It is May and the temperature is steadily rising. Summer will soon be here, and that brings with it the pool and pool accessories, which often means a lot of blow up items that make you light headed and take forever to inflate. No one wants to spend their time blowing into a rubber nozzle, so we have a solution for you.
If you have a home pool or frequent the local aquatic center or fitness center pool, you probably also have many inflatable items, like rafts, inner tubes, water wings, ride-on toys, beach balls, and more. Blowing each item up by mouth is exceedingly time consuming. It can take hours to get everything ready or more, depending on how many inflatables you have. Then, by the time you’re finished getting ready for pool fun, you’ll be too worn out to enjoy it.
Using the air in your lungs to blow up things frequently causes a sensation of lightheadedness, which means your brain is suffering from hypoxia or lack of oxygen. Cells in the brain are especially susceptible to this condition, and very rapidly begin to die without air. This is definitely not the way to start your summer.
If you don’t use your mouth, there are other ways to put air into your pool toys. Hand pumps are an option that will certainly avoid any physical harm and will save you some time, but not much. Your arm will be quite sore as well after the non-stop up and down on the handle to force the air into the toys. There are foot pumps available, but you are just trading a sore arm for a sore leg.
You may wonder if you can’t use your mouth or a pump, what does that leave? The absolute best thing to use is an air compressor. With the flip of a switch or a push of a button, you can inflate a large pool in minutes and those pool toys in just seconds. It eliminates all the negative side effects of the other options, and is by far the most efficient way to complete the task.
Inflating with an air compressor is easy. If your blow up item has the small mouth nozzle, put the hose end over the nozzle and hold it flush against the toy. If your item has a wider mouth nozzle, you can use the narrow tip on the compressor and insert it into the nozzle. Just match up the appropriate compressor hose end to the size of your nozzle, turn on, and done. It is the simplest way to accomplish your pool toy task.
Don’t let your summer plans get ruined by trying to manually inflate the pool or pool toys. Save that precious time for the family, give your arms and lungs a break, and choose the fast, easy, high-efficiency method of using an air compressor. Available in a variety of sizes and strengths, you can purchase an air compressor at just about any major store. Of course, you can always check out our guide to find the perfect air compressor for your home.