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Q. How do I inflate and deflate the water trampoline?
A. You will need a shop vac. or strong power inflator. Many marina areas have compressed air, but you will need to deflate with a power unit, sucking out the air until the product is flat. We sell a power inflator for this purpose.
Q. How do I store my water trampoline when summer is over?
A. Power deflate and wipe down before storing. Store in a dry storage bin or wrap in a plastic tarp and tie with a rope, and store in a dry place. (see set-up page)
Q. How big of a boat do I need to move the water trampoline?
A. It doesn’t require very much horse power to pull. 5 hp is the minimum required to move a water trampoline.
Q. How do I anchor the Island Hopper™ once I have it set up and on the water?
A. Your Island Hopper™ has D-ring attachments around the outside and on the inside. (see photos) You can simply drop a marine anchor down and tie off to the D-ring. This method makes it easier to move your trampoline at a moment’s notice. If you want to anchor to a permanent underwater mooring, drop the lines down from the D-rings on the inside of the tube, (under the jump surface) so as to keep the lines out of the way of the swimmers.
Q. How do I repair a small hole in my flotation tube?
A. It is as easy to repair a hole as it was with your bike tires when you were a kid. Every unit comes with a repair kit included. Follow the instructions in your owner’s manual or call Aqua Sports for details.
Q. What do I do in the Winter with my trampoline?
A. We recommend you deflate and store your flotation tube when you’re done playing in the Fall. Do not leave it exposed in the cold during the winter months. Simply deflate and fold it into a tarp or bag. We also suggest you treat it with 303 protection or UV Tech before you put it to bed for the winter.
Q. I’m having trouble inflating my tube – I think the valve is broken”. “What do I do?
A. Often it seems a valve is not working when it is. Please see our “Valve and Inflation” page.
Q. How much horse power do I need to pull a banana boat?
A. Banana boats ride very high on the water so they do not require a lot of horse power. Minimum of 50 horse power is all you need.
Q. Can I pull a banana boat with a Jet Ski?
A. Yes. Almost all Jet Skis have enough power to pull even the larger sizes of banana boats. Be sure you have an observer riding along with the driver as to warn when riders fall off.
Q. How do I store my banana boat?
A. All Island Hopper banana boats come with a stuff bag to stow away the deflated banana boat. We suggest you wipe down after use and fold into the bag. Keep in dry place above freezing in the winter.