It's been so great for us. We used to rent these but buying it makes so much more sense because the money we spent on the last few birthday parties could have been spent buying this. We (husband) literally carried it to the backyard, took it out of the box, blew it up with the quick electric blower that comes with it and hooked up the sprayer tubing in about 15 minutes. That is all you have to do and then it 's ready to use. It blew up really fast too. My kids are in love with it and I love how easy it is to assemble and take down. It's really durable and the design is great. The kids climb up to the slide from the back where there are supports to help them up to the slide platform. Then they slide down through the mister into the water. Luckily we have a nice big backyard too. I should also say that it is very durable. The kids use it after school with their friends pretty often and it still works like new. They have some other models that look fun but we love this one. It has basketball hoops and spray guns and one of the favorite parts is the entry whole into the bouncer. If you can afford it, It won't disappoint.