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TO ZIPPER OR NOT TO ZIPPER? (that is the question).

  Before I started this business, I read a lot of message boards about inflatables. And most of what I read always told me to get inflatable units with zippers. Zippers are invaluable. So I have never purchased a unit without one, and I have also discovered the value of zippers.

So you are getting ready to purchase an inflatable. And you have the option to dish out another $75.00 to add a zipper to you unit. Or keep your $$$.

Here are five good reasons to get a zipper:

1) Faster deflation time.

2) Being able to go into the base of the unit and check the integrity of vinyl and seams.

3) Being able to go into the base of the unit to place a patch. Since patches placed inside the base of more secure and less unsightly.

4) Being able to go into the base of the unit to mop up puddles and trapped water, after your inflatable has been rained on.

5) Being able to go into the base of the unit to clean up dirt, leaf bits, and sand that has been drawn into the blower intakes and into the inflatable. Yes, it happens. Even mischievous kids think it is neat to watch sand and dry dirt being sucked up by the handfuls, into the blower intake. (thank the parents that aren't watching them.)

6) Being able to go into the base of the unit and being able to wash and clean the inside vinyl; and to kill bacteria and get rid of malodors.

This is of course, if you can fit through your zipper. And even though you can fit through it. Make sure when you order your units, that the area within the base in completely accessible through the zipper. Since sometimes the base of inflatable is sectioned off, and there are only air holes through a wall to allow air flow.  You might have to get a unit with more than one zipper to make the base accessible.

The only good reasons to not get a zipper:

1) To save $$$.

2) Prevent abrupt deflation, while in use, by an unzipped zipper which is only being held by the velcro flap that goes over it. Making sure the zipper is zipped before the velcro is in place will prevent this from happening.

3) ???



Written by Sharon Patten.
Member Name: ADB at the Moonwalkforum.com.
DATE 02 - 27 - 10












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