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Step-by-Step Guide for Assembling and Disassembling Commercial Floating Inflatable Obstacle Courses

Launching Floating Inflatable Obstacle Course as a business venture is an exhilarating experience. At first glance, the setup and takedown process may appear challenging, but with a straightforward guide, it’s quite manageable. With accessible and detailed guidance, all floating aqua park owners can undertake this task on their own.
Bouncia stands as a prime example-with our floating water obstacle courses used in over 200 locations globally, with almost all installations carried out independently by the owners’ team. This clearly shows the manageability of the installation with the aid of detailed, step-by-step instructions. Even though it’s not a simple task, following the provided guidance ensures that owners are fully capable of setting up on their own team.

Installation Guide for Inflatable Obstacle courses in Open Waters 

Inflatable water obstacles are typically installed in open bodies of water and swimming pools. In this article, we will mainly discuss how to install inflatable water obstacles in open water areas such as lakes, seas, and calm rivers.
1. Preparing the Weights:
To prevent your floating obstacle course from drifting due to wind and waves, you need to place heavy weights on the bottom of the water body. We recommend using concrete blocks with hooks for this purpose. Here’s how you can go about it:
For Man-Made Lakes: If you are operating your inflatable water park in a man-made lake, you can position the concrete blocks directly on the lakebed before filling it with water. (See image on the left below).
For Natural Lakes, Seas, or Calm Rivers: In natural water bodies, you will need to use a crane or a motor boat to transport the concrete blocks to the predetermined locations.The weight and number of concrete blocks depend on the layout of your water obstacle course and the environmental conditions. Less weight is needed in calm conditions, while more is necessary if you have strong winds. The exact quantity should be determined by the water park owner, considering both the supplier’s recommendations and their own judgment.
2. Marking the Anchor Points with Buoys
Attach floating buoys to the concrete blocks as markers; this will serve as a visual guide for locating the concrete blocks when you are anchoring the inflatable obstacle course in place. This step is crucial for ensuring that the setup is precise and secure.
3. Weather Considerations for Installation
Monitor Weather Conditions: Before you begin the installation process, it is essential to check the local weather forecast. Aim to choose days that are expected to be calm and windless.
Select Optimal Weather Days: Wind can significantly complicate the setup of inflatable water structures by causing them to shift and move unpredictably. To minimize these challenges, it’s best to schedule the installation during a time when the weather is most stable.
Plan for Delays: Always have a backup plan in case the weather changes unexpectedly. Allocate extra days in your installation schedule for weather-related delays to ensure that you can complete the setup safely and efficiently.


By choosing the right days based on the weather forecast, you can reduce the amount of effort required and prevent potential issues related to windy conditions.
4. Preparing the Installation Surface with Ground Mats
Ground Mat Placement: Begin by laying out ground mats on the area where the inflatable structures will be placed. These mats serve as a protective layer between the inflatables and the ground.
Surface Protection: The mats help prevent any potential damage from rough or sharp objects on the ground, such as stones or sticks, that could puncture or wear down the inflatable material.
Positioning: Ensure that the entire area is covered by ground mats, overlapping them if necessary to create a continuous protective surface.
Securing Mats: If needed, secure the mats to the ground to prevent them from moving during the installation of the inflatables.
By carefully putting ground mats in place, you’re not only protecting the inflatables from immediate damage during installation but also extending their overall lifespan by preventing wear and tear.
5. Transporting Inflatable Equipment to the Waterfront
Inventory Check: Ensure all inflatable water game items are accounted for in your warehouse before transportation.
Safe Handling: Carefully move each inflatable item, paying close attention to avoid any sharp edges or objects that could cause damage.
Transport Method: Utilize appropriate vehicles or trailers designed for large items to transport the inflatables from the warehouse to the waterfront. Ensure they are securely fastened for the journey.
Unloading Process: Upon arrival at the waterfront, unload the inflatables. It’s important to keep them on the protective ground mats or another safe surface to avoid any potential harm.
Staging Area Setup: Set up a staging area close to the water where the inflatables can be organized and prepared for the next steps of installation.
By following these detailed steps, you’ll ensure that the inflatable water obstacle courses are transported safely and efficiently, ready for a smooth installation process.
6. Inflating Water Park Elements
Refer to the Owner’s Manual: Begin by reading the owner’s manual thoroughly. It contains specific instructions on how to inflate and handle each piece.
Consult the Layout and Packing List: Before inflating, review the aquapark layout plan and the packing list to familiarize yourself with the placement and order of each item.
Inflation Sequence: Start the inflation process with the corner pieces of the water game elements. These serve as reference points for the entire layout and help to maintain the structure’s shape and positioning.
Inflate Carefully: Use the recommended inflation equipment and ensure each piece is inflated to the correct pressure, as indicated in the manual.
Safety Checks: After inflation, perform a safety check to ensure there are no leaks and that each piece is securely sealed.
By carefully inflating the water games according to these steps, you’ll set a solid foundation for the water park, ensuring the pieces are correctly positioned and securely anchored.
7. Positioning and Securing Corner Pieces
Locating Installation Points: After inflating the corner pieces, utilize boats transport them to their precise positions in the water as per the layout plan.
Securing the Pieces: Once in position, use bungee cords, chains or durable ropes to secure the corner pieces to the concrete blocks. Ensure that the connections are tight and secure to prevent any movement.
Adjustment for Precision: Make any necessary adjustments to the positioning of the corner pieces to ensure they align with the layout plan. 
By following these detailed steps, the corner pieces of the inflatable water park will be correctly and securely positioned, providing a stable framework for the remaining elements.
8. Assembling and Anchoring The Rest Water Park Items
Grouping Elements: Begin by connecting 2 to 3 of the smaller inflatable items together on land or a stable surface, creating manageable sections that can be moved as a single unit to enhance efficiency.
Positioning in Water: Transport the rest obstacle courses to their designated positions within the water park layout.
Anchoring to the Blocks: Once in the correct location, securely fasten these sections to the chains that run between the concrete blocks. This anchoring process is critical to maintain the structure of the water park and ensure the safety of users.
Checking Stability: After anchoring, double-check that the connections are stable and the items are correctly positioned according to the layout plan.
By assembling and securing all the water park items, you contribute to the overall integrity and safety of the inflatable water park setup.
9. Disassembling the Obstacle Course
When the season comes to an end, it’s time to carefully store away your water games. Here’s a concise step-by-step guide to disassembly:
Unfasten Ropes and Chains: Start by detaching all ropes or chains from the inflatable items.
Marking for Future Setup: To easily locate the concrete blocks next season, tie floating buoys above them before leaving the site.
Tow and Deflate: Use a boat to pull the inflatables back to shore. Before deflating, lay out ground sheets to protect them from damage.
Clean Thoroughly: Rinse off any dirt from the inflatables using a water gun or hose.
Dry Completely: After cleaning, make sure to wipe down and dry the inflatables entirely to prevent mildew.
Pack and Store: Once dry, pack the items into storage bags and place them in a dry, well-ventilated area to protect them from pests.
Following these steps ensures your inflatable water obstacle coures are preserved in good condition, ready for the next season’s enjoyment.
The instructions above outline the complete process for both setting up and taking down an inflatable water park. If you require additional clarification or have questions about any particular details, feel free to contact us at export@bouncia.com.cn. We’re here to support you through every step of the setup and takedown procedures.


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