When you own a bounce house rental business, it is important to hope for the best but always plan for the worst. After all, you never know what is going to happen during setup, during take down, or when clients are using the inflatable jumper that they rented. There is something to be said for making sure you are fully prepared, and one of the things you will need to do in order to be prepared is to make sure you have enough sand to hold your bounce house down.
Sandbags are used to secure a bounce house to the ground in locations where you’re not able to drive stakes into dirt. Quite often, bounce house rental owners use both stakes and sand when they are setting up their inflatable jumpers in order to make sure that the unit is secure and not going anywhere. But how much sand to do you need to bring with you when you’re setting up the unit? After all, you have to bring quite a few things with you in your vehicle and it doesn’t make sense to bring more sand and you need.
Doing The Math
How much sand you need depends on how large the inflatable jumper you are setting up is. First, make sure you have the right type of sandbags. Sandbags that are designed to be used with inflatable jumpers are made from the same material that is used to construct the bounce houses – polyvinyl chloride, or PVC. These are the best sandbags to use compare very difficult to damage and will last as long as the bounce house itself does. Generally, these sandbags have a weight capacity of around 50 pounds each. This means that if you put one sandbags on each corner of your bounce house you will have 200 pounds of see and securing the device to the ground, and for most regular sized inflatable jumpers this amount of stand should be sufficient. Larger bounce houses, however, may require that you put more sand down in order to secure the unit properly. If you are unsure how much sand you should use for your inflatable jumper, do not hesitate to contact the bounce house manufacturer and to ask them for their advice. Remember: it’s better to use a little too much sand then not enough.