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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

Accessories

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

Accessories

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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