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How to Inflate a Pool Float Without A pump

Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy your swimming pool! If you have a pool float, you know how much fun they can bring to you. If you are a beginner for swimming and you will know how much help you can receive. However, inflating a pool float without a pump could be a challenge.

As a professional Pool Float Manufacturer, in this article, we listed several methods to help you inflate your pool float without the need for a pump.

Method 1: Using Your Mouth

Inflating a pool float using your mouth is the most straightforward method. However, it can be tiring, especially for larger floats. Follow these steps to inflate your pool float with your mouth:

How to Inflate a Pool Float Without a Pump

Step 1: Locate the Air Valve

You have to find the air valve on your pool float. It’s a very small, circular opening with a plastic cap.

Step 2: Open the Valve

Remove the cap and ensure the valve is open.

Step 3: Breathe In

Now you can take an action and blow up it by your month. Take a deep breath, and place your mouth over the valve opening.

Step 4: Blow Air

Gently blow air into the valve. It’s very easy for most of us. But still be careful, because if you blow too hard, and that may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. But don’t worry, it’s doesn’t matter and will be recover soon.

Step 5: Repeat Below Air

You couldn’t blow up it at your first breath. and you have to repeat several times, it depends on how large your pool floats is. Continue inflating the pool float by taking deep breaths and blowing air into the valve. This process can take several minutes, so be patient.

Step 6: Close the Valve

When you feel your pool float is fully inflated, remove your mouth and close the valve cap to prevent air from escaping, be noticed that it should be very quickly.

Method 2: Using a Plastic Bag

Actually without a pump, you can use a plastic bag to make a makeshift pump to inflate your pool float, the wholesale process is not complicated.

Step1: Gather materials

You will need a large plastic bag, such as a garbage bag, and a rubber band or string.

Step2: Open the valve

Locate the air valve on your pool float and open it.

Step3: Attach the bag

Place the open end of the plastic bag over the valve and secure it with a rubber band or string.

Step4: Fill the bag with air

Hold the closed end of the bag and wave it in the air to fill it with air.

Step5: Transfer the air

Squeeze the bag gently to transfer the air into the pool float. Be careful not to let any air escape from the bag.

Step6: Repeat

Continue filling the bag with air and transferring it to the pool float until fully inflated.

Step7: Close the valve

Once the float is inflated, quickly remove the bag and close the valve cap.

Method 3: Using a Hair Dryer

If you have a hair dryer handy, you can use it to inflate your pool float. But this way is a little dangerous if you are not careful, be noted about the temperture, what you use is cool wind. Follow these steps:

Step1: Gather materials

You will need a hair dryer and a funnel or a piece of cardboard rolled into a cone shape.

Step2: Open the valve

Locate the air valve on your pool float and open it.

Step3: Attach the funnel

Place the narrow end of the funnel or cone into the valve opening.

Step4: Set up the hair dryer

Plug in the hair dryer and set it to the cool setting. Do not use heat, as it can damage your pool float.

Step5: Direct air into the valve

Turn on the hair dryer and hold the nozzle against the wide end of the funnel or cone, directing the air into the valve.

Step6: Inflate the float

Continue directing air into the pool float until fully inflated.

Step7: Close the valve

Once the float is inflated, quickly turn off the hair dryer, remove the funnel, and close the valve cap.

Conclusion

Pump is the most convenient way to inflate your pool floats. If there is no pump around your side, there are still several alternative methods that available. Above three methods, using your month, using a plastic bag to make a makeshift pump or using a hair dryer, you still can enjoy your summer swimming with your pool floats. If you have any other good idea and feel free to share with us

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