For all you DIYers out there, at Target this evening I chanced across a
water bed product (the rack caught my eye, I don't have a waterbed--not
that it would be bad if I did) that might be of interest. I could swear it
came from the same plastic mold as the Python pump, only it was blue.
You'd have to find a hose for it, of course, but at less than $5 (US), it
would probably be worth the trouble.
Pythons themselves, however, are well worth their arguably inflated price.