Do you want a slide for the swimming pool? Of course you do and why not!? They’re fun and add excitement to the time spent in the swimming pool. Why you should get a pool slide is a personal decision for every family and every pool owner, but if you’re in the market for one this year, talk with the swimming pool contractors from Imperial Pools in Champaign, Illinois.

When you have your own swimming pool slide you won’t have to go to the waterpark and deal with the crowds. You will have your own water park in the backyard — no muss, no croweds! A slide is an investment in your pool that you will have to enjoy for years to come. Find the right one, ask us to install it and let the fun begin.

Why you should get a pool slide

Before you get too invested in becoming a swimming pool owner with a slide, check with your municipal regulators to see if your pool is large enough and deep enough to accommodate the slide. You may also want to check with your insurance agent to see if a slide is allowed through the policy.

The Consumer Protection Safety Commission creates safety guidelines for many household products and that includes swimming pool slides. The swimming pool contractor you work with should be well versed in the rules and compliance regulations for any slide he or she sells.

When you decide you want a slide you will need to know whether the deck is stable enough and large enough to accommodate it.  Slides typically fall into three styles:

  1. Corkscrew
  2. Curved
  3. Straight

Each slide has its own unique deck and height requirements. The depth of the pool also needs to be taken into consideration as the height of the slide will also require a specific depth for safety reasons.

How do you care for your swimming pool slide

  1. Keep it clean. Wash off leaves, twigs and other debris before you head down the slide. Not only will a dirty slide be uncomfortable, but it will put all that debris into the pool water and you don’t want that.
  2. If you notice any cracks, you will want to repair it with an epoxy repair kit or ask us to address it for you.
  3. Make sure your slide has plumbing that shoots water onto the slide. You don’t want to slide down a dry, hot slide and water jets will make certain you don’t. If you need to budget for jets for the slide, you can wet the slide from the garden hose before anyone uses it.

Do you want a slide this year? Give us a call and let’s make it happen!