Water Sports Refill Kit Water Balloons, 500-Pack

Last updated date: July 24, 2020

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Water Sports Refill Kit Water Balloons, 500-Pack

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Overall Take

You can quickly and easily fill your water balloons without any mess using the special attachment, which comes with a water shutoff. The balloons come in bright colors, and are biodegradable. In our analysis of 20 expert reviews, the Water Sports Water Sports Refill Kit Water Balloons, 500-Pack placed 4th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
494 user reviews
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What experts liked
This is the best value I have found on water balloons. With these you’ll have enough for several of these games over the summer…but you might want to snag 2 while the price is low if you have kids that LOVE to have water balloon fights like mine!
- Fabulessly Frugal
Fun and safe product with which you get 500 biodegradable latex balloons. If you have kids this is the ideal product for buying.
- Top Portal Review
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From The Manufacturer

The Water Sports 80086-2 Water Balloon Refill Kit, 500-various color pack, is ideal for the big neighborhood water balloon fight as well as backyard, pool and beach activities. The safe, biodegradable latex balloons are manufactured for water balloon fun and this set includes a hose nozzle with shut off for easy balloon filling. Water Sports LLC is well known for building leisure, pool and backyard marine products. From Water Cannons to balloon launchers, Water Sports LLC keeps you cool in the sizzling summer months and sports a line of water pistols and pool accessories. Perfect for picnics and pool parties, your whole family will enjoy Water Sport’s volleyballs and wrist launchers. Whether at the beach, in your pool or in the backyard, you will find what you need at an affordable price. We appreciate your interest and commitment to our products.

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An Overview On Water Balloons

On a hot summer day, when the sun is shining and the kids are out of school, there’s nothing quite like getting into a water balloon fight in the back yard. Whether you play hot potato with water balloons or use them for target practice, be sure to get the right kind of balloons that pop when you need them.

While you can still fill a regular air balloon with water, they don’t quite have the same effect as a proper water balloon. Balloons made for air and helium are typically larger than water balloons, and they are made from thicker material. This means that they won’t pop as easily if thrown — which is a crucial element of a water balloon fight. However, while you want the water balloon material to be thin enough to pop, you need to check that it’s not too thin — otherwise, the balloons will tear when you’re trying to fill them up.

Water balloon fun begins when you start getting ready to fill them up. Before you fill a water balloon up with water, it’s best to stretch it out. Blow the water balloon up with air, but only as much as you would fill it water. If you stretch it too much, the balloon won’t pop when thrown. Then you can let out the air.

Next, stretch the neck of the balloon gently. This way, it won’t tear when you stretch it over the nozzle or faucet. Some water balloon kits come with a custom nozzle attachment that’s made specifically for those balloons. For others, you can just fill them directly from the faucet or hose. Don’t fill the balloon up all the way. You’ll want to leave some space so you can easily tie it off.

Place your water balloons in a large container or tub so they don’t roll around on the grass before you’re ready to use them. When it’s warm outside, it’s nice to fill them up with cold water to help cool people down as they play.

DWYM Fun Fact

Did you know that water balloons were originally supposed to be socks? English inventor Edgar Ellington accidentally invented water balloons in 1950, when he was trying to devise a water-proof latex sock. He was having trouble getting the latex sock on to his foot without tearing it, and had tried multiple times. When he finally did get the sock on, he needed to make sure that the sock did not have any microscopic holes. He removed the sock and filled it with water, and noticed that it had, in fact, sprung a small leak. Ellington was so angry that he reportedly threw the water-filled sock across the room, where it hit some furniture and exploded. He was so enthralled that he pivoted his invention away from the sock and instead created what he called water grenades.

The Water Balloon Buying Guide

  • When you’re looking to buy water balloons, decide how you’re going to be using them. Are you going to have a water balloon fight with lots of people, or will just one or two kids be playing with the balloons? This will give you an idea of how many water balloons you need. Keep in mind that unlike air balloons, the point of water balloons is to pop them. As a result, they don’t last very long when in use, so you’ll want to have plenty of extra balloons on hand for your day of fun. Some water balloon kits come with a dozen balloons, while you can find much larger packs of several hundred.
  • Consider whether you want to purchase a water balloon kit that comes with a filling attachment. This is especially useful if you’re filling up many balloons at a time. A water balloon filling attachment makes it easier and faster to fill up your balloons, without dealing with rips or spray. Typically, the attachment affixes to a hose or nozzle on one end, while the other end fits directly into the opening of the balloon.
  • Water balloon fights leave a lot of balloon shrapnel in the yard. If you have young children or pets, the small pieces of popped balloon can prove dangerous. Always be sure to clean up the remains of the water balloon fight as soon as possible.
  • For many shoppers, choosing biodegradable water balloons is a must. This way, if some small pieces of water balloons get left behind after you’re done cleaning up, they will decompose into the ground. This is an eco-conscious option for those who value purchasing environmentally friendly products.