Aqua balloon -
Aqua balloons are unique and will look great alone or within your balloon designs. The balloons have a gloss finish and are made from a resilient and expandable material, becoming almost perfectly spherical when inflated. When inflated, Aqua balloons keep their transparency and are soft to the touch.
Aqua balloons can be used in several different ways, such as
Double stuffing them with latex balloons, or
Putting objects inside of them, similar to a stuffing balloon (please see additional images for instructions).
Each Aqua balloon comes with a cover film for protection; this starts to peel off when inflated and should be peeled back before inflating fully.
For example: 70mm Aqua balloon, the minimum recommended filling size is 180mm and the maximum filling size is 130mm. The balloon can be filled with air or helium and should be inflated with a fast inflating speed, to prevent the balloon from losing its left-right balance and becoming misshapen.
Be sure to inflate the balloon to the minimum recommended filling size, as using an Aqua balloon at a smaller size can cause the left-right balance to collapse - losing the spherical shape. To do this, pull the mouth part of the Aqua balloon while twisting it and make a tight knot.
The Aqua balloons come in three different sizes,
the small measures 125mmuninflated and can inflate from 130mm to 230mm,
the medium size measures235mm uninflated and inflates to between 270 and 420mm.
The final size is thelarge, which uninflated measures 470mm and can inflate to a whopping 650-800mm!
The first thing you’re going to notice from these balloons when you inflate themis that they come with a red outer film that protects the balloon prior to inflation.
This starts to peel away as you inflate and you have to make sure this is all theway off before you continue inflating, as it will pull the size of the balloons downand you’ll get an un-even inflation.
The second thing you’ll notice is that the material is different to any other balloon, we say it’s close to bubble balloon but the reality is it’s more like cling film… if you took the cling out of it! Surprisingly though, the material is really tough.
When we finished and had to pop the Aquas, usual method of stabbing the balloons with open scissors just didn’t work.
You had to cut the necks open (or maybe you just need a new pair of scissors!). This is probably due to how stretchy the material is, creating a surface that is difficult to get under tension unlike a latex balloon.
To tie the necks you can stretch it out and tie like you would a latex balloon, tie with a 160 modelling balloon like you would with a bubble or you can heat seal. The Aqua Balloons don’t have valves so you will have to seal them somehow, but this means you can also put things in the balloon through the neck. Because of how sticky the material is however, you may struggle to even get the neck open, we have managed it with a pair of castration pliers (don’t ask!) but the instructions of the sheet suggest that you cut the balloon open from the top, insert you item and heat seal back up. This does work but gives you a flat bottom to the balloon, If you cut a curved line and heat seal multiple times then you can get the balloon to retain it’s round shape when inflated.
The final thing to mention is the float time of the balloons, you can fill all of them with helium and they will float, but because of how thin the material is, you’re looking at float times comparable to latex balloons rather than foil balloons.
The small Aqua floats for 1 days, the medium for 5 and the large for 7.