Information for our customers: The basics of bouncy castles
1. The right installation space
If you decide to have a bouncy castle at the event, you need to be sure that you have the space to set up the bouncy castle. So if in doubt, it is better to measure the place you are aiming for. The basic dimensions of our bouncy castles are always specified both in our web shop and in our offers and are unfortunately not negotiable.
After making sure that the required floor space is available, you should also pay attention to the subsoil of the area. Our bouncy castles are great for setting up on lawns or asphalt. Artificial turf pitches, tartan tracks or paved parking lots are also great. Sandy areas or even red sand on sports fields or forest soil with roots or gravel parking lots are less suitable.
In addition, the installation area must be level, i.e. not have any appreciable slope. curbs or other pointed objects in the area of the installation area are also an absolute no-go!
2. The power connection
All of our bouncy castles, obstacle courses and other inflatable event modules are powered by electricity. Depending on the size of the bouncy castle, one or more blowers are needed to inflate the bouncy castle. Each blower requires 1.1 kW of power and must be connected during the entire operating time of the bouncy castle. Here it is important to ensure that ideally no other large consumers such as coffee machines or refrigerators are connected to the circuit. If too many devices are running on a circuit, the fuse may blow. For events on sports fields, in schools or clubhouses, the caretakers can usually provide excellent information about the corresponding options.
It is also important that the power connection(s) are in the immediate vicinity of the bouncy castle's blower, as our bouncy castles do not come with extension cords as standard. If you definitely don't have an extension cable, let us know as soon as possible, and if in doubt we'll make sure we have enough cable with us.
3. The structure
If the bouncy castle is delivered by us, we will be happy to help you set up the bouncy castle. However, if you picked up the bouncy castle from our warehouse, you should definitely pay attention to the following things so that you don't spoil the fun during assembly.
First lay out the supplied ground sheet(s) so that the bouncy castle stands exactly on the ground sheet after assembly. This protects the bouncy castle from sharp stones or the like, which can always survive despite careful control.
Then roll the bouncy castle into the middle of the ground sheet(s) and remove the transport bag. It's best to pay attention to how our employees rolled up and folded the bouncy castle. You are usually well advised to do the same after your event. So unroll the bouncy castle and then unfold it. Now make sure that the entrance to the bouncy castle is exactly where you want it to be later...
Each of our bouncy castles has several air outlets that can be closed with zippers and Velcro. These closures are currently all open because we had to let the air out of the bouncy castle at the last customer. Therefore now close all air outlets except for the air outlet(s) to which the fans are to be connected. As soon as the supply air hose has been attached to the blower and all other air outlets have been closed, nothing stands in the way of starting. Plug in and watch as the bouncy castle is in front of you in all its glory within minutes.
Depending on the surface, you should now attach the bouncy house to the ground with the supplied pegs and at the same time put up the sign indicating how to use the bouncy castle. The behavior on the bouncy castle is described again on this sign:
- DON'T SHOES ON THE BOUNCING CASTLE
- NO SHARP OBJECTS
- NO FOOD OR DRINKS
- TAKE OFF EYEGLASSES IF POSSIBLE
- DO NOT CLIMB ON THE SIDE PANELS
- NO MORE PEOPLE THAN SPECIFIED ON THE BUNNY CASTLE AT THE SAME TIME
We also recommend that you appoint a supervisor to ensure that the rules on the bouncy castle are observed. In this way, tricky situations can be avoided directly.
4. A rain shower is approaching
If you are unlucky with the weather and a rain shower is approaching your event, please note the following: In particular, protect the blower from getting wet and take the bouncy castle out of operation when it rains. The material of the bouncy castle can withstand rain, but the blower is live and must therefore be protected from moisture. In order to be able to jump again as quickly as possible after the rain shower, you should fold up the bouncy castle as best as possible and use the underlying tarpaulin(s) as rain protection tarpaulin(s). Then, after the rain has cleared, you can put the bouncy castle back into operation straight away.
5. The dismantling
Every event comes to an end. First check that nobody is on the bouncy castle and that there are no lost objects on the bouncy castle. Then unplug the bouncy castle, remove the pegs and open all air vents. Now you should give the bouncy castle a few minutes until it collapses. After that you can start to fold the bouncy castle back together. That's why you noticed how the bouncy castle was folded up during assembly. When the bouncy castle is folded, you should have a long "tube" that is as flat as possible and no wider than 120cm. Now take the opportunity and go over the bouncy castle one after the other - preferably with several people. Ideally, you start where the entrance was and walk in the direction of the air hose, which was just on the blower and through which the air you have displaced can now escape.
It definitely makes sense to give yourself a little time for this work, because the more thoroughly you do it, the easier it will be for you to roll the bouncy castle afterwards.
Start rolling on the side away from the air supply hose and roll the bouncy castle as tight as possible. If you work conscientiously at the beginning, the bouncy castle will fit safely back into the transport bag provided at the end.
After rolling, secure the bouncy castle with the supplied straps and pack the castle back into the transport bag.