When using electric powered devices around children it is always important to consider safety first. This is especially true for bounce house blowers since they are used both outside and near children.
Every bounce house is designed to vent some excess air. However, it is important to best match a replacement blower to that of your bounce house. If you refer to your original owners manual, you most likely will find details regarding the blower that you would like to replace. Bounce house blowers are generally rated by the motor size (horsepower-HP) and the amount of air they are capable of producing as measured by cubic feet per minute (CFM). Referring to your original owners manual before purchasing a new blower will help to make sure that you do not underestimate or overestimate the CFM requirements of your inflatable bounce house.
When using a bounce house blower, it is important that it is connected directly to the outlet. The use of extension cords is not recommended. Additionally, connecting the blower to a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet will provide additional protection for the children and operator which are in a close proximity to the blower unit. If the bounce house is used outside, the bounce house should be deflated and blower should be immediately disconnected and put away if it begins to rain. Please keep in mind that CSA C22.2 No. 113 (Canada) and UL 507 (United States) certified blowers have been tested for safety and have achieved the highest safety standards. Those blowers which have met both the US and Canada safety standards will carry the cETLus certification symbol.
Whenever a bounce house is in use, a qualified attendant should always be present. Children do have a tendency to get near the blower at times, and a supervising attendant can make sure that the children can be kept away from the blower. In addition to the hazards of electrical shock, an unintentional deflation can occur leaving other children inside a deflated bounce house and surrounded by vinyl.
At Bounce House Play we place bounce house safety
first. If you have any additional questions regarding blower safety, please use our contact form so that we can address your specific questions.