Water Slides for Pools
Water Slides for Pools in St. Louis, Missouri
Our custom water slides for pools have the same great slide design on the exterior but with newly reinforced materials down the ride surface to make them stronger and more durable than ever before!
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Water slides for pools can easily transform your patio into an outdoor oasis. That’s especially true if you have children who revel in splashing around in the summertime. If you’re thinking about adding one to your pool, here are some factors to keep in mind before installation.
Considerations for Adding a Water slide
1. Size matters
Inspect your swimming pool and its surroundings closely. A water slide is a large, substantial structure that takes up considerable space. Since it extends from the pool deck, there needs to be sufficient room to stabilize and support the ladder. The slide’s path also needs to extend beyond the pool wall to ensure safe entry into the water. If you’re uncertain, have a pool contractor assess the space; often, they can install curved or spiraled designs that take up less room.
2. Saftey is important
Missouri’s St. Charles County has strict rules and regulations concerning the construction of residential above-ground and in-ground pools. The guidelines include providing information about additional equipment that you plan to install, such as slides, diving boards, and ladders. It is possible to install the slide later if you wish, but you still must supply this information to the county to ensure that the structure remains compliant with local codes.
3. Placement Choices
Unless space is limited on your pool deck, you have a few options for placement. Opt for a spot that provides you with the clearest view from the house. Since children will likely use the slide, the sightlines allow you to keep a close eye on them. Because waterslides also double as attractive water features, you can also enjoy this view when the pool is not in use.
Safety is important! Consider these tips to stay safe around the pool and on water slides.
1. Move slowly
The water slide and the area around the pool are likely to be wet and slippery, making it a major hazard for kids running and moving quickly. To keep injuries and liability at bay, it’s important to move slowly around the pool deck, never jumping into the water from a running start. And when climbing the steps or ladder to a slide, do so with the utmost of care and attention.
2. Keep a Floating Device
No matter what age your swimmers are, it’s crucial to keep a floating device nearby the pool in case of emergency. Even the most skilled swimmer can find themselves in an emergency, so you need to be able to toss a lifeline immediately to keep them afloat.
3. Have Adult Supervision
Children should never be left to swim unsupervised, especially in a situation with a slide. Ideally, there should be an adult present who has experience with CPR and water safety techniques. However, a responsible adult with a keen eye for mischief should be enough to keep accidents at bay.
4. Don’t Play Fighting Games
Kids are known to come up with creative, active games to play in the pool with friends and siblings. While games like “Sharks and Minnows” or racing (inside the pool, of course!) are safe and fun for all involved, fighting games, like “Chicken” should be avoided. Games that encourage kids to balance in water or hold their breath for too long can lead to serious injury, so it’s best to skip them altogether.