Bounce houses and other inflatable devices have long been considered to be among the best in popular summertime entertainment, and will continue to be for a long, long time. The appeal of bouncing among friends and siblings on a bright, shiny day all day long stretches far and wide across the country, attracting the interest of children and parents alike. Part of this mass appeal of bounce houses is their appearance. Often, the most popular bounce houses will contain color schemes that shine brightly under the sun, attracting the attention of your friends and neighbors for an exciting summer day. This is definitely a main reason why multiple different colors in a rainbow design pattern are used to create some of the most popular, enduring bounce houses for the suburbs, cities, and beyond.
Part of the charm of inflatable devices is the ability of their designers and manufacturers to pick just the right combination of colors to create memorable themes and to bring a user’s imagination to life. Some colors work far better than others to bring out the right feelings during bouncing. For instance, bouncers with an ocean theme are more likely to use blue in their design to bring out images and feelings rather than red or orange. Bounce houses with a full rainbow color scheme use each color equally and evenly to not only appeal to all sorts of different people, but to also bring out the most vibrant imaginations among the users. One minute, people can be high above the earth, bouncing on a rainbow in the clouds; the next minute, they can be in a fantasy castle on display, and so on. These jump houses are also all but guaranteed to have the owner or their children’s favorite color somewhere in the mix, with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple fabric shining brightly and on display for all to see. It’s gorgeous to look at and so much fun to actually use.
You can find the rainbow design in all sorts of bounce houses and inflatable devices. Bouncers like the Kidwise Lucky Rainbow Bouncer And Ball Pit use every colors of the rainbow to evoke and bring out the best of imagination. Other bounce houses can also contain every color of the rainbow in their designs, but not specifically be focused around a “rainbow” theme. The designers of these bouncers simply use every color at their disposal to inspire imagination and fantasy through play without being named after their color scheme.
You can also find the colors of the rainbow in bounce house accessories, as well. The majority of ball pit balls you can find for your moonwalk/ball pit combo bouncers have a rainbow design. Like the inflatable devices they’re designed for, the ball pit balls appeal to everyone through their fun concept and multiple colors present, creating a happy exciting day without even trying to. The materials of the spheres may differ depending on the brand you end up choosing, but regardless, the bright colors will remain.
One of the great innovations over the years of bounce houses and inflatable devices is the creation of the inflatable slide. These slides can be found inside or attached to bounce houses in the form of inflatable combo bouncers, or as their own stand-alone inflatable device. The majority of all inflatable slides can be attached to a garden hose and converted into a water slide. These slides are the perfect source of summer thrills and recreation, and holds massive appeal across the country by children and adults alike. However, like all inflatable devices, there is the opportunity for accidental injury to the users of inflatable slides through neglect or pure accident. Thankfully, all possible injuries and accidents are easily preventable as long as users can maintain some responsibility and knowledge of the rules while slipping and sliding.
A very important rule when using an inflatable slide is to only allow one user to slide down the slope at one time. Picture a kid climbing to the top of the water slide, coasting down, and landing in the shallow pool of water at the bottom. While that kid may be taking a minute to relax in the pool of water, an eager new user runs up and slides down without looking. Also consider if a child were to become stuck while sliding down, and a new user was to launch themselves before the first one had time to clear out. The two users may end up accidentally colliding, an unfortunate occurrence that can absolutely be avoided. For the sake of safety, allow only one person to be sliding down the slide at any given time. Wait for the user to completely clear the slide area before allowing the next to climb and slide down. In addition, only allow one person to climb to the top at any one time. (However, if your inflatable slide has multiple lanes for racing or simultaneous use, you are free to allow two people sliding at a time in their own lane.) Have the rest of the waiting slide users form a line off the side, rather than hang out impatiently on the steps. A parent or adult on the scene can be responsible for enforcing the “no piling on” rule while supervising the day’s events.
Never attempt to climb up the slide from anywhere other than the designated climbing structure, usually a set of inflatable stairs or ladder steps built into the back of (or next to) the slide. Every inflatable slide’s slope is designed for sliding down, not for climbing. Even if a user was to make their way to the top of the slope from the shallow pool at the bottom without slipping backwards, all it does is potentially weaken the fabric of the slope for no reason other than to show off to friends. Attempting to pull oneself up to the top of the slide off the sides of the structure is also highly discouraged, as the dangerous amount of weight pulling down on the device from the side can cause the device to topple and collapse on its side. Foolish displays of risk like these have no place around an inflatable slide. If you are climbing up your water slide, make sure that you do it from the intended steps, one at a time. That’s what they’re designed for, after all.
Just like any other inflatable device you could possibly own, if there is a rip or tear in the fabric, or if there is a leak, users should follow standard evacuation procedure to allow the knowledgeable to repair the damage. Luckily for users of the slide, there is generally no risk of being trapped or stuck inside of the fabric if the device were to deflate, as there is no ceiling or roof present over the majority of the slide. Have the current slide rider calmly make their way down to the bottom and off the inflatable. Once that is done, turn off the water, unplug the hose, and identify where the tear was made so that it can be properly repaired. Any other questions or concerns you may have regarding your inflatable slide will likely be answered in the instructional manual or an e-mail to the manufacturers. As long as you observe common sense and safety while around your inflatable device, these potential problems will never strike your slide for the duration of the summer.
Bounce houses are universally loved by thrill-seekers around the world, and remain highly popular sources of spring and summer entertainment to this day. Due to their wide-spread recognition and appeal, bounce houses have become a staple of local festivals, fairs, and other public events. If you are organizing an event such as this, including a bounce house in the list of festivities will be all but guaranteed to raise public interest in the celebration and bring more guests to the attractions. One thing you will eventually notice when planning such massive events is the amount of compassion in any one community for fun to be had by all. As a result, you may find yourself with many people volunteering to help out with running the games and attractions. Any help should be accepted and encouraged for a large-scale event such as the one you’re planning.
If the public event or celebration you are planning is going to be taking up more than one day, if not a full weekend or longer, you’re likely going to need a lot of help in order to keep order among the exhilaration and entertainment. Whether of their own free will or in response to a call for help, people will show up to volunteer their services for large local events. Many will request to help with the bounce houses, moonwalks, and whatever other inflatable devices you will have on display. These volunteers may consist of familiar faces that show up to volunteer their services at any local celebration. This is selflessness that grows out of one’s love for a town, and should be rewarded. These people can also include potential bounce house owners, possibly still on the fence about buying an inflatable device for their home. Because of this curiosity, they may want to see what owning and operating a bounce house is like for a day or weekend before making the final purchase for their own home. Regardless of intent, you should not deprive anyone of the opportunity to help out with the upcoming events.
There are various tasks for volunteers to carry out in regards to bounce houses. During set-up, bounce house rental crews and technicians have no doubt been brought out to inflate and supervise the inflatable devices for the day. While these people will have a large amount of combined experience in the bounce house industry, they can still do with some help. The crews can likely handle inflating the bouncer and monitoring the blower and outlet set-up for the day, but can still seek additional help during the start of the set-up. Strong volunteers can help by driving and pounding stakes into the ground to secure the bounce houses in place. Once the stakes are firm and unwavering, the crew should be able to handle the rest of the technical aspects.
Another task that volunteers can assist with is supervising the wellness of the bounce house and its participants. While a rental crew will be present at the bounce houses, they will likely be preoccupied with keeping an eye on the technical and electrical features of the bouncer, namely the blower and the outlet. Volunteers can especially help by periodically inspecting the bounce house for any holes or tears that may have suddenly appeared. The sooner these are spotted, the sooner they can be properly repaired. Another way for adults and parents to supervise a bounce house is by monitoring the behavior of younger users, making sure that they play nicely and don’t get too out of control for the rest of the participants. Younger users may also need help climbing in and out of the inflatable bouncers, which is where parents and adults can especially come in handy. All this volunteer work may seem somewhat daunting to plan and enforce, but by the end of the festivities, once the guests have gone home, the lights have been shut off, and the bounce houses have been safely deflated, creating another memorable experience for your town will all have been worth it.
Every day that you decide to set up your bounce house is a day that will be remembered fondly by friends and family. Bounce houses are a remarkable, nearly unending source of entertainment and thrills for all ages. However, proper set-up of the bounce house, water slide, or other inflatable device is a highly critical step. An improper set-up of a bounce house can lead to possible collapse later in the day, and should be avoided and prepared for well ahead of time. One of the most important set pieces of a well-constructed set-up site is the placement of the bounce house stakes.
All bounce houses ship with at least four stakes, each specifically designed to keep your bounce house in place, and statistically unlikely to come loose during the day’s events. Each stake that you receive will be at least 12 inches long, and depending on the size of the bounce house itself, can stretch to nearly 3 feet in length. The length of your particular stakes has been determined by bounce house manufacturers and designers during the initial construction of the bouncer. The bigger your bounce house is, the more stakes it will likely require to remain safely attached to the ground. Each stake is notable in that its top will be bent at a 90-degree angle, in contrast with the rest of the stake.
Try to avoid pounding the stakes into the ground on an angle; instead, try to hammer them down as straight and evenly as possible. Typically, stakes for tents, canopies, and other similar objects can be hammered into the ground on an angle to make it harder for the loops or string to slide off the metal piece. Doing so is not required for stakes made for inflatable devices because of the bend at the top of each stake. The bent portion of the stake allows the bounce house’s tie-down loop to simply be slipped over the top of the nail. As long as the bend at the top is pointed away from the bounce house, the loop on the stake will be held firmly in place. When you are hammering in the stakes, make sure that you do not leave the top of the stake too far exposed out of the ground. This can lead to people accidentally tripping over the tie-down loop. Pound each spike down, but not as far as pounding it completely underground.
There are several different tests that you can perform on the ground that will act as the foundation for a bounce house site to make sure that it is acceptable for initial and repeated usage. Start by simply hammering one stake into the ground where you feel like setting up. Take note of how easy or difficult it is to drive it into the soil. If the ground is too dry, the stake may easily come free from slight movement in the dirt. However, if you find yourself struggling to even pound one stake into the ground, it will be more of a chore to properly secure the rest of the stakes. It can also imply that the ground you have chosen might be too hard for a bounce house to be safely inflated and used for the day. The best combination of soil and grass for a set-up site should allow the stake to easily be hammered into the ground, while at the same time is hard to move once in the ground. For these features, be on the lookout for freshly watered grass which looks healthful in appearance. Just remember that grass that has just been watered can rub the water off on the bounce house’s vinyl material, so a tarp separating the grass from the bounce house’s floor would be a worthy addition to the set-up site. Also, take note of the trees and other forms of nature surrounding the proposed bounce house site. If you notice that the trees and grass in the area appear somewhat wilting, with brown or sparse leaves and vegetation, it well likely means that the area has not seen rain or garden watering in some time.
Bounce houses are tremendous sources of entertainment for the upcoming spring and summer months, and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Frequently in this blog and on our websites, we’ll refer to bounce houses as being fun for all ages, or in similar phrasings. However, an unfortunate idea that is in the heads of many adults and parents still on the fence of buying a bounce house is that they are too old or heavy to use their purchased bouncer, or that bounce houses and inflatable devices in general are only to be used by children. Take note, because we’re about to debunk some common misconceptions about bounce houses.
There seem to be many common reasons why parents can’t use any kind of inflatable device: a bounce house can’t support an adult’s weight, adults are too fragile to start jumping around, and moonwalks are for children, etc. The idea that bounce houses are unable to support the weight of anyone out of their teens is simply not true. Every single inflatable device that you can possibly purchase will ship with a manual clearly stating the amount of weight the bouncer can support when fully inflated. Every bounce house you can find has been stitched multiple times during construction to build up strength and resistance to stress during inflation. As a result, basically every bounce house can support hundreds of pounds at any inflation point. There is obviously no constant weight limit among bounce houses, but your inflatable will clearly state the limits for you to plan around. If you still feel worried about the structural integrity when adults are jumping in a bounce house, don’t worry. Certain inflatable devices, such as inflatable obstacle courses, can assuredly hold the weight of an adult without fear of collapse. Obstacle courses, depending on their size, can hold anywhere from 500 to over 1000 pounds of weight, which can definitely support the weight of many adults simultaneously. As long as you remain responsible and stay within the clearly marked weight limit, anything is possible.
If you feel that you are physically unable to jump around in a bounce house, then that’s your business. No one is going to order you to start jumping if you don’t want to, but be aware of the fact that there are inflatable devices that cater to those in need. There are several types of water-based inflatables that include shallow wading pools easily accessible to anyone. Younger children can play and splash about on the various water slides and activities while their parents or guardians encourage them from the wading pool, staying relaxed while using their device along with their children. This way, adults can supervise their children and the workings of the inflatable at the same time.
If you are a potential bounce house owner still worried about how fragile inflatable devices can be, don’t worry. Bounce houses are more than able to handle users of varying ages. As long as you apply common sense while your bounce house is inflated, and do not exceed the overall weight limit, your inflatable bouncer should have no risk of falling apart from misuse. We know your bounce house will end up in capable, responsible hands.
The set-up process that all bounce house owners must carry out before bouncing may begin is highly important to the day’s events. When you’re setting up a bounce house, you’re laying the foundation for a massive inflatable device which not only has to stay put for the entire day, but also must be capable of remaining safe for the users of the bounce house jumping all day long. The ground beneath the bounce house must be up to the task. When inspecting the ground for an ideal location, make sure that you plan out your yard and make note of any imperfections in the property that could cause the set-up site to potentially come undone. The specifics of your set-up site will differ from location to location, but there are several guidelines to follow when planning out your bouncing site.
There are several features you can detect in the ground, either on the grass or on concrete that should set off a red flag and discourage you from setting up in that location. When inspecting the grass, make sure that the lawn is in good, healthy condition. Brown or faded pieces of grass can often be paired with dried-up, uncared-for soil underneath the surface. If you attempt to hammer your bounce house stakes into a dying landscape, you’ll find that the stake may not stay put in the ground, coming loose in the poor conditions of the soil. Any grass that you decide to inflate the bounce house on should be in good condition, frequently watered and shining bright underneath the sun’s rays. If you find a good healthy location for set-up and want to make sure that the ground stays in good condition during and after the bounce house is inflated on top of it, consider laying a tarp down upon the grass site and setting up the bounce house on top. The tarp will absorb most of the friction and heavy eight from the inflatable device and all who use it, preserving the grass beneath as best it can.
If you’re setting up upon concrete, there are many ways to inspect the ground to make sure that the bouncer does not become weakened, or even accidentally burst under the pressure. Any piece of land with blatant imperfections, such as cracks in the pavement or high amounts of gravel, should definitely be avoided. You should attempt to find the flattest, most level piece of land you can if setting up on pavement. The ground does not have to be deep or rich because you’re not driving stakes into concrete to hold the bouncer in place; you’re weighing it down with heavy sandbags. Bring a level to the proposed set-up location and make sure that there is no obvious slope to the ground. If the pavement of the area is not 100% flat, find a piece that is as close as possible. A slanted ground underneath a bounce house can possibly cause it to slide out of position, even with sandbags holding it down. This could potentially cause the polyvinyl chloride or oxford cloth to become scratched or gritty. The best sort of set-up locations on outdoor pavement are newly renovated and paved parking lots. These are far less likely to have old imperfections, and are often flatter than any surrounding location.
Remember that finding the set-up location is one of the most important parts of the day. An uneven foundation for your inflatable device can cause the bounce house to become stressed, and can even cause the entire set-up to fall apart before your eyes, leading to possible emergency and injuries. If you put in the extra effort ahead of time to plan out the best possible ground, you will be rewarded with day after day of worry-free bouncing and leaping for all users.
Setting up a bounce house is a process that may seem tricky at first, but with enough practice and attempts, you will find it a simple process that will only get easier. Each bounce house available for purchase is very user-friendly, with easy-to-follow instructions that any potential owner can follow easily. The set-up process is all but identical across all types of inflatable devices. All inflatable devices use stakes, which are driven into the ground to keep each inflatable device in place.
The stakes you receive with your order will typically be about 12 inches long, made of strong metal that is almost impossible to break. In order to secure these stakes and your bounce house to the ground, you will need to pound them in place. Lay the bounce house flat out on the ground. At each corner, you will see a loop made out of the same fabric as the rest of the device. These are called tie-down loops, and they are specifically used for holding the stakes in place, keeping the entire set-up from going anywhere. Using a hammer, mallet, or similar tool, drive the stake into the ground through the loop until it is secure and unwavering in the ground. Each stake will have a bent portion at the top. This will keep the tie-down loop from sliding off of the stake. Once all the stakes have been secured, then it becomes safe to turn on your blower, inflate the structure, and start your bouncing for the day.
When it comes time to take down the set-up site, use a hammer or crowbar to pry the stake out of the ground, doing so after the bounce house has been properly deflated, of course. Each stake you receive is strong enough to hold your bounce house in place, yet small enough to fit inside of your over-sized storage bag that shipped along with your bounce house. This means that you’ll never end up misplacing your stakes: if they’re not affixed into the ground, they’re safely stored away in the accompanying bag.
Every single bounce house or inflatable device you can order for delivery will typically ship with four stakes, one for each corner of the inflatable. However, depending on the size of the inflatable device, you may receive more than four stakes with your order. The number of stakes you receive will match the number of tie-down loops that lie on the outside of the inflatable structure’s base. For most bounce houses, the number of tie-down loops is four, so the number of stakes should match that amount. Special cases, like an inflatable obstacle course, are much larger than a standard residential or commercial bounce house, and as a result require more tie-down loops and stakes in order to remain stationary. Also, as a result of the obstacle course’s size, the stakes you receive may end up being significantly larger than the average size stake, ranging anywhere from 12 to 36 inches in order to properly hold the device in place. Regardless of how many stakes you’ll need, the appropriate amount and size will ship with your purchase.
It should be made aware to any potential buyers and owners of bounce houses that you should not use stakes to hold your bounce house in place if you plan on setting up your bounce house inside. If you are setting up indoors, you will require the use of sandbags, tying them to the tie-down loops to hold the inflatable device in place, rather than trying to pound stakes into a hardwood or concrete floor. Also, should these stakes ever become lost or unfit for use, extra stakes will not be part of the shipment and must be ordered separately from a supply web site or hardware store.
Bounce houses can be a wonderful opportunity for thrills and excitement in the spring and summer months. However, as strong and powerful as your bounce house may appear, it can still be fragile under the elements and poor weather. A news story you may occasionally find in the media is the report of a bounce house that has blown away or off the ground due to strong gusts of wind. It is sad to see these stories pop up more than once, not only due to the potential injuries of such an occurrence, but also because keeping your bounce house from blowing away is one of the most easily prevented accidents from occurring.
The simplest way to prevent bounce houses from blowing away is to judge for yourself whether or not set-up is a good idea. One of the basic rules that applies to all inflatable devices in all parts of the world is that you should not attempt to set up your bounce house if the wind is blowing at 15 miles per hour or faster. As strong as the stakes that hold your bounce house into solid ground are, if the wind is blowing quickly and strongly enough, the stakes will have little effect. You should be able to gauge for yourself if the weather is torrential enough to temporarily postpone any bouncing plans you had for the day.
If the wind is not gusting across the landscape at 15 mile-per-hour speeds or higher, but your bounce house is still coming loose from the ground, there might be a problem with your stakes that needs addressing. The stakes that will ship with your bounce houses have a very small probability of breaking or rusting over. Because of this, you should consider driving and pounding the stakes into the ground even harder than you already have been. Consider seeking help from a stronger neighbor or friend to help you. Single digit wind speeds should not be posing a serious problem to your bounce house. Making sure that your bounce house is secure is a top priority to maintaining the safety of the set-up site and the users.
Injuries can always be avoided in emergency situations such as these. Always keep your bounce house, as well as its users, under constant supervision to instantly detect when something has gone wrong and to take action against it. As soon as you or another watchful adult or guardian see the stakes start to come loose, or see the bounce begin to slightly lift off the ground from the wind storms, immediately have anyone using the inflatable device evacuated. Have everyone remain calm, especially the adults, as the bounce house is cleared out and its users are safe and sound underneath a roof. Once the evacuation is complete, you should attempt to take down the bounce house if you can safely do so. At the very least, you should deflate the bounce house to prevent the inflatable from potential harm.
If you are still worried about the potential havoc a bounce house may wreak on your bounce house, there is always the option to set up your inflatable bouncer indoors, using sandbags to hold the bounce house to your indoor floor, rather than stakes or spikes. Unless you happen to live in a wind tunnel, your bounce house will be safe indoors from any gusty storms that strike your area.
Bounce houses are, without question, some of the best sources of summer and spring entertainment available. One of the best things one can genuinely say about the bounce house industry is its constant strides of ingenuity and innovation. Bounce houses are created and released every month with the purpose of creating an unforgettable adventure. A common theme among modern bounce house manufacturers is the concept of looking forward. Imagining what the future might bring helps current designers and manufacturers of inflatable devices to create innovative, original structures that can appeal to a mass audience today.
The Bounce Bot Inflatable Bobble Bouncer, commonly called the Bounce Bot for short, is a perfect fit for all bouncers who are fascinated by science fiction and space adventure. While the Bounce Bot is fun to bounce in, with enough room for you and your friends to safely bounce without collision, what makes it truly special lies on the outside of the structure. The Bounce Bot’s bright white walls shine under the sun, making it visible from very far away. Meanwhile, the Bot towers over its set-up site and the yard it’s located in, mainly due to the robot head and arms located at the top of the structure. As users of the bouncer star to jump around, the robot head on the ceiling of the house begins to shake from side to side. Each jump triggers a new vibration, and provides entertainment for those inside and outside supervising the activities. In addition, the two arms on the side of the structure wave up and down in sync with the head and the rest of the bouncing.
Another glimpse into the future comes by way of the Quantum Leap Inflatable Bounce House, which uses its space theme and inflatable nature to simulate walking on the moon and leaping through space better than any other bounce house on the market. Users begin their mission by climb through the zipper-opening in the front wall of the fully inflated house. What immediately makes the Quantum Leap unique is its outside design. The front wall shows off a space-walking design of astronauts on the moon, leaping their way through space, with a rocket ship and other planets and stars in the background. Few other inflatable structures have this detailed, mural-like design at the entrance and on the walls of the device. Two towering rockets act at the front two pillars of the house, readying a user’s mind for the adventure that awaits inside. Once inside, users of the bounce house can pretending they’re on the moon or some other distant planet. An elongated bouncing area allows for longer jumps, more accurately simulating the feel of soaring through space, exploring beyond Earth, searching for what life lies beyond all those stars. Outer space is a wonderful theme for bounce houses, because a bounce house can easily simulate the low gravity found on the moon.
Either of these bounce houses can especially appeal to bouncing users with dreams of the solar system and space travel, in addition to more than satisfying anyone looking for an exciting adventure bouncing and leaping throughout the day. Anything involving space and its exploration will always find a great deal of support and interest from the public, and this includes bounce houses, both today and tomorrow.
If you are searching for a bounce house this summer, it may take some time to find just the right kind. As fun and exciting as bounce houses can be, the one that fits best for you and your family may not exactly be on the main page of the first web site or catalog you check. There are several different styles and types of inflatable devices, each with their own unique features to be categorized by. One such way to sort through the ever-growing list of available bounce houses is by the shape and size of the actual bouncing area.
The most common shape that you will find in your search for an inflatable bouncer is a square. This can apply to both the bouncing area itself as well as the overall shape of the inflatable device. While the actual official dimensions of the square bouncers may differ slightly in inches or feet, such as the Superstar Bounce House, whose area is 12’ x 14 ft, as long as the actual bouncing area resembles a square, the item is categorized as a square bouncer. Square-shaped bounce houses are typically the easiest to design and create. Once the bouncing area has been completed on each square bouncer, then additional pieces and designs may be added to the outside of the structure. These pieces give the square bouncer their own unique features, and almost something of an identity, while still maintaining the square centerpiece. Typically, bounce houses designed for young children who are just being introduced to the concept of bouncing and physical activity will take a square shape. The square design is simple and very accessible to younger children, who do not require a complex and elaborately-designed bouncer to be curious and eager to explore.
Bounce houses that are in the shape of a rectangle are also fairly commonly manufactured by bounce house companies. Typically, rectangular bounce houses and inflatable devices have a very elaborate design, with complex designs and features, such as slides built coming out of the bouncing area. These unique features often push the length of the bounce house to be several feet longer than the rest of the bouncer. There are a solid amount of bounce houses and inflatable combo bouncers created that have a square bouncing area surrounded by a variety of exciting activities. Others, like the Quantum Leap Bounce House, are specifically designed to have a longer bouncing area to allow users to make longer leaps and bounds; this allows for a more authentic simulation of leaping and exploring the moon.
During your search for the best bounce house, you might come across bouncers with unusual, fairly unique shapes for their bouncing area. These are all fully functional and pose no unnecessary risk to you or your family, but they are noteworthy when trying to categorize. One such odd shape for a bounce house is an octagonal shape, as seen in the Pop Star Bounce House With Slide. The octagon shape allows for the slide to be easily attached, with added square feet for an increased number of potential users. Due to complexities in their construction, bounce houses in the shape of a perfect circle may be hard to come by, but there are such examples, like the Gladiator Arena, which is as close to a perfect circle as an inflatable device can get without being impractical. Typically, inflatable devices that are not shaped like a square or rectangle are classified as inflatable devices, rather than bounce houses with safety nets and vinyl roofs encasing the structure. Whichever shape you end up choosing, you're going to have a fantastic time bouncing throughout the summer days.