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    Compare Inflatables

    compare residential inflatables to commercial inflatables

    In the process of purchasing an inflatable bounce house, also known as moonwalk, moon bounce, jumper, or bouncy castle? There are some things you should know before puchasing your inflatable bounce house. When comparing bounce houses, the first thing you want to take a look at is for what purpose you will be using it for, for residential or for commercial. There is a big difference on how inflatable are manufactured and how long they will last. Below is a list of some factors to consider that compare inflatbales manfuactured for residential use and those for commercial. Usually residential inflatables are the ones sold at large retail outlets like Wal-Mart, Toys-R-Us, and similar stores, commercial inflatables are the ones manufactured by Magic Jump Inc for longer use.

    Residential Inflatable

    Material: Oxford Cloth Fabric, no plastic coating for repairs and continual use

    Size: About 3 feet to 15 feet long

    Number of Riders: About 2 - 4 at a time

    Life of Inflatable: About 6 months - 1 year

    Warranty: Limited Warranty, usually about 3 months

    Business Purposes

    Good for Rental Company Use? NO

    Good for Indoor Center Use? NO

    Safety Features

    Slide Stopper: Usually not included

    Top Cover: Not included

    Inflatable Walls: Not high enough

    Blower: Low pressure & fragile


    Anchors: Plastic Stakes

    Repair Kit: Flimsy, not really usable

    Tarp: Not Included

    Slide Linings: Not removable, if it becomes worn out, than product becomes unusable.


    Commercial Inflatable

    Material: 18.5 Ounce Commercial Grade PVC Vinyl

    Size: About 10 feet to 80 feet long

    Number of Riders: About 4 - 10 at a time

    Life of Inflatable: About 3 years - 5 years

    Warranty: 2 Year Warranty

    Business Purposes

    Good for Rental Company Use? YES

    Good for Indoor Center Use? YES

    Safety Features

    Slide Stopper: Usually included

    Top Cover: Included and usually removable

    Inflatable Walls: High and sturdy walls

    Blower: Commercial Grade Heavy Duty & high pressure


    Anchors: Metal Stakes

    Repair Kit: Includes Industrial Glue and Vinyl Material

    Tarp: Industrial Tarp

    Slide Linings: Include removable slide linings for easy replacement and upkeep.


    So what does all this mean? When you compare inflatables you find out that one is built to last only a short period of time and the other is built to last a long period of time. Ask yourself, what purpose will this be for? If you intend on using something for only once or twice, than it might actually be better to rental inflatable bounce houses and not purchase one. If you are looking to buy a commercial inflatable for rental or indoor play center use than you should really consider the differences and choose to go with a commercial bouncer that is built to last a long time and is safer.

    How To Videos

    Whether you're just starting out in the inflatable industry or not, handling and caring for inflatables might be overwhelming at first glance. This is where our How To Videos come in!

    Your Resourses

    Take advantage of Magic Jump's wealth of resources and information to keep ahead of the curve in the inflatable industry. Below you'll find several invaluable links to keep your business running smoothly.



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