Every pool needs a slide. They’re fun for adults and children, and they can work with almost any type of in-ground pool. However, before you start to install your pool slide, there are a few things you need to consider.
Size of your pool
While slides can come in many shapes and sizes, the bigger your pool is, the easier it will be to install a slide. Small pools simply won’t have the space you need to have fun on your slide. Additionally, some pools wouldn’t pass regulations if you tried to install a slide. Long, narrow lap pools, for instance, don’t have the space for a slide and would defeat the purpose of the pool itself.
Space and location
Most slides need at least 8 feet x 15 feet of space. As such, you need to make sure that you pick the right location to provide the necessary amount of space. You will not only need room for your slide, but also for decking so guests can have easy access to your slide. Additionally, a slide should be positioned away from any seating areas to ensure people aren’t disturbed while they’re relaxing on the patio.
No one will have fun on your pool slide if it’s dangerous to use. Pool slides will have to meet safety requirements before its built. Thankfully, your slide installation company can help walk you through all the safety regulations to ensure your slide meets the requirements.
Installing a pool slide is not a one-and-done situation. It will need regular up-keep and maintenance to ensure it’s in working order (even in the wintertime). Before you install a pool slide, make sure that you are ready to maintain your slide year-round.