As technology has changed so, too, has the ability to create moonbounces and inflatable slides. Now they’re more affordable than ever, and because of this some manufacturers have decided to create home versions of the large commercial moonbounce products that you are currently renting out. Because of this you’ve likely seen a bunch of websites that try to talk parents into purchasing their very own moonbounces, but the jump houses that these other manufacturers sell are not the same type of jump houses that you rent out. It’s important that your clients also recognize that there is a difference between a commercial moonbounce and the at-home version.
What is the biggest difference between the commercial moonbounce and the at-home variation of the same thing? The material that it is made out of. A commercial moonbounce is made of a high quality polymer that is designed to withstand a variety of different factors, including temperature, inclement weather, and a lot of foot and bouncing damage. It is designed to be cleanable and to last for a very long time. Even the sewing on a commercial moonbounce is designed to be much more sturdy and thorough and to last for a long time.
In contrast you will find that most at-home bounce houses that are sold are made of a lightweight plastic material that is not able to hold up for a long time. If just one or two children are jumping on it occasionally it should be fine, but if you have a large birthday party chances are pretty good that the lighter weight product will take a beating and will come out worse for the wear. The seams are also not designed to be as sturdy and can rip apart fairly easily in most at-home bounce houses, which is why they all come with patches.
Another big difference between the commercial moonbounce and the at-home version is the blower. The blower that comes with a commercial version is designed to blow for as long as you want it to and many are actually very “green”. When it comes to an at-home moonbounce, however, the blower is not created to be as strong or to last as long as the commercial version. Parents should feel as though they can purchase their own moonbounce if they would like, but they should know that there is a huge difference between a commercial moonbounce and the at-home version.