Above Ground Pool Slide

An above ground pool slide is an exciting and thrilling addition for your above ground salt water pool that your friends and family will be sure to enjoy throughout the summer months.  If you are looking to add an accessory that your children will thank you for at a reasonable price they are a great option. 

above ground pool slide

There are several varieties of pool slides available and it’s just a matter of choosing the one that works with your pool.  You will be limited by the type, design and size of your pool or deck and it's important to always keep safety in mind when choosing the right slide for your pool. 

The biggest deciding factor in choosing a slide is whether or not you have an adjacent deck to your pool and if the deck is capable of holding a slide securely.  In most cases you probably don't have a deck and in that case you should consider an inflatable pool water slide that can be installed using your average garden hose.  

This type of slide is suitable for toddlers and small children while under direct supervision of an adult.  They are lightweight and can be easily inflated with an electric pump similar to what you would use for an air mattress.  They often consist of several separate air chambers in an effort to prevent punctures and leaks - that can occur. 

An inflatable above ground pool slide is not designed to be secured or bolted down so placement is important to ensure that children slide into a safe location and depth of water.  If you have an adjacent deck that is sturdy and capable of withstanding significant weight you might want to consider an inground pool slide that will give you a lot more exciting options. 

Water Slide Alternatives

An above ground pool slide is a great way to add a lot of excitement and fun to your pool. It adds a centerpiece to your pool and will give it that water park feel that you, your family and friends are sure to love. There's nothing that beats a water slide for the fun and thrills it provides.

If your pool isn't suitable for a water slide you might want to consider an inflatable pool slide play center.  A play center can be placed next to the pool so children can enjoy their own water park while the adults swim in the pool.  If you have small children they can provide hours of fun in the sunshine and are a great way to introduce your loved ones to the water. 

Above Ground Pool Slide Set Up

Safety and location are the two most important considerations when installing your new slide.  The slide should be placed where it there is a sturdy base and where you children have safe access to the steps as well.  The slide should flow in a safe direction so that children have a safe entry point to the water.  Always check for sturdiness and safety before allowing children or anyone to use the slide.

You should always follow the manufacturers instructions to ensure proper and safe use.  It will also increase the life of the above ground pool slide if it is installed properly.  If you follow all the necessary steps its just a matter of enjoying your new slide!

Any product that inflates is always susceptible to punctures or tears in the material that will lead to the product deflating.  It's unfortunate but it does happen and it's common for manufacturers to not provide a warranty for this type of product.  If you want to extend the life of the product you might want to consider a vinyl patch kit that can be very handy when fixing your above ground pool slide. 

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