Swimming pool slides add to the fun of a pool. However, you also want to make sure you stay safe. Here, we go through some pool slide safety tips so that you and your guests can stay safe and have fun at the same time.
Make sure your slide meets federal safety standards
The first thing you should do when installing a pool slide is to ensure it meets federal safety standards. Pool slides should be able to meet the 48 unique performance standards laid out by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Anything less could be a violation of federal regulations and potentially cause harm to you or your guests.
Only let one person slide down at a time
Some people may think it’s fun to get in a group and all slide down together. However, this can be extremely dangerous. Only one person should go down the slide at a time to ensure everyone’s safety.
Never go down the slide headfirst
Another thing people do for fun is to slide down headfirst. But once again, this could lead to injury. Sliding down headfirst can harm your head and neck, and in some cases, can hurt someone so badly that it leads to paralysis. When sliding down a pool slide, always go down feet-first instead of headfirst.
Have someone looking out for you
When you go down the slide, always make sure that someone is there to watch. You never know what might happen, and if someone is by your side, they can jump in to help if need be. Ideally, someone in the group would also be certified in CPR.