Maintenance of Inflatable Products
water park product such as a water trampoline or water slide represents a
significant investment. Prior to installing in the spring and after taking
out in the fall a little repair and maintenance is well worth the effort.
Inflate and Maintain The Proper Air Pressure
Maintaining the proper level of inflation is critical for the
safe and enjoyable use of inflatable water park products. Under-inflated
products flex more during use which can cause user discomfort, reduced
bounce height and wear. Over-inflation can cause stress on the seams
leading to leaks and permanent damage. Proper inflation will also discourage
marine animals from
Check for proper inflation of your water park product regularly.
It may appear soft
early in the
morning, but will expand once the sun warms it. A Digital
Pressure Gauge can be very helpful for checking pressure.
It may be necessary to top up the pressure occasionally. A 12v High Speed
Inflator is a convenient way of topping up from a boat without pulling
it into shore.
Clean the PVC Fabric
Dirt, stains, algae and other pollutants can collect on your
inflatable product. A clean product not only looks better but stops damaging
friction and surface scratches which can reduce the lifespan.
Clean using a mild citrus soap such as Lemon Joy liquid dish soap. Do
not use petroleum-based cleaners or those with pumice, and never use a power
washer. For more stubborn stains, apply Speed
Clean™ restorer and cleaner, to clean and brighten the PVC fabric. These
products are specifically formulated for maintaining inflatable water
Protect Against the Damaging Effects of
Even though the material used to make water trampolines and other
quality inflatables is
initially treated with a UV protectant, long term exposure to
damage the product.
Regularly application of a UV protectant to the exposed surface of
the tube, will
ensure the life
of your product. Poly Guard™ is an eco-friendly, UV Protectant for PVC,
formulated especially for inflatable aquapark equipment. Poly Guard is not
the cheapest product out there but, because it is so long lasting, it is the
least expensive and best way to maintain your water park.
Make Repairs as Soon as Problems Develop
Regularly check and repair handles, rings, straps, springs,
mooring lines, ladders and other components to minimize further damage when
wear or abuse creates damage or leaks.
Keep the straps on attachments tight as loose
straps can tear away from the fabric, permanently damaging attachments.
Should a problem arise, it’s a simple matter to replace a handle
or patch a small leak to ensure your inflatable water park product continues
to perform well for many years.
Refer to your Product Manual, or Contact Us
for help with repairs, parts and service.
End of Season Maintenance and Storage
To avoid getting scrapes or pin holes, never
drag your inflatable product on shore, against docks or over rocks etc. Lift
it out of the water with several people to avoid scuffing.
Before storing, place the inflated product on a clean, level area.
Clean and allow to dry completely.
Apply Poly Guard™ to the surface of all tubes before
Remove all of the air from the tube using the deflation end of
your high speed inflator/deflator or shop vacuum.
Fold the deflated tube in thirds then roll loosely.
Store the product out of direct sunlight and protected from the
environment in a clean, dry location.
It is best to store inside a sealed container with moth balls or
dryer sheets to prevent damage from rodents.
- Do not store uncovered, in a damp location, or
on concrete surface. Ideally the product should be stored in a heated room.