We all know how frustrating it is to wait around for hours for our pool floats to inflate. Hot sun + no pool float = major bummer. But don't worry; we've got you covered. With this quick and easy guide, you'll be able to inflate your pool float in 60 seconds or less!
What You'll Need
- A pool float
- An air pump
- A stopwatch (optional)
- A friend (optional)
Prepare your materials. Ensure you have everything you need within arm's reach so you don't waste time getting up and down. If you're using an electric air pump, plug it in and get it ready to go. If you're using a manual air pump, get your muscles warmed up and ready to go! And if you've decided to make things even easier on yourself, recruit a friend or family member to help out.
Begin inflating your pool float. Start placing the pump's nozzle on the pool float valve if you're using an electric air pump. If you're using a manual air pump, start putting the pump's nozzle over the pool float valve. In both cases, ensure the valve is open, so air can begin flowing into the float. The float should only take a few seconds to start filling up.
Keep an eye on the progress of your pool float. As it starts to fill up, you'll want to pay attention to how much air is going into it. If it seems like the float is getting full too quickly, you can remove the nozzle of the air pump and let some of the air out so that it doesn't explode! Once the float is about 80% full, you can replace the nozzle and finish inflating it.
Remove the nozzle and close the valve. Once your pool float is nice and full, remove the nozzle from the valve and close the valve so that no more air can escape. At this point, you can sit back and enjoy your hard work or jump into the water and enjoy your newly inflated pool float!
60 Seconds or Less! That's all it takes to inflate a pool float using either an electric or manual air pump! So next time you're feeling frustrated because your float won't seem to cooperate, remember this guide and give it another try; we promise it'll be worth it! Happy floating!
Be sure to check out our other article on the best air pumps on the market to give you more time floating and less puffing!