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.
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
GOOD FOR RENTAL COMPANY USE? NO
GOOD FOR INDOOR CENTER USE? NO
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.
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
GOOD FOR RENTAL COMPANY USE? YES
GOOD FOR INDOOR CENTER USE? YES
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
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