To achieve optimal maximum float times, balloons should be hand-tied and kept indoors where the climate can be controlled.


Float times vary depending on many factors including, temperature, latex quality, humidity, altitude, etc. Balloons will float for a shorter period of time outdoors, as hot and humid weather will affect float times. 


Latex Balloon Size
Latex Balloon Type
Number of Balloons per 242-Cubic-Foot Helium Tank
Average Flying Time (Helium Only*)
Average Flying Time (Helium and ULTRA HI-FLOAT*)
11-inch
STANDARD COLORS
485
12-24 hours
1-4 weeks
11-inch
METALLIC OR PEARLIZED
485
12-24 hours
1-3 weeks
14-inch
ROUND
240
26-30 hours
2-5 weeks
16-inch
ROUND
180
30+ hours
3-7 weeks
18-inch
ROUND
130
36+ hours
3-8 weeks
17-inch
HEART
268
14 hours
3-8 days
16-inch
Qualatex GEO DONUT®
340
22-26 hours
4-12 days
16-inch
Qualatex GEO BLOSSOM®
400
18-24 hours
3-10 days
24-inch
ROUND
50
2-4 days
4-10 weeks
3-feet
GIANT
15
3-5 days
6-20 weeks

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