The Difference Between Yard Inflatables and Professional Inflatables

Holiday Yard Inflatables

Professional Inflatables vs. Yard Inflatables

With the introduction several years ago of yard inflatables, we've seen our share of questions about the differences in what we offer and what can be bought at a local Wal-Mart store. In an effort to clear up some confusion, we've created a comparison that will help you determine which is the right option for you. The Same But Different? Not Really. Many people think yard inflatables are just a lower-quality version of custom inflatables. Actually, they are two different things entirely. Think of it this way, you might have a kiddie pool in your backyard or you might have an in-ground pool. Yes, both hold water, both allow you to get wet, but there are major differences in the two as far as materials, form, function, price, and more. At the end of the day, the two pools are simply not even in the same category. Truth be told, you get what you pay for. Yard inflatables were never meant for commercial use. They were originally designed as holiday novelties that individuals could put in their yards. If that's what you are looking for, by all means, yard inflatables can fit the bill. But for professional marketing purposes, yard inflatables will leave you lacking.

Comparision of Professional & Yard Inflatables


Professional Inflatables

Yard Inflatables


Each inflatable is custom-created to match your design.

Not available unless you buy in bulk.


Completely adjustable to meet the customer's needs.

Pre-made in pre-determined sizes.


Industrial-use blower developed to perform well with constant use year after year.

Small, inexpensive blower designed for very limited use.


Heavyweight 7.5-, 10- or 18-ounce vinyl-coated nylon that resists fading for years plus withstands weather, temperature changes and constant use.

Lightweight nylon material.

Installation Accessories

Stakes, tethers, blower, and instructions are included along with available telephone assistance with a live person, if needed.

Stakes, tethers, blower, and instructions are included.



Usually 30-60 days.

The bottom line: Buy commercial-grade products for commercial use and budget-grade products for home use. If customization, quality and helpful support are considerations for you, the choice is clear.

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