Poor weather and limited space can put a damper on anyone’s fun, but can especially ruin any event that has a bounce house or inflatable device set up. The simplest solution to these issues is setting up your bouncer in an indoor location, such as a garage, gymnasium, storage facility, or even in a living room of your house, if you have the space. In order to properly secure any inflatable device underneath a roof, you’re going to use multiple sandbags to complete the task.
All bounce house owners should at least be familiar with the process and techniques of indoor set-up, just in case the situation and circumstances should call for emergency takedown or transfer. Find an indoor location that has enough space to hold your inflatable. Make sure that the area you pick has enough room for the bounce house to inflate without being crammed against the walls or ceiling, in addition to allowing others to safely maneuver around the set-up area. Measure and plan out the floor, if necessary. Once you have found a location, unroll your bounce house so that it is completely flat. Now, take your sandbags, filled with a generous amount of sand to prevent excessive movement. Tie each sand bag to the tie-down loops which normally secure the stakes into the ground outside. These loops are located on every corner of the bounce house; they can also be located in between the corners, along the floor, if the inflatable device is large enough. When each sand bag is secure, attach its air tube to the blower, plug the blower in, and within minutes, your bounce house is safe for indoor use. Those sandbags will make sure that your bounce house won’t go anywhere, in addition to preserving the safety of the users bouncing.
Each moonwalk and jumping sandbag is made from the same vinyl material, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as many of the commercial bounce houses available. As a result, very sandbag manufactured is waterproof, tear-resistant, and remarkably resilient in cold-weather conditions. These sandbags can typically hold 40-50 pounds of sand, but can also hold other forms of ballast, such as lifting weights. Each sandbag is also small and portable enough to be stored alongside its inflatable device in its over-sized storage bag, with room to spare. Just make sure that the zipper on the top of the bag is closed and secure before the bouncing begins; you wouldn’t want an accidental spill during the day’s events. It is unfortunate, but the majority of bounce houses will not ship with sandbags; you will likely have to order them separately. Take our word for it: these special sandbags are remarkable, and well worth the investment, should outdoor emergencies ever arise.