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Caring For Inflatable Equipment

Posted on 2016-05-07

 

There are many kinds of inflatable products that make our lives a little easier and more enjoyable. These items can be decompressed and stored in relatively small areas to keep them out of the way when they aren't needed. But there's more to caring for your inflatable equipment than letting the air out and stuffing it into a box for the garage.
 
Teach everyone in the household to use the equipment responsibly. Most of these items are not built to take extreme or harsh treatment. Don't let kids jump on them, poke with sharp objects, or otherwise mistreat inflatable furniture, toys, or sports items. These things should be handled with respect and used according to their intended purpose. If you see someone, even the dog, mishandling an inflatable piece of equipment, take the item away and let Fido know he's made a boo-boo.
 
Keep your inflatables clean and in good working order. Often made of plastic, canvas, or vinyl, they can be easily wiped up and kept dry to reduce the risk of disintegration or rot. Don't leave them laying outside in the elements. Don't let them become twisted, distorted, or otherwise ill-used in even accidental ways. When in use, keep them in their proper environments--beach balls in the pool, toddler chairs in the playroom, etc.