A: The balloons will not pop unless punctured. However, over time some balloon colors (like red) may fade a little depending on product line and climatic conditions. Typically, the lower the product line the faster certain colors may fade and the sun UV intensity is the other factor involved. We put the lifespan at 6 months because about that time the balloons tend to accumulate dirt and other outdoor grime on their surface deteriorating the original sheen/brilliance of the balloon and we feel should be replaced. They will stay shiny as long as the surface is relatively clean.
A: Because the balloons are supported by a fiberglass rod no helium is required. You may use one of our air pumps or simply inflate by mouth for our Standard Outdoor Economy or Plus Outdoor Enhanced products. Premium Outdoor Extreme balloons are thicker and demand more pressure usually delivered by a hand/foot pump or compressor. Do not use helium as it is a very active gas and will escape thru the material over time causing a saggy look.
A: Our Premium Outdoor Extremes are 18” in diameter. These measurements may vary depending on the temperature of the balloon during inflation and how much you inflate them.
A: It varies depending on the kit but the balloon measures 18" in diameter and the Premium Outdoor Extreme Stems are 40.5”, short poles are 2’ and long poles are 4’, so you can add it all up to find the height to the top of the balloon kit.
A: None. If you are installing the pole kit using our stakes you will need a common hammer or mallet to tap the stake into the ground.
A: Please see the installation instructions included with your order or check out our Product Videos page.
A: It depends on quantity. If you are inflating 5-10 balloons, we would recommend our Universal Hand/Foot Pump. For 10-20, we would recommend investing in our Fast Flow Inflator. For more than 20, we highly suggest our Premium Air Compressor / Inflator.
A: Premium Outdoor Extremes are hands down the best product for high winds due to their robust construction, beefed up fiberglass stems and secure way of connecting together. Every other product line, including all of the competitors will sag, become brittle and eventually form holes in the material and deflate.
A: We offer a 45lb sand/water weight that is specifically designed to hold the Pole Kits. You can place the water weight anywhere you would like. Poles can also be zip tied to fence posts or railings. Please note that Premium Outdoor Extreme Cluster Pole Kits are a little too heavy when it is windy for the weighted base to support…they may tip over.
A: Yes. They have a reusable valve or plug like a play ball. They can repeatedly be inflated and deflated without any problems. Simply pull the valve plug out and let the air escape!
A: Yes and no. About 90% of our products are made here in the USA but there are a few small items made overseas. We make our products in the USA whenever we can because the quality is incomparable and we like to keep jobs at home!
A: We usually ship same day before 12:00PM Mountain Time and next day after 12:00PM via UPS Ground by default. It takes 3 business days to reach the Pacific Coast, 4 days to reach the Atlantic coast and somewhere less than that in between. If you would like to get a more specific idea of the delivery time, feel free to call in to us at 877-600-7595. We are always happy to overnight or express your shipment if needed!
A: Please see the link at the bottom of the home page. In a nutshell, making sure you are completely satisfied is our #1 priority!
A: Absolutely! A 17" helium balloon now costs most areas over $1 to inflate after all costs and taxes are tallied up. Therefore, most of our products would be paid off in just 2-3 weeks!
A: There are a lot of reasons but we think that the biggest is that we, as a company, stand behind our product and our customers. Not only do we sell amazing products, we have a Full Indoor & Outdoor Service that we provide to numerous companies in many states East of the Mississippi River. Over 300 different clients rely on our top-notch service and high quality products each day, with most locations averaging 50+ balloons. That’s a lot of balloons! We visit and replace balloons at each of these locations weekly so we see first-hand what is working and what needs to be improved. If our products weren't reliable, we would be out of business. No other manufacturer tests as many products in as many different extreme environments as we do to help make necessary, on-going product improvements. Additionally, Big Shot Promotions is a family business and balloons are all we do and all we focus on. We will stand behind our craftsmanship for as long as you are using them!