Swimming Pool Slides

The Pros and Cons Of Swimming Pool Slides

Swimming Pool Slides

Swimming Pool Slides

Let’s take a look at how to make your new swimming pool the talk of the neighborhood, and add more fun. Have you ever thought about a slide for your swimming pool? If you haven’t, I am sure your children have. So let’s take a look if a swimming pool slide is right for you and your family.

Construction of Swimming Pool Slides

The majority of swimming pool slides are made of fiberglass or acrylic with a top coating to keep the slide nice and slick. Your standard slide has a metal ladder and needs to be bolted or secured to the ground in some way. You also need to keep water flowing down the slide to minimize friction when flying down into the pool. The most common slides are added after the pool is built. You can also go with a custom approach to the swimming pool slide. This is built into the pool, normally at the same time as the pool is being constructed. The slide can be covered in almost any finish, normally a faux rock, to blend into any surroundings features. During this process plumbing is added, so running your hose to the top of the slide is not needed.

Pros of Swimming Pool Slides

Now the pros of a pool slide are pretty straight forward. They add a unique and different element to your swimming pool. Let’s face it, children and  even adults love the pool slides. If not, then why do water parks exist. Second, it can add an aesthetic aspect to your backyard giving your pool some character. By building the slide into the pool, it will act like a water feature adding even more flare to your pool. A slide into your swimming pool can be a great addition to any swimming pool.

Cons of Swimming Pool Slides

The first thing that comes to mind is price. A slide can add thousands to the cost of your pool, depending how elaborate you want it. With additional rock work, plumbing, and labor hours the price can add up quickly. There also is always the safety element of a pool slide. Depending on how your kids, and some adults, use the slide, it can cause some minor injuries. Another potential con could be HOA. Many times the slide can go above your property fence line and require approval from your HOA. So you can see there are cons to the swimming pool slide too.

A pool slide can be a great way to get the most out of your new swimming pool or add new life to an existing one. It is completely up to you and your family on the potential need for a slide. So take a look and see if you could benefit from a great water feature.

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Posted by Bob Weeks / Taged as Pool Fun

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