While having a bounce house can be a tremendous way to entertain yourself and your friends, it is not without potential risks. Inclement weather, also referred to as torrential weather by those in the business, has always been a threat to inflatable devices across the country. No matter where you live, there will always be at least one day of the year when a storm strikes, making the set-up of a bounce house out of the question. While there are several ways your inflatable bouncer may become susceptible to weather damage and risk, there are also ways for you to counter and prepare for each possible worst case scenario.
One of the most common weather-related problems you will encounter when trying to set up any inflatable device is rainfall. Rain can often strike without warning, and while a large and long thunderstorm is certainly dangerous, even a drizzle can potentially put a bounce house at risk. If you leave your bounce house fully inflated out in the rain, it can potentially weaken the quality of the inflatable’s fabric. In addition, leaving your bounce house soaking wet at any point can cause the formation of mold and mildew on your bounce house’s surface, which can be very difficult to clean and can also lead to structural decay. Use weather forecasts to your advantage when setting up your inflatable devices. If there is a significant chance of rain that will strike your area in the coming hours, set up should be avoided and postponed. A “significant chance” can refer to anything higher than a 25% chance of rain.
If there’s rain in the forecast, there’s a good chance that wind will accompany the storms. While wind may not initially seem like a major threat to you and your set-up, all it takes is one good gust to completely dismantle your day. Any time the wind around your house is blowing faster than 15 miles per hour, the stakes and string that hold your bounce house in place have a legitimate chance of being blown out of the ground. Especially strong gusts of wind can even have the power to pick the bounce house up off the ground while inflated! If significant amounts of wind start to blow through your area, either accompanying a thunderstorm or as its own windstorm, tree branches and other outdoor appliances can be knocked down and carried across the yard by windstorms, potentially colliding with and puncturing your bounce house. Setting up your bounce house indoors is a widely recognized way to avoid damage from both the wind and the rain, providing that you have an appropriate amount of space. You can avoid immediate contact with natural debris by not setting up your bounce house directly beneath a tree, or beneath power lines.
The prime time for using your bounce house over the course of a year is during the spring and summer months, with some possible time in early autumn. Because of this, snow should rarely be a problem you will encounter if you’re ever planning to set up your inflatable device. However, freak snow storms have been known to occur in parts of autumn and spring, depending on your location. If snow were to somehow strike your area while the bounce house, avoid any thoughts of setting up your bounce house until it all melts away. Since snow and ice are made of frozen water, they will eventually have the same decaying and mildew effects as rainwater. No matter what sort of torrential weather hits your area, a legitimate problem may appear if you have rented your bounce house, as well as any additional equipment, and poor weather is more than likely to strike your part of town the day. Remember to keep in contact with your bounce house supplier to reschedule and avoid further complications.
With the 4th of July coming up this Monday, you likely have quite an amount of plans and activities in store. If nothing else, it's highly certain you have at least a three-day weekend. After all, Independence Day, the 4th of July, has to be one of the United States' most important and beloved holidays. The 4th of July is a national celebration of the founding of this country, and we go all out in celebrating. In all 50 states, family and friends hold massive barbeques, go on vacations, and attend local festivals and carnivals to celebrate with your fellow neighbor. Regardless of your location, the day will be capped off with the largest and brightest fireworks display your eyes have ever seen. In your adventures this weekend, there's a very good chance that you will have the opportunity to use a bounce house at some point. Make sure to treat them, and yourself, with the highest amount of safety and common sense you can.
During your travels in the beginning of July, you will likely see many bounce houses on display and ready for use, either in your own yard for a family gathering, or numerous different sizes and styles rented for a local festival. There’s a good chance you will see at least one bounce house with an American theme and colors. Any bounce house with an American theme is easily identifiable due to its prominent red, white, and blue color design shining brightly under the sun. These inflatable devices include bounce houses, water slides, and combo jumpers, and are sure to have the word “America” prominently in their name. To cater to large crowds, these bouncers will likely be accessible to partygoers of all ages, and free to use from sunrise to sunset.
Even though it is a holiday and time for celebration, you should not relax on safety and sense when using any kind of inflatable device. All the same rules still apply when using your bounce house. Do not detonate any kind of firework or sparkler near an inflatable device. The explosive power of even a small firecracker is enough to puncture the walls of a bounce house, not to mention the fact that every one of these devices set off sparks. These sparks can set fire to the bounce house if you aren’t careful, regardless if the bouncer is inflated or not. When the official fireworks are set to start, make sure that the bounce house has been completed deflated and properly packed away so that sparks and flames from the fireworks show do not land on, hit, or ignite the inflatables. Always have at least one responsible adult on hand near your bounce house's set-up location to make sure that it is always safe and under guard from accidents and mishaps.
Whether you have massive plans for your 4th of July weekend made well in advance, or simply intend to relax and take it easy among family for the festivities, make sure that you remain safe and happy. This great holiday is a time for celebration and excitement, and using a bounce house can bring you both of those things in abundance, but make sure that you follow all the same rules and precautions you normally would when bouncing. Safety is highly critical for all during this kind of event, especially for you and your children. Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July, everybody.
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.
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.
One of the great dreams a kid can have growing up is the hope of one day having their own personal club house or tree house in their backyard. The clubhouse can be used by the child and all of their close friends, and can act as their own personal escape from the world and its worries. Unfortunately, club houses and tree houses are not always given the chance to be created.
In order for a club house to be built in the yard, you would first need enough space in the backyard for such a structure to fit. Creating a small-scale house for children to safely use on a daily basis requires the parents to have some knowledge of construction, as well as the ability to put it into practice. Tree houses are even more difficult to build, as they require a tree in the yard large and broad enough to allow for construction to take place on its branches, in addition to being strong enough to support the combined weight of all its users at any given time. This is another scenario where bounce houses are a worthy alternative to stress, and can make some of those club house dreams come true.
Bounce houses are top-notch sources of excitement and recreation, and can prove to be more worthwhile than a club house or tree house. Unlike the club houses, which require physical strength and knowledge of a specific craft to come into creation, bouncers only need enough space for a safe set-up; from there, it’s only a matter of reading an instructional manual. There’s no real need for extensively planning out procedure as you likely would need to for a club house. However, jump and club houses both share many common ideas. Like club houses, bounce houses have strong ties with a child’s imagination. Tree houses can be a safe haven for best friends to gather after school or on weekends to catch up or hang out. But, they can also be a source of great entertainment and fantasy. Children inside of a tree house can pretend they’re in their own personal fortress, safe from the rest of the world, or in a castle or airplane high in the sky. Bounce houses allow for much of the same behavior to take place. Friends can gather in the main bouncing area just to hang out, and with the right theme, children can believe they’re on a wild jungle safari, or sailing the seven seas in search of buried treasure. Inflatable structures like a bounce house are more than capable of being a worthy alternative, or even a companion, to the imaginative world of the club house.
There are even specific bounce houses that appeal directly to the idea of having your own personal club house. This can be seen in bouncers like the Kidwise Clubhouse, which contains multiple climbing and bouncing areas, in addition to multiple slides inside and outside its walls. These features allow children to imagine themselves in a remarkable safe location which is theirs to explore, while at the same time allowing them to bounce, slide, and soar through the air simultaneously. The bouncer’s green and brown color scheme creates the imagery of a tree house in the yard, only without all the hard work that goes into creating such a structure. Wonderful, imaginative themes such as these are another source of proof that bounce houses are an absolute treasure.
Bounce houses are well-known for creating incredible, memorable entertainment. All types of inflatable devices are blown up in backyards, public parks, and local neighborhood areas from the first day in spring to the last days of autumn every single year. Because bounce houses and moonwalks are highly popular among families and suburban environments, owners of bounce houses often have some kind of animal in their care as a pet. While pets are certainly to be beloved and cared for their owners, there sadly is no place for a pet around any inflatable device.
Regardless of the type of pet you have, such as a cat, a dog, a bird, or even some kind of reptile, allowing them near, or even inside your bounce house would be inadvisable. The tricky thing about the whole scenario is that when you begin to set up a bounce house in your yard, it may be hard to keep pets away from the massive inflatable structure. Dogs or cats might become curious, and could sniff out and explore the bounce house to try and figure out what it is. It is very important, however, to keep any pets away from a bounce house, both to protect the safety of the pets and the bounce house itself. It is a certainty that the lives and safety of the animals is absolutely essential and must be preserved at every opportunity.
Placing an animal inside of a bounce house can lead to immediate disorientation and confusion. To be picked up and placed on a shaky, constantly moving ground with no easy way out will not be a very entertaining time for a dog or a cat. Smaller pets, such as a bird, gerbil, hamster or mouse can end up getting lost in the elaborate, complex designs of a bounce house. It doesn’t matter how big or small you think your inflatable device is, because to your small pet, it looks absolutely massive. Smaller pets definitely run the risk of being lost and disoriented while within the oxford cloth or vinyl walls. If users of the inflatable device are not careful, they can accidentally injure their pets while bouncing around inside of the structure. If a bounce house was to collapse, or some other accident was to occur while pets are inside the structure, the animals would become frightened, and panic. The experience could inadvertently traumatize the animal.
By this same reasoning, keeping pets out of bounce houses will also protect the bounce houses themselves from injury or damage. The most popular pets in America are dogs, cats, and birds (and, it’s safe to assume, if you are a bounce house owner with a pet, it’s likely one of these three). All of these animals have sharp claws, feet, or talons as a vital part of their bodies. All inflatable structures are susceptible to deflation by puncturing, and all animals placed inside of an inflatable structure will likely have their claws out due to fear and confusion. Keeping pets out of and away from bounce houses will avoid the chance of the claws puncturing the walls of the bounce house in an attempt to explore, or, more likely, escape.
Your pets will likely remain curious about the events of your bounce house party, especially with a large gathering of people in their yard and the presence of a giant inflatable device. To keep your pets happy and at ease, it would be a good idea to seek out help. One of the ways fellow parents or responsible adults can help out is by taking turns in supervising the pets for the day. Dogs, cats, and other pets love attention, and since they won’t be able to get it playing in a bounce house, they can still get their attention and care from their loving owner.
Bounce houses can be a fantastic source of summer entertainment, but sadly, all good things must eventually end, at least for the day. When you and your friends are finished bouncing, or nightfall hits (whichever comes first), you will need to deflate your bounce house in order to properly preserve the material, in addition to protecting it from possible theft and vandalism. However, while the deflation process will generally remain the same for each attempt, the bounce house may accidentally experience trouble during the shut down. As a bounce house owner, you should make sure that you know the difference between a proper deflation and a deflation that has gone wrong.
Deflating your bounce house at the end of the day is a relatively simple procedure. If you have been able to discover how to set up an inflatable device, taking the bouncer down should be just as easy to learn. Make sure that all people have safely exited your jump house before beginning. Clean out the bounce house, then turn off and unplug the blower from the wall outlet. The air that had been circulating inside of the walls of the structure will slowly begin to escape the bounce house through a series of microscopic holes located in similar locations on all four walls. When the blower was activated and the moonwalk was inflated, air regularly exited the bouncer through these holes to prevent over-inflation. With no incoming air from the blower, the air will simply leak out through these holes, causing the walls to slowly and steadily come down. Once the air has almost completely vacated the bounce house, detach the tie-down loops holding the bounce house in place (either indoors or outdoors). Similarly, remove the bounce house’s air tube from the blower. Roll up the now-empty vinyl material and store the bouncer in its over-sized storage bag for use on another day.
The only positive aspect of an improper deflation is that such an occurrence will be very easy to spot and notice. There are several red flags that you can detect during the deflation process. Always remember to not remove the air tube from the blower before deflation is complete. This will prevent anything from entering the bounce house during the deflation process, as well as keeping the deflation calm, smooth, and non-drastic.
At no point should you hear air gushing out of the inflatable device’s walls. During deflation, air should slowly and steadily be exiting the bounce house through the tiny holes, and should be doing so silently, or in near-silence. If you hear air rushing out of the bounce house, or see the walls collapse faster than they usually do, then your bounce house might have a major tear in the fabric that you might not have noticed. Such a major tear could be located underneath the structure, or in the foundation of the bounce house. A rip like that might not immediately start to deflate the rest of the structure, as it would be held in place against the ground or a tarp underneath the bounce house. However, once the deflation process starts, there will be no air pressure keeping the tear pressed against the ground; as a result, the air will begin to shoot out at a staggering rate. Find the hole and patch it at the earliest possible opportunity. It will help to prevent further deflation problems from ever occurring again.
A bounce house can be one of the best experiences a child can have. The freedom to bounce, jump, leap, and soar around their yard in their own inflatable device is a remarkable feeling that provides a nearly unending source of entertainment. Children will want to bounce as often as possible with friends or siblings, so long as the device can be used. This makes parties and celebrations that involve bounce houses to be among the most memorable for children. However, excitable children using a bounce house may take the games too far, and depending on their levels of adrenaline, can turn overly rowdy and accidentally violent. If you are a parent holding a bounce house party for your children and their friends, be aware that if the playing begins to get violent, there are both simple causes and multiple ways to regain control of the guests.
“Rowdy activity” in a bounce house can refer to a variety of different unruly behaviors that should be addressed directly before bouncing should continue. Some children get such a thrill from bouncing and leaping that they become far more excited and energetic than anyone else in the bouncer. The varying levels of excitement can lead to friction and accidental injuries inside of the inflatable device. Some bounce houses with sports themes and activities may also be a cause or rowdy activity. The games inside of the structure, such as baseball, basketball, or dodgeball, may end up being taken too seriously, and as a result, there may be an outbreak of violence or injury. Another way that young bounce house users can start to have a negative reaction inside a bounce house is by pure accident. During bouncing, users can accidentally collide, either in mid-air, or on the floor of the bounce house by way of tripping or shoving. Either way, the accident can possibly lead to injury, and might lead to violence in retaliation. The collisions can possibly be avoided by staying within the population limit of a bounce house, but is likely to occur purely by accident.
In order to calm down the guests at your child’s party, there are several measures you can take. A common-sense precaution that you can take from the moment the party begins is to have at least one adult or guardian supervising the bounce house at all times. Always make sure that you have at least one responsible adult monitoring the bounce house each and every minute that it is inflated, in addition to one inspecting the blower and making sure that the quality of the bouncer is in tact. When children know they are being watched and monitored, they might be less inclined to act out and try and break the rules.
Unfortunately, some children might continue to break the rules, even if they are under direct watch. It may become necessary to temporarily “shut down” the bounce house for a period of time if the roughhousing continues. This can refer to either clearing all the users out of the bounce house for a temporary time-out, or even going as far as to unplug the blower and deflate the bounce house. Let your guests know that violence will not be tolerated at any point in the party, and most definitely when bouncing. Safety is a priority at all times, both for the children and for the inflatable device. Always remain alert and responsible to avoid injuries, either accidental or intentional.