Balloon Art: Types of Pumps - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. If you are really dead serious and wanted to do this for large parties, you may want to get a floor pump. Now, the advantage of a floor pump is that it can inflate a 260 completely in one stroke. Just like that, as opposed to the hand pumps. The other nice thing about this one is you can put your balloons right there in the stand itself as opposed to these hand pumps which require you to do several pumps. And after a while, that gets tedious and tiring in doing balloons for lots and lots of people. So, if you were to get into this more full time and more doing a lot of parties, I recommend using a floor pump.