We have a range of balloon pumps on sale here at Signature Balloons and it can be confusing to know which balloon pump would best suit your needs without testing them yourself. So, we thought it would be useful to test them for you and then to pop something on our blog that could go some way to aiding all balloon pump buyers out there!
First up we have our Economy Hand Pump. The cheapest of the range, it’s your basic double action pump so it will inflate the balloon when you push it in and pull it out. A very effective way to blow up a few balloons, perhaps up to around 20 or so before it becomes tiring. Very useful for 260Q modelling balloons as it comes with a thinner adapter which is ideal for popping into the slimmer neck of modelling balloons. Brilliant for a budget.
Next, we have our Two-way Hand Pump which is slightly more expensive than the Economy Hand Pump but has a smoother, easier action. It is also slightly easier to use due to its longer neck, giving you more to hold onto. A very effective way to blow up a smaller amount of balloons and again useful for inflating modelling balloons. This pump would be best for doing around 30 balloons before you’re likely to get tired.
Next up is the big boy of the balloon pump world, the Heavy Duty Balloon Pump. It is pricier than its predecessors but you get a lot more power for your pounds! As this balloon pump has a separate handle it pumps a lot more air into the balloon with each push and will inflate a balloon in just a few pumps. Fantastically effective for pumping up large amounts of balloons (50+) with minimal effort. This is also the best pump to use if you are taking on the unenviable task of blowing up a 3 foot latex balloon by hand (we would recommend using an electric inflator for this task though!)
Having just mentioned it, it would be rude not to include. This is the Electric Inflator. The most expensive in the range, but also the one that requires the least amount of effort! Perfect for inflating lots and lots of balloons with air as you simply plug it in, pop the balloon over the nozzle and switch it on. The nozzles are perfect for inflating giant balloons and it also comes with some smaller adapters to use for smaller balloons. This is the inflator to use if you have hundreds of balloons or giant balloons to inflate.
So there you have it, a quick run down of the effectiveness of each balloon pump which will hopefully aide you in the balloon pump world! - Mark, Balloonologist.