The glove water lines may be kinked due to packaging, so follow these directions to smooth out those lines and get the water flowing if any lines don't squirt: First, pull the trigger grip out along the rubber tabs until extended to the last notches, without removing. Smooth out the kinks as necessary by pressing on the water lines against the kinks to "unbend".
Make sure glove and mask tank connections are screwed on securely before filling. Remove plunger top, fill container almost full with water (leave room for air to pressurize). Replace plunger and screw securely but do not over-tighten. Pump 4-5 times to pressurize. Do not over pump.
Squeeze hand grip to expel water through tubes. The water flow helps round out the lines, and the soft plastic will regain it's shape. Re-adjust hand grip to fit wearer before playing. 
Not getting any water to squirt(not pressurizing)? Check that the clear/white silicone washer is present and in place in the pump top, and also check that the small valve is connected to the bottom of the pump. The small valve keeps air from going back out the pump. If these pieces are in place, next make sure screw connection to tank from glove is pushed on and screwed tight (TIP: it's easier to hold the connector and turn the bottles since the hose turns with the connector). NOTE: There is a clear silicon washer inside the connector to prevent leaks.

Recommended age: 10+
The Blastonator® Water Balloon Blaster is designed for shooting water balloons only. Do not use for any other purpose. Load a water balloon in the cup. If you are right handed, hold front handle with left hand, and use your right hand to pull back the cup, bracing the Blastonator® Water Balloon Blaster against your arm or body. DO NOT pull the cup back past the end of the Blastonator®. This will result in excessive force and reduce stability of your balloon launch.
Larger, fuller water balloons will not travel as far, and may burst prematurely. If your water balloons are not too big, you can shoot more than one, although trajectory and distance are unpredictable. You'll achieve better distance if you point the Blastonator® Water Balloon Blaster upward at an angle when shooting.

The ONLY Balloon Pump on the market with a pressure release valve because Pumponator® is determined to always be the best, most innovative, and the safest.

DIRECTIONS: Unscrew top, empty contents. Fill 3/4 full with water. Replace top & tighten, tighten nozzle so tie tool is up to right of nozzle. Place balloon over nozzle & pump 8-10 times to pressurize. Press lever to fill balloon. TIE BALLOON: 1) With balloon on nozzle, swing filled balloon under to left side then over tie tool and down on right. 2) Pull balloon tip off nozzle, pull neck up through tool opening and 3) drop balloon tip inside. 4) Pull balloon off tie tool in steady forward motion to finish knot. For air balloons use empty Pumponator®. Do not leave in direct sunlight for extended period of time.

If your Pumponator works for air balloons but not with water, make sure the thin tube inside is present and connected. Your Pumponator has 2 tubes, the large plunger tube and a thin tube that carries the water to the nozzle. Unscrew top, turn upside down. Thin tube should be inserted firmly in hole beside the large tube. If it came out and got lost, please email us at customerservice@pumponator.com and we will mail you a replacement tube (free).
Remember that the Original Pumponator® is designed to be easy! It will not be hard to pump up, and when pumping 7 or 8 times you will feel little (if any) resistance. This is not a problem!! If you keep pumping past the recommended amount (until you feel more resistance) the extra air (or water if filled over the level of the valve) will escape through the pressure release valve.
Do not over-pump on older model Pumponators as you risk ruining your Pumponator®, which would be no fun at all. Over-pumping may cause container to crack or break. Always pump with the Pumponator® on a solid surface such as a table or the ground, and not in your lap or holding under your arm.
We recommend you update your Pumponator® to the newest model.
Before filling a balloon, give the balloon several stretches. Then the balloon will fill easier and water balloons will hang from the nozzle properly while filling.
The Pumponator® is a compression pump. To work properly the water and/or air are "sealed" inside. The large O-Ring must NOT be removed from the top of the Pumponator®. You cannot close and seal the Pumponator® without it.
The top must be screwed on straight and snug.  If it is not completely closed, air may leak out and the Pumponator® may not pressurize.
The nozzle should also be securely screwed on to the top of the Pumponator®. Do not attempt to remove or modify the nozzle.
With all the openings securely tightened the Pumponator® can compress the air/water to fill your balloons.
For large balloons such as the 9" and 12" balloons, LED balloons or Punch Ball balloons, put the balloon opening over the large balloon holder on the Pumponator® nozzle. This will hold the balloon while you fill it.
When filling smaller air balloons (such as twisty balloons), you may need to hold the Pumponator® nozzle where the balloon is attached when you press the lever. If you don't, the burst of air into the balloon may cause your balloon to fly off the Pumponator®. We will gladly claim responsibility for any fun you may have "accidentally" shooting balloons off your Pumponator®! Have fun with your