Above Ground Pool Slides For Extra Summer Fun

by Pool Builders on 03-23-2010 in Articles

Summer is quickly approaching and it is time to think about some summer activities. Swimming is one of the countries favorite past times in the summertime. If you have a pool you know the fun you can have but are you aware of the fun that comes with above ground pool slides? Some of them are portable and some are inflatable. The inflatable slides are great for in the pool as well as on a deck. It isn't just in ground pools that can have water slides; in fact there are a large number of them that can be used for either an in ground or above ground pool.

If you have an above ground pool, slides can make them more enjoyable. We have all seen the giant commercial slides that are used at many theme parks around the country. You can have one too in a smaller size. About the largest residential pool slide for above ground pools is a nine foot slide. There are plenty of them that are smaller and sufficient for children but sometimes adults like to have fun too. The twists and turns that are available in slides make pool time much more enjoyable for adults and kids alike.

When you are choosing above ground pool slides you should take care to choose one that is right for your needs and your pool. You can start by considering how often the pool is used. If your pool isn't used much or is only used for cookouts or the occasional party, then it would be to your advantage to purchase one of the inflatable slides. They blow up quickly and are just as easy to take down and store away. If your pool is used several days a week, then a fiberglass or acrylic runway may better suit your needs.

You will need to consider the age of the persons who will use the slide. You don't want a huge slide for small children because there is a potential for injury with these slides. You could consider a smaller, perhaps 3' slide, for small children. Also consider that amount of money you are interested in spending. Some above ground pool slides can be quite pricey like custom built slides. There are also simple replacement style slides that are relatively inexpensive so make sure you keep some kind of budget in mind.

Once you have done some of the necessary calculations, you can begin looking for the slide that fits your needs. You can visit some local retailers to get a good idea of what is available in your area and even use the internet to see what is available. The prices will vary depending on the size, style and materials of the slide you choose. Your budget may not be able to handle some of the slides you find locally but if your search the internet, you may be able to find it at a discount. Once you have chosen your slide and had it installed, your summer fun can begin!

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