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Brilliant -- for a couple of weeks...
on 2 August 2016
I wasn't too sure about this after I read some of the other reviews, but ours is fantastic. It only arrived this morning, so I can't comment on its longevity, but it fits to the hose connector (though there's an extra bit that I overlooked at first, which you need!) and once you tighten everything, it doesn't leak. The kids (9 and 6) were using it happily within a few minutes. I fled for the house and they worked their way through the pack of 100 balloons that came with it. Wet, happy kids and happy me too because now I don't need to buy the scarily expensive balloons on stalks -- I can buy normal water balloons and let them fill them with this. Hurray!
We had this for a couple of weeks with much water bomb hilarity. Because of the weather, it was used three or four times (but well used -- they filled 20-30 balloons each time). It's stopped working -- the plastic no-tie bits at the top have bent out just slightly and will no longer ties balloons that are more than half full. Kind of disappointing but it's such a great idea (and so fabulous when it works) that we're returning this one and ordering another in the hopes that it's just our one that's not 100%.