A pool slide is the epitome of summer fun. Kids and adults alike can get in on the pleasure, spending hours sliding down and making a splash. If you’re looking to add an inground pool to your home, or you currently have a pool that you’re looking to upgrade, here are our top 5 things you need to know before you get a pool slide.
Everything you need to know about backyard pool slides in Australia
1. A pool slide can be added to an existing pool
Good news. If you already have a pool and you’ve been dreaming of one with a slide, our pool shop can easily supply you with a slide that can be installed on an existing pool. This is also good to know if you’re currently building a pool and your budget is tight. A pool slide can also be added later on down the track at a time that suits you. If you’re building a new pool, leaving enough space on the surrounding deck and a capped water source for later use is a great idea.
2. Safety features should always come first
Pool slides are lots of fun, but the safety details should always come first. Before installing a slide, make sure that you have a high-quality pool ladder and pool handrails to ensure your guests are safe and secure. Ladders and rails located near your slide will also make it easier to get out of the pool for your next run down!
3. Location is everything
The placement of your slide is an important detail that shouldn’t be overlooked. Ideally, your pool slide will be located at the deep end, facing the general area where your guests and swimmers congregate. Because pool slides have running water flowing down them, they also serve as an attractive water feature when not in use. Having a slide positioned in this way allows you to enjoy the slide and makes it easier for parents to watch kids from afar as they race down.
4. You’ll need space surrounding the pool to make it work
We’ve mentioned pool deck space before, which is non-negotiable if you want to add a pool slide. The patio edge of your pool needs to be wide enough to accommodate the slide itself and allow people to walk around it — ducking underneath the slide just won’t do! You also don’t want to cannibalise the main patio area of your pool with the slide alone, so consider this when deciding on its location. If you’re adding a slide to an existing pool, extra concrete can be added to extend the space you’ll need.
5. You can choose a model to suit your lifestyle
Whether you’ve got a menagerie of little ones, teenagers, or just some adventure-seeking adults, there’s an abundance of pool slides to suit any lifestyle and pool. Take your time browsing the selection available at our pool shop, and don’t be afraid to ask for advice if you’re stuck.
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If you’re ready to inject your pool design with a little more fun, look no further than Aqua Action, the swimming pool shop with the best range of slides on the market. Shop the full range today, and make sure you’re ready for an unforgettable summer under the sun for years to come.