I’m thrilled to have received my bounce house today. I have this located in an indoor children play room. We will use the bounce house once a week for about 4 hours a week. Should I store away the bounce house after every use even though its indoors?
Looking forward to your reply.
The main reason we ask users to store the inflatable after each use is to keep it away from the elements: Sprinklers, Rain, Snow, Hurricanes, Dogs, Bears, Lawnmowers, etc. We are assuming that you have few, if any of those in your play room. If you do, you may need a roofer, gardener or animal control personnel to swing by.
Anyways… Because you will be keeping your item indoors, you do not need to worry about storing it after each use. As long as it is being kept inside, away from moisture and direct sunlight you will be fine just letting it deflate at the end of the day. Of course you’ll want to turn the blower off, and move it out of the way if it’s in an area you use. A lot of indoor bounce facilities just turn all their blowers off for the night, lock up and turn them back on the next day! Now if you have kids that play in that play room like some of us here do, they’ll want you to turn it on all the time when they see it, and very likely will turn it on themselves, so consider that when planning a safe play room.
I will like to know if i could build my own?
Pardon us if you were planning to build your own inflatable from scratch… we don’t think you should try that route!
As far as customizing – There are a number of manufacturers that build custom inflatables to suit, but we do not. Custom inflatable Bounce Houses, Slides, Obstacles, Etc will obviously be a bit costly, and take awhile to produce. We stock our inflatables, to get them to our customers as soon as possible. People often ask us why our Commercial Inflatables are priced so aggressively. Part of the reason is that we mass produce our inflatables using a production line approach. We will produce a batch of inflatables, which are cut with a special machine, so all of the patterns are identical, then assembled in steps, where each technician is responsible for a very specific part of the assembly process. This helps us increase efficiency in inflatable production, and ensures the inflatables are consistent from one Bounce House to the next.
What we do, however, is take customer feedback and ideas into account for producing future models. See our piece on the newly released Rocket Racer 3 for some insight into how we use customer feedback to improve and create products.
Anon (interesting yet common name!) Asks:
Hi, can this be used by a child heavier than the individual max weight?
This question pertained specifically to a Home Use Inflatables. We don’t recommend our home-use Bounce Houses and Inflatable Slides for any user over 100 lbs. A couple smaller products have a limit of 75 Lbs, but these are designed and fun for smaller kids, and would’t be attractive to kids bigger than that. User limits are based on several engineering factors, including: strength of the blower and the strength of the material.
Blast Zone Inflatables come with a max user limit, a weight-per-user limit, as well as a gross weight limit (combined weight of all players). Sometimes the Gross limit is less than the calculation of max users x max user weight. For example an inflatable may say 6 users at 100 lbs each, but have a max gross weight of 500 lbs. This is because each recommendation is based on different factors. The max user count is based on space, while the others are usually based on structural recommendations. So in the above example, there could be 4 users at 80 lbs, and 2 users at 90 lbs, for a total weight 500 and total count of 6, but is not recommend for 6 users at 100 lbs each.
Blast Zone Commercial Inflatables often accommodate users up to 250 lbs, however. While we understand that these are not typically suitable for home buyers, due to cost, we wanted to point out that these commercial inflatables are engineered for larger users. Users must still follow guidelines on evenly matching players on these inflatables though.
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