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Dunk Tank Rental FAQ's from Arizona Bounce Around

Our dunk tank FAQ page is here to answer specific questions about renting our dunk tanks.

We have separate pages with our contact information, weather & cancellation policy, dunk tank delivery area and privacy policy

Can I put the dunk tank in my backyard or a fenced in area? How much room is needed to set up and operate your dunk tank?
Yes, if you have AT LEAST a 6’ wide gate and clear path for us to wheel the dunk tank through. Our dunk tanks do NOT come apart and cannot be lifted over fences or objects. It comes as one solid trailer and must have the required space to travel thru to the set up area. Once the dunk tank is set up the minimum required space to operate is 15’ wide, 15 feet long and 10 feet tall. More space long will be needed for players wanting more room to throw the balls.
How long does the dunk tank take to fill up and how much water does it hold?
Our dunk tanks will take approx 30 minutes to 1 hour to fill up depending on your water pressure. The renter must supply a water hose and consistent water source to fill up the dunk tank and monitor the water level during use. Refilling of the tank is necessary during use due to water splashing out of the tank as people get dunked. Our dunk tanks hold approx. 350 gallons of water.
Is the Dunk Tank delivered full of water? Can I have water delivered if needed?
No. Our dunk tanks are priced, delivered and transported empty. We do not supply or bring water for our dunk tanks. The renter must provide a working water faucet, clean running water and a hose to reach the dunk tank.
Yes, If you need water delivered for events in areas without running water available we will refer you directly to a local water delivey company. They can fill our dunk tanks with water in about 5 minutes using a 4" fire hose and high pressure pump. You can arrange the details directly with the water delivey company.
What if we don’t have a water hose? Do you rent them?
Yes, We rent commercial grade water hoses for $4.99 per 50 feet. Maximum water hose rental is 1,000 feet on flat level ground. This price includes hooking up and removing the hose(s). We do not allow our water hoses to be driven over for example (crossing a street or parking lot) You must order the necessary hose(s) when reserving the dunk tank so please make sure to compensate for bends and turns in the water hose(s) when measuring distance (example: going around a walkway, doorway or flower bed will use up several feet of hose)
Can I pick up the dunk tank and set it up myself?
No. Our insurance company requires that we transport, set up, review proper placement, and remove our dunk tanks. We are professional dunk tank installers so leave all the work to us and enjoy your party.
What surfaces can the dunk tank be set up on?
Our Dunk Tanks can be set up on most surfaces like concrete, asphalt or grass. Our dunk tanks cannot be set up on dirt, rocks or a rough uneven surface. Using our dunk tanks on grass will make the water in the tank dirty over time from people getting in and out of the tank with dirty feet.
Is adult supervision recommended or required? If we need staff can you provide it?
Yes, adult supervision is REQUIRED the entire time the dunk tank is in use or has water in it. Never leave a dunk tank unsupervised for any reason. If you decide to stop using the dunk tank before we arrive to pick it up make sure the water is completely drained empty and the dunk tank balls and ladder are securely blocked.
Yes, we can provide staff to operate and supervise your dunk tank party at a rate of $21.25 per hour. Our staff is not available to be inside the dunk tank being dunked. Our staff will monitor and supervise your dunk tank the entire time. Staff time starts 30 minuets prior to party start time and ends 15 - 30 minuets after party end time. Please call for details on staffing as many things are factored in staff pricing.
I see you offer different size dunk tank targets, what size target should I get?
Different size dunk tank targets are an Arizona Bounce Around exclusive. After years of renting dunk tanks we decided to make your event better with more choices. We offer 5”, 6” and 8” targets. If your event is for adults only and you want to make it hard to hit, get the smaller 5” target. If you are having a family event or party with all types of ages and skill levels get the 6” standard target. If you are renting the dunk tank for little kids party or ordering the dunk tank for a dunk the boss (that you really don’t like) party get the big 8” target.
Where does the water go after the event is over? Do you take the water with you?
Our dunk tanks have an easy to open 2” valve located at the base of the dunk tank that will drain the water out onto the ground. There is no hose connection or any other way to remove or divert the water from just running out at the set up area. We must completely drain all of the water at the set up area before moving or transporting the dunk tank away. There is no option for removing our dunk tanks full of water.
What is the maximum weight and minimum height requirements for participants being dunked in your dunk tanks?
The maximum weight for participants being dunked is 250 pounds; minimum height is 5 feet tall. There are no restrictions for people or players throwing the balls.
When it’s cold out, can we fill your dunk tanks with hot water?
Yes, but our dunk tanks hold 350 gallons of water so check your hot water heaters capacity. Most hot water heaters only hold around 10-50 gallons of hot water. If you have a tankless hot water heater this may be the only option but again check the rated capacity before renting our dunk tanks to prevent disappointment. You can also rent an outdoor propane patio heater from us to keep you warm while your waiting to be dunked. The patio heater will need to be put on a table for the right height to warm the person inside the tank. Patio heaters will not warm the water.
Can your dunk tanks be delivered and used at a city or private park?
Yes and No, We can deliver dunk tanks to many private parks but you have to check with the person or office that oversees or manages that park. Private parks should have a sign with contact information or contact the home owners association or development group for details. Most city parks do not allow water related items of any kind to be used in city parks. In any case you will need to make sure clean running water is available close by and make written arrangements with the park prior to delivery for water service. You will also need to check the sprinkler schedule and insurance requirements. Get all approvals in writing as most park offices are closed on the weekends and you may have to deal with a park ranger or officer after hours.
Do you're dunk tanks come with printed operating instructions and safety information on the dunk tank?
Yes, when you rent a dunk tank from Arizona Bounce Around you will be provided with written safety instructions at time of reservation. The safety rules are also printed directly on the blue plastic tank near the entrance. Most safety rules pertain to the person being dunked or sitting on the seat.
What are some of the safety features your dunk tanks have?
Our dunk tanks feature easy to climb steps with non slip rubber grips, easy latch, release and resetting seat, full aluminum shark type safety cage, a step made into the tank to assist in getting out of the water after being dunked, a clear window to see the person being dunked, 3 - safety softballs, big safety backdrop to catch missed balls, different size targets for different skill levels, no jam or stick trigger, backdrop is properly installed and anchored to prevent movement during use even on windy days.
I am having a big party and need 2 or 3 dunk tanks but want them to match, can you provide this?
Yes, we currently have 4 dunk tanks that all match and can deliver them to the same location or multiple locations for example: multiple company fundraising events or televised events wanting nice dunk tanks that all match.
I see other companies also rent dunk tanks, what’s the difference?
Not all dunk tanks are made, look or function the same. We only rent the best dunk tanks available complete with all the safety features and simple ease of use for the renters. Some dunk tanks called “portable dunk tanks” mean they come apart for transportation in a minivan, use a vinyl liner as a water tank and are put together at the set up location. These are really cheap dunk tanks. Other dunk tank manufactures may use vise grips as a seat latch for example. There are many different types of dunk tanks some even home made. Some with windows, some without, bigger tanks, smaller tanks, deeper tanks, etc. The sky is the limit with dunk tank creations but you can always trust Arizona Bounce Around to provide you with the most professional, most reliable dunk tanks available. We’ve been renting high quality dunk tanks since 2002 and the photos on our website will be the dunk tank we deliver. No clip art here.