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Excellent air flow is maintained even in warm, still weather conditions. The heat inside is distributed evenly at all points. The shape of the igloo is superior to conventional shaped rooms in sustaining better airflow and a uniform temperature inside.
What materials is the POP! igloo made from?
The frame is made of non-corrosive, 100% recyclable furniture grade PVC and PA6 materials. The frame has a UV additive in the mix to resist breakdown when exposed to prolonged sunlight. The transparent cover of the igloo is made of cold-resistant (-4°F) transparent soft PVC (650 gsm).
How many people can fit inside? How many chairs can fit along the inside perimeter?
Depending on the size of the chairs, you can comfortably fit 8-10 people around a circular table in the center.
How weatherproof is it….rain and wind?
Yes. Its rainproof. Yes. It’s windproof.
How much wind can this withstand?
The igloo is rated to withstand up to 38 mph winds.
What is the igloo’s snow load capacity?
The igloo can bear up to a max. 90 lbs of snow. If the snow on the dome reaches 6”, you should remove it with a broom or similar tool in order to prevent damage to the cover.
Does the igloo fog up in winter?
What is the UV and/or heat resistance of the igloo?
The Bubble dome’s frame is stable between temperatures ranging from -4°F to +140°F and withstands exposure to sunlight of up to UV index 7. In the winter, in northern climates, the igloo will heat up by several degrees when the windows and door are closed, especially when it is very cold but the sun is out. If you’re out on a lake ice fishing, it will completely cut out the wind chill factor. It will require roughly 40% less heating in winter than a standard greenhouse due to the shape.
Does the dome get hot in the summer?
Just like a parked car with the windows up, the temperature in the igloo will always be many degrees hotter than the external temperature; therefore it will get hot in summer, maybe VERY hot. Keeping all the air vents open will help to reduce the heat inside. During sunny spring – summer days, when the outside temperature is above 50°F, the interior air temperature can rise to excessive heat levels (+140°F). These conditions may harm the structure or any heat-sensitive furniture inside. Be especially observant of any plants or pets or small children. When the outside temperature is above 50°F, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to monitor the interior temperature of the igloo, keeping the air vents open during the daytime. We also provide an electric heater/fan, which too should be monitored at all times.
Does the igloo stay warm in the winter?
In the winter, if you close the windows and door, the dome will heat up several degrees, especially when it is very cold, but the sun is out.
Do I need a solid base or foundations?
The igloo can be installed both on soft and hard surfaces. On hard surfaces, like concrete, a wood deck, etc., we anchor the igloo to the ground. For softer grounds, like soil, lawn, etc., we use tent spikes or some kind of weight over the base struts to affix the igloo Dome to the ground.
Can you sleep inside the igloo? (Is it waterproof and is there enough airflow?)
Yes, and Yes. Kids love to sleep in them. There’s no floor built into the basic dome; however, we do rent a floor as an option.
Can the dome be vented when the door is zipped?
The current version has two window/air vents, and one hole/vent in the top (the ‘oculus’)
Do we have to keep the blower running at all times? And is it a silent blower?
Who said there was a blower? There is no blower. Unless you stand at the door and blow!
What about all those wrinkles?
Due to the nature of the cover, igloos may have wrinkles. We will do our best to dissipate it.
Can we hang hammocks on the inside? How much weight would it hold?
The igloo will not support a hammock.
How is the igloo ventilated?
There are 2 windows that zip open plus the front door, plus the hole/vent in the middle of the top.
How many windows? Do the windows have screens?
The current version has two zippered windows and one top air vent that closes with velcro.
How does the door work? Zipper? Latch? Is there just 1 door?
The door has a zipper. It zips from both inside and outside.
Would this work in a preschool for kids to play in?
Kids love them. They feel like they’re in their own space, but because it’s transparent, you can see what they’re doing at all times.
Does the surface have to be level?
We recommend a level surface.
Is there any noise inside?
There is some sound buffering, but you can still hear outside sounds.
Is there a phone signal?
It has no effect on the phone signal.
Can you put a heater inside?
Yes, just use common sense, and don’t put it up next to the cover.
Does it get hot like a greenhouse in the sun?
Interior temperatures can reach 140 degrees F on hot days in direct sunlight.
Would the windows let bugs in?
There are no screens on the windows, so bugs could find their way in.
Would this be good for astronomy/star gazing?
Perfect for it. You can poke your telescope out the oculus hole (in the top center) and stay warm inside.
What’s included in the rental?
It depends on which suite is selected. In general, if you select just the pop! Igloo, that is the only item you will get. The suites contain all of the items listed. If your pop! Igloo is curated, then it will be based on your individual selections.
Set-up and delivery are based on location and items selected. An estimate will be provided once we have an understanding of how you would like to proceed.
How long is the rental?
The rental is for a full day. Installation typically is done in the morning and breakdown is the following day.
What if I have to cancel due to sickness?
We want you to feel confident about booking! Here are a few important points for you to know:
You can easily reschedule up to 48 hours with no penalty before your event date and receive full credit for 1 year from the original date, should you need to move your event due to any changes in local or state mandates. New date based on availability.
You can reschedule and keep the amount you’ve paid thus far for credit for a full year even if you don’t have an event date yet. You have time to plan if things change!
Where is the pop! Igloo available?
Currently we are based in the NYC Tri-State area with plans on expanding to other markets. Let us know what you’re thinking, and we will see what magic we can make.
How does weather effect the rental terms?
All rentals can be installed in snow/rain; however, if weather conditions include wind speeds over 40mph, we will reschedule your date for up to a year. Outside trees should be placed indoors.
What are your COVID-19 precautions?
While fresh air and wide-open spaces are a good start, you’ll notice that we’ve made several changes to ensure POP! igloos remains a safe and enjoyable environment!
We’ve improved our already strict cleaning procedures. You can sleep easy knowing that everything is cleaned and sanitized with the highest level of care.
We love our clients and our team so we’re taking every precaution to maintain everyone’s health and safety. Our team will have temperature checks each day, wear masks, use hand sanitizer and/or soap between all deliveries. They will refrain from offering the typical handshake, out of respect and caution for all.
Our delivery teams will maintain a distance of six feet when possible. We ask that you support our efforts by maintaining this distance as well.
We have increased daily cleaning routines across all of our facilities and delivery operations, including more frequent hand-washing, use of sanitizer, and cleaning of equipment.
Our customer service team is available to answer any questions about your experience, work with you on the best delivery option, and provide more information on the many precautions we’re taking to protect your health and safety.
As the situation evolves, we will continue to adapt in order to provide our customers and employees with the safest environments possible. We are constantly monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
We’ve updated our contract so you can feel more confident about booking! Here are a few important points for you to know:
We’ll make sure your new plans are stress-free!
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