Got to Pump it up... Manual Vrs Electric

Manual Vrs Electric

The ongoing debate regarding Electric ISUP pumps and Manual inflatable paddleboard pump continues...  Our Social video makes the electric look a lot more appealing! Although the electric pumps often take a tad longer… They sure are easier!  Check out our favourite electric isup pump CLICK HERE! It’s a heated debate in our shop… Personally we like the compulsory warm up with the manual pump to get you moving before paddling, especially in The colder months! Check out our manual pumps CLICK HERE!

Which ever pump you choose always follow our top tips below  

Maintaining your iSUP (inflatable stand-up paddleboard) pump is important to ensure its longevity and optimal performance. Here are some top tips for maintaining your iSUP pump:

  1. Keep it clean: Regularly clean your pump to prevent dirt, sand, or debris from entering the mechanism. Use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe down the exterior and remove any dirt or grime.

  2. Store properly: Store your pump in a dry and cool place, away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. Avoid storing it in places where it can get bumped or knocked over.

  3. Lubricate regularly: Apply a small amount of silicone grease or lubricant to the pump's seals and moving parts. This will help maintain smooth operation and prevent any sticking or stiffness.

  4. Check for leaks: Inspect the pump's hose and connectors for any signs of leaks. A leaky hose can significantly reduce pumping efficiency. Replace any damaged or worn-out parts promptly.

  5. Avoid over inflation: Do not overinflate your board beyond the recommended PSI (pounds per square inch). Excessive pressure can strain the pump and lead to damage. Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines.

  6. Use gentle force: While pumping, apply steady and controlled force. Avoid using excessive force or jerky movements, as this can strain the pump's components and increase the risk of damage.

  7. Keep the pump dry: After each use, dry off any water or moisture from the pump. This will help prevent corrosion and maintain its performance.

  8. Inspect the gauge: Check the pressure gauge periodically to ensure its accuracy. If the gauge is damaged or shows inconsistent readings, consider replacing it.

  9. Handle with care: Be gentle when handling the pump, especially during transport or storage. Avoid dropping or mishandling it, as this can cause internal damage.

  10. Regular maintenance: Schedule routine maintenance checks for your iSUP pump. This may involve disassembling the pump, inspecting all parts, and cleaning or replacing any worn-out components.


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