When you are looking at air mattresses, have you considered how they are inflated? Many people do not realize what it takes to actually inflate an air mattress. Some people have actually been under the impression in the past that people would blow into the air mattress as if it were a balloon. This method was awful and would take forever to complete.
In the days before air mattress pumps, it would take forever to inflate an air mattress. It was literally an overwhelming task that was nearly impossible. With the advances in technology, a solution was discovered. The air mattress pump was created, which gave many people the tool they needed in order to use an air queen size mattress successfully.
There is a wide range of air pumps available. Some of the pumps available are manual and must be manually used, while others are electric. The manual pumps tend to work much better for camping situations and areas where electricity is not readily available. However, whenever possible the use of electric pumps is always easier since they require less physical work in order to inflate air mattresses.
When using a pump indoors, or in an area where electricity is available, it is highly desirable to use an electric version of the pump. Some air king size mattresses even include an air pump built right into the air mattress to make it quite simple to transport all necessary pieces. This is one of the simplest forms of air pumps that you can use, as well as one of the most desirable.
While most air mattresses do include a manual air pump, you will likely want to purchase an electric version for normal every day use, and keep the manual air pump for emergencies. This ensures you always have a spare pump in the event it is needed, yet have the ability to quickly inflate your air mattress bed, when it is convenient to you, without having to work hours to inflate the bed.
Remember that with all equipment, it should be properly maintained and kept when not in use. Children should also be supervised when using the equipment to ensure it is not damaged, and prevent injury. This will ensure a long lasting pump that functions for years to come.