You want to enjoy the summer vacations with a Pink Flamingo Buoy or other XXL inflatable mattress?
Dubious about your ability to properly inflate your beautiful beast? 🤯 No need to panic! This little tutorial will help you get it properly prepared for the summer season. No more anarchic and exhausting inflating with your mouth! We'll show you the different options available to you for total serenity and a stress-free vacation.
A Giant Buoy such as a PVC Pink Flamingo can easily be filled with air in less than ten minutes, with a hair dryer or an electric air compressor. However, other methods exist, such as the classic manual air pump or the more surprising garbage bag if you have nothing else on hand! In general, it all depends on your budget, your ability to carry the material and the duration of the inflation. Most ROSEUS buoys have two inflation points, the body and the head being separate. However, it doesn't take long to inflate them completely.
Here are some simple tips to inflate your buoy efficiently! 👇
Using an Electric Inflator
This is without a doubt the best option to choose. Inflating is easy, fast and most devices are inexpensive. The only downside is the noise; even if it only lasts a few minutes while inflating the buoy, make sure you don't disturb the neighborhood at cocktail hour! 🍹
This handy gadget is also equipped with several different sized nozzles, so you can use the pump on any type of valve. But the biggest advantage remains its versatility, as it doesn't just inflate buoys! Pool toys, fitness balls, inflatable kayaks (and other sports inflatable equipment), car or bike tires... It's truly multifunctional! 🤩
If you have just received your Pink Flamingo Inflatable, here are the steps to follow:
- Carefully remove the Pink Flamingo from its packaging. Avoid any contact with your fingernails or other sharp objects that could damage the buoy.
- Spread the buoy on a flat area.
- Take the electric inflator tip that fits the air valve on your buoy and push it into the buoy. The air must not escape!
- Plug in the inflator, turn it on and wait a few minutes. In the meantime, you can watch your beautiful beast grow in size!
- Repeat the previous steps for all the valves: the head and the body of the flamingo are usually inflated separately.
- At the end of the inflation, close the valves and head for the water to enjoy!
The Manual Air Pump: A Classic
Another option is to use a manual inflator. Although sometimes tedious and tiring, it remains a safe and very cheap method. The major advantage: you don't need a power outlet or a battery! It only works by arm or leg power. 💪 For better performance and less fatigue, it is best to get a foot pump. Here too we have selected for you a very efficient pump to fill a Pink Flamingo Buoy with air.
This top-of-the-line foot pump inflates air with each up and down movement. All you need to do is follow the same steps as with an electric inflator, but with a little more patience! Several tips are available, and it will also be possible to inflate almost any accessory with an air chamber.
Don't want to buy an electric or manual air pump? Fine, we have some other ideas for you! 😁
How do you inflate a buoy with a hair dryer?
For the more adventurous among you, you can try using a hair dryer. Brilliant technique, isn't it? 👌 Just use it on the cold mode to inflate your buoy quickly. It only takes a few minutes, you may even be surprised at how fast it inflates on some buoys! The main disadvantage is the lack of a nozzle, which is supposed to ensure a proper hold on the air valve. So you'll have to hold everything in place while inflating, but that's the price you pay for the chance to have fun with it afterwards.
How to Inflate a Buoy Without an Inflator?
The final trick is to use a plastic garbage bag. Repulsive at first glance, this is an item that everyone has. It's always frustrating to realize when you're on vacation that you forgot to pack the famous air pump in your suitcase. 😥 The principle is simple: circulate the air from the bag to the mattress by holding the valve of the buoy at the opening of the bag to avoid air leaks. This method requires attention to detail and good physical fitness, as you have to repeat the process several times. So no, it's obviously not as fast as the tips mentioned above. On the other hand, on the budget side, we're breaking all records!
How to Deflate a Buoy Quickly (Bonus Tip)
The day at the beach is coming to an end and it's time to pack up. A date with friends at the local restaurant awaits you in the evening. 🍽 But as nice as it is, your pretty Pink Flamingo Buoy can't fit in the car, and putting it on the roof would be crazy. So you'll want to deflate it as soon as possible with your inflator! 🧐 Indeed, the latter knows perfectly well how to improvise itself as a "deflator" as soon as the opportunity arises. All you need are a few simple steps:
- Take the same nozzle used when inflating and place it in the valve after opening it.
- Use the electric pump to manually decrease the amount of air. The more the pressure (measured in Bar) decreases, the more the buoy will be emptied of air.
- At the end of the deflation process, close the valve with its cap.
- Perform the same steps for each of the buoy's air chambers
- Put the buoy and the inflator in their storage box.
Enjoy the summer with your favorite Pink Flamingo Buoy
We've seen how to inflate and deflate your favorite summer accessory, so you're ready for vacation, well done! Filling a buoy with air is not difficult if you know how to use the right methods with the equipment you have. Mix business with pleasure with our electric inflator 😉
You may still be looking for your buoy, and that's why you have the right idea to learn about its use. Being very popular and flashy during the summer season, it's hard to miss out. The hardest thing would be to have a group of friends having fun with it and end up frustrated that they don't have their own!