How to deflate the intex air bed

Self-inflating air mattress

If you've already taken a look at our reviews, you will know that many of the best self-inflating air mattresses for home use come from INTEX. For this reason, we want to go into this step-by-step guide on how to properly set up an INTEX air mattress.

Structure of an INTEX air mattress

When building a self-inflating air mattress from INTEX, you have two alternatives. If you have a power source within range of the air mattress, we recommend alternative 1. However, if you do not have a power source, you should look at alternative 2.

Alternative 1: inflate using the integrated air pump:

  1. When setting up, make sure that the surface is clean.
  2. Spread out the air mattress completely and make sure that the material does not have any major creases or overlaps.
  3. Open the plastic cover of the plug compartment. This is located on the pump next to the on / off switch.
  4. Remove the power cable from the plug compartment and plug it into a 220-240 V socket.
  5. Turn the handwheel, which is also located on the pump unit, clockwise to the position of the inflation mark (arrow).
  6. Activate the electric pump by pressing the on / off switch.
  7. Make sure that the air bed can unfold without any obstacles.
  8. Switch the pump off again as soon as the air bed has reached the desired strength (it is best to check by pressing down).
  9. Lie down on the air mattress and check whether the firmness is comfortable when lying down.
  10. If you prefer a softer mattress, turn the handwheel slowly to the left and regulate the escape of air. As soon as the desired strength has been achieved, turn the handwheel back to the inflation mark (arrow).
  11. If the air bed is too soft for you, just repeat steps 5-9.
  12. As soon as you have set the desired strength, you can stow the connector in the connector compartment and close the cover again.

Alternative 2: inflate with a manual air pump:

  1. Note points 1 & 2 of alternative 1.
  2. Turn the handwheel clockwise up to the blow-out mark (arrow).
  3. Insert the valve of the manual INTEX air pump into the rotary control valve (handwheel).
  4. By activating the manual pump you can now start filling the air mattress.

General remark

Before you start using a self-inflating air mattress, you should of course always take a careful look at the instruction manual provided. Even if we describe in great detail in this article how to set up an INTEX air mattress, the text does not replace reading the operating instructions.


The construction of a self-inflating air mattress from INTEX is really easy as the integrated air pump takes over the strenuous inflation of the air mattress. And even if you cannot fall back on a power source, you do not have to do without the use of an air mattress. When setting up, only these essential things are actually taken into account:

  1. The air mattress must lie on a clean surface and should not have any kinks in the material.
  2. While the electric pump fills the mattress with air, you should always make sure that the material can unfold properly.
  3. When the desired strength is reached, the electric pump must be switched off. Fine adjustment can be made using the handwheel.

To ensure that your air mattress lasts for a long time, you should follow some care instructions.

Popular INTEX air beds

In this gallery you will find a selection of popular INTEX air mattresses with integrated pumps. Click on a picture to get more information about the respective product.

We hope you enjoy your INTEX air mattress!