Taking Your Pool Experience A Notch Higher With Pool Slides

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Swimming pool slides offer countless hours of enjoyment for the kids and adults alike. These are add-ons which can virtually turn your pool into your very own water park.

For in-ground pool slides, there are actually a number of options to choose from; you can either get the ultra-expensive ones or the budget-friendly types. However, before you decide to add them to your pool, there are a few things that you should know. Oftentimes, pool owners get so excited about installing a pool slide that they often overlook or even neglect some important things.

Factors To Consider When Choosing Pool Slides

Stability

A poorly installed slide is downright dangerous and may cause serious injuries.¬†You must ensure that your pool slide is properly and solidly mounted. If it means pouring concrete into slides’ supports, do so. There is no excuse for cutting corners. Further, if the slide shows any signs of instability, implement an off-limits until the problem is resolved.

Size

Consider the size of your pool and the surrounding area as a lot of above ground pool slides have extremely large footprints and unless you have a great deal of space and a large pool, it is fine.

Weight limit

Know the weight limit of the slide and let the swimmers know about it so they are aware of it. Also, it is safer that only one person should go to the slide at a time.

Water delivery system

A slide is more fun when it is slippery and when it is not extremely hot. Using a special water delivery system will keep your slide wet although using a hose to wet the slide will achieve the same results. Either way, the slide will be more enjoyable when kept wet as it will prevent you from stalling and sticking, and at same time give you that extra push that makes the ride an even more exciting experience.

If you are still undecided, a pool slide that is more or less “temporary” can be an option. These are the inflatable types made of PVC or nylon tarpaulin material.

Pool Slides For Your Children’s Safety

Pool slides provide an excellent playtime with your children so choosing the perfect and safest pool slide for the most precious members of your family is important. And if you have very young children, you want to ensure that the slide you will be getting is safe and manageable for them. For above ground pools, look for the following features:

  • no more than 4 feet high
  • 100% compliant with the Swimming Pool Guidelines as recommended by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • has handrails for safety
  • the ladder or stairs should be properly spaced to avoid tripping
  • made of a durable material designed to last for years

A swimming pool is a fun addition to a home. And it becomes even more fun with pool slides. The great news is that, whatever type of pool slide you decide to have, safety should be your main concern and fun is sure to follow.

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