Bounce houses are ideal for recreation and entertainment during both summer and spring. The easy set-up, vibrant themes/colors, and accessibility to multiple ages all contribute to nonstop fun outside, at least until the temperature gets too cold. While constantly playing under the sun and in intense humidity may be considered risky to some bounce house owners, don’t worry. Any bounce house, moonwalk, or other inflatable device you choose for summer entertainment is more than capable of standing up whatever heat the sun can dish out.
Fear of the bounce house falling apart is a common concern that is voiced to bounce house companies and manufacturers every year. Questions like, “Can this material really stand up to high temperature?” are common, but can be easily answered. All quality inflatable devices are constructed from .45mm fiber-reinforced PVC materials. During the construction process, this vinyl material is sewn multiple times with industrial thread to form a sturdy substance. The material is tested under intense heat, both initially after the sewing has been complete, and later when the device has been completed and fully inflated. The material can stand up to any extreme temperature found during summertime, usually maxing out at 100-110 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, any material used to patch and repair the material, such as Tear-Aid Patch Kits, will also withstand the maximum heat and humidity from the summer months. The material simply has no risk of melting or degrading due to the sun shining.
While the bounce house can stand the heat, another concern is whether or not the users of a bounce house can. A common question posed by potential buyers is: if people are using the bounce house all day long, won’t they have a high risk of getting sunburned? The answer: not quite. A major factor in providing comfort and protection is the safety netting. Rarely will a bounce house be made without the majority of the ceiling, walls, and entrance lacking this netting. The material that makes up the nets contains components that protect against ultraviolet rays from the sun. Even if the bouncer is directly under the sun with no obstruction in the way, the bouncers inside will not suffer burns because of it. Also, air and wind can safely reach the bouncers inside the structure through this netting, even on the hottest days of the year. Still, even if the bounce house is top of the line, it won’t hurt bounce house users to add sunscreen to their skin before entering the bounce area if they intend on jumping all day. Also, consider keeping refreshments handy for those taking a break from bouncing. This will only increase the safety and comfort of the users, qualities that should never be taken for granted.
It should be noted that while the blower that comes with your bounce house can generate a large amount of air, it should not be used to cool off during summer months. This entails positioning the blower so that air blows into direct contact with you or your friends. Doing so would be an improper and irresponsible use of the equipment, as the inner pieces of the blower will begin to prematurely degrade.