good Hope GA Cal King Size Frame I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but this is actually a CAL KING SOFTSIDE WATERBED inside our customers Cal King Size Frame. This was a little unusual in that most people have Eastern King size bed frames. We sell very few Softsides in the Cal King size so we don't stock them. They are ordered as needed and they come in pretty quick!

Good Hope, Georgia | November 22, 2016

Bookcase Waterbed Headboard, the Pinewood, with Jumbo Padded Rails and a Full Motion Waterbed Mattress Our basic Bookcase Waterbed Headboard, the Pinewood, with Jumbo Padded Rails and a Full Motion Waterbed Mattress.

November 11, 2016

Grayson GA Softside Waterbed A customer's padded headboard and our Paradise Euro Top Softside Waterbed.

Grayson, Georgia | October 18, 2016

Our customer purchased a pair of our American Heritage Panel Headboards and added the matching Six Drawer Storage Pedestals underneath each one. Made In America from Northern Red Oak by Furniture Traditions in a medium oak finish, they looked great in their lovely mountain home.
Their King is in in the master bedroom with the big picture window with one of our Softside Waterbeds. The one below is a full size that was for their son. We put a split foundation in the platform frame on top of the drawers and they put a conventional mattress on it after we left.

Mountains of North Georgia | August 31, 2016

Elberton GA Deluxe Spindle Headboard with Softside Waterbed and Hope Chest The Deluxe Spindle Headboard is a great one to put in front of a window because it doesn't block the light very much. It was a small room but this queen size left enough space for the matching dresser and she was able put the Hope Chest at the foot of the bed. All of these pieces are from the Master-piece Oak Collection and Made in America by Furniture Traditions. You can use any type of mattress in this bed frame. She chose a conventional mattress that she bought elsewhere but it could be a Softside Waterbed, or any type of mattress for that matter.

Elberton, Georgia | August, 5, 2016

Nicholson GA Futon Frame Venice Futon Frame in dark chocolate and the Pocket Coil Plus Futon Mattress in black with matching pillows. They opted for an ottoman, too.

Nicholson, Georgia | July 1, 2016

Marietta GA Wall Unit by Furniture Traditions This is what the Alder Hill Mid Wall unit by Furniture Traditions looks like before we put the bed in front of it. It's assembled by hand, "No Tools Required".

Marietta, Georgia | May 23, 2016

Fayetteville NC Waterbed He was pretty excited to see his parents new waterbed!

Fayetteville, North Carolina | February 20, 2016

Athens Georgia Softside Waterbed It's nice to see a bed all dressed up like this after the delivery. My customer sent the picture a few days after we had delivered and installed their new Softside Waterbed for them. They bought the headboard from me over twenty years ago and it still looks good!

Athens, Georgia | January 25, 2016

Charlotte NC Oak Frame Waterbed This is a great example of mix and match. Our customer had a white headboard and an oak frame they wanted to use. She purchased the Captains Drawers in dark walnut, the Jumbo Padded Rails in slate and a new Watermattress from us.

Charlotte, North Carolina | January 15, 2016

McDonough GA Hardwood Futon Frames and matching chairs A room full of Hardwood Futon Furniture. The Futon Frames are our Winchester model in dark chocolate. The full size has a Pocket Coil Plus Futon Mattress on it in and we are putting matching cushions on the chairs. They also bought the matching coffee and end table to complete the room.

McDonough, Georgia | December 21, 2015

King size Hamilton Headboard and a 6-Drawer Storage Pedestal under the bed, all from the Alder Hill Collection by Furniture Traditions. It's the same headboard as in their mid wall unit. That's our Riviera Pillow Top Softside Waterbed in the Platform Frame on top of the Drawer Pedestal.

Norcross, Georgia | December 17, 2015

The Alder Hill Mid Wall. Made in America by Furniture Traditions.

Ila, Georgia | December 5, 2015

Starlight Bookcase Waterbed with mattress enclosure.

Social Circle, Georgia | November 24, 2015

We put our Riviera Pillow Top Softside Waterbed inside of the customers poster bed frame and it looks just like a regular bed!

Suwanee, Georgia | November 13, 2015

Our Hardwood Futon Bunkbed in white with the matching dresser, mirror, desk and chair looked great on the pink walls with white trim in the daughters room! Futon Bunkbeds are great for kids sleep overs because they will sleep three. Made of hardwood, it's sturdy and safe.

Gainesville, Georgia | October 17, 2015

This Oak Wall Unit was fun to see. It's been out of production for well over twenty years and we had the exact same one in our home! That's our Riviera Pillow Top Softside Waterbed that we just finished filling for them.

Lake Lanier, Georgia | September 3, 2015

The Paradise Euro Top Softside Waterbed with our customers existing headboard and footboard.

Winder, Georgia | January 9, 2015

Sometimes we deliver a waterbed and futon to the same home.

Here we delivered our small Bookcase Headboard, the Pinewood, in King size with a set of Captains Drawers underneath, all in the Light Honey finish plus a full size and chair size Hardwood Futon Frame  in a natural, clear finish (below).

December 20, 2014 | Riverdale, Georgia

One of our softside waterbeds inside our customers existing frame.

Toccoa, Georgia | June 12, 2014

The American Heritage Panel Headboard in Alder with storage drawers underneath the bed, two nights stands, chest and large dresser with wing mirror. All hardwood furniture made in America by Furniture Traditions. Beautiful bedroom set to use with any of our softside waterbeds or any type of mattress for that matter.

Peachtree Corners, Georgia | March 11, 2014

We delivered this Master-piece Pier Group in oak to our customer back in 2007. They had us come back and install a new softside waterbed on their 6-Drawer Pedestal.

Athens, Georgia  Nov 25, 2013


We put a softside waterbed inside of this huge poster bed that came from Rooms To Go. It really looked great when we finished!

Statham, Georgia | Nov 7, 2013




A customer's very nice looking poster bed that we put one of our softside waterbeds in. It looked just like a regular bed when we finished!

Comer, Georgia | June 5, 2013


This was the focal point of our customers new bedroom and they wanted their new Waterbed centered between the two windows. They chose our New Haven Captains Waterbed Package in the dark walnut. The couple picked our Southern IV Waveless Waterbed Mattress for the 95% motion reduction. Looks like their son likes it already!

Augusta, Georgia  |  June 26, 2013


New Haven Captains Waterbed Package in dark walnut. The mattress is the Southern IV 95% motion reduced Waveless Waterbed Mattress.

Winder, Georgia  |  June 26, 2013


Basic 5-Board Starter Waterbed Package in Super Single that our customer chose in dark walnut with a Full Motion Waterbed Mattress.

Winder, Georgia  |  June 26, 2013


This is our Spices Basic Platform Bed in Chocolate and our Hampton Softside Waterbed with an 8520 mattress. We used a low profile foundation to give it that modern, sleek look that the customer wanted.

Eatonton, Georgia  |  April 8, 2013


This is our oak Bookcase Headboard, The Nostalgia, and oak Platform Bed with storage drawers underneath. The Softside Waterbed is our Bristol "topper" (no foundation) with an 8520 dual mattress and dual heater system.

Rome, Georgia  |  March 19, 2013


Please note that the headboard and Waterbed Mattress did not come from us, the customer already had them and we just wanted to show that sometimes we can recycle some things. We think their headboard and our Waterbed Frame and our Waterbed Drawers matched real well.

Ringold, Georgia  |  June 20, 2012


I love how this turned out. It's our Boston Futon Frame in a natural finish with an Encased Coil Futon Mattress. I think that was the perfect Futon Cover for the frame and wall color.

Watkinsville, GA  |  June 15, 2012


Junior Loft in the pecan finish. It came with the slide that you see on the right. I think it was for a little boy named Fred!

Watkinsville, GA  |  June 18, 2012


The Lexington Floral Captains Waterbed Package as it was shown in the showroom with the Navy Padded Rails and The Woods Comforter and sham set. We had been showing it in dark walnut and just wanted to change it to the light honey finish.

In Store Photo  |  June 15, 2012


This is our Laurel Softside Waterbed with a dual 8320 mattress and dual heater system that we installed in our customers existing sleigh bed frame.

Hoschton, GA  |  June 11, 2012


This is our only non pillow top Softside Waterbed, The Hampton. By not having a pillow top and using the 8220 Waterbed Mattress, this Softside has the most "true" Waterbed feel to it.

Hartwell, GA  |  June 5, 2012


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