Inflatable / January 17, 2019 / Esperanza Langlais
Inflatables came very much into the public eye as architectural and domestic object when synthetic material became commonplace. Iconic structures like the US Pavillion on the 1970 Osaka Expo by Davis and Brody and Victor Lundys travelling pavillion for that Atomic Energy Commission popularized the idea that inflatables can be a way to build large structures with very extendend interior spans without pillars. These nice hopes for inflatable structures would later be dashed by the many practical difficulties faced by inflatable buildings such as climatization safety sensitivity to wind and fire proofing that currently restrict their use to very particular circumstances.
Paying a little more for your Inflatables can save you a lot of money in the long run not to mention a whole lot of aggravation and lost customers! Buying the cheapest Inflatables can many times turn out to be a very expensive mistake. You should ask yourself how much in lost rental revenue you will incur if that bargain Inflatable falls apart in a few months right in the middle of your busy season. A lot more than you might think. And good luck trying to get it fixed in less than a month or two. (Especially if it has to be shipped back to China for repairs.) During that time you would have lost 10-15 rentals multiplied by your average rental rate which could cost you as much as Two Thousand Dollars or more each time your China Inflatable is out for repair.
This will make the renter more knowledgeable about the situation and also be able to supervise the participants. There should always be a responsible adult supervising the inflatable and the participants using it. The adult attendant should make sure the participants are not breaking any manufacturer-designated rules. It is always a good idea to open up your inflatable product when you receive it from the manufacturer and test it out yourself. The best way to gain experience on delivery and safety is to experience the product yourself and study what potential safety hazards there can be and work from there.