In last week’s blog, we went over when and how to close an inground pool.…
You know that an inground pool increases your enjoyment of your outdoor living space. Pool slides for inground pools kick the fun up a notch. We’ve been installing pool slides for years, so we know a thing or two about the best options. And of course, the best time to install swimming pool slides is during pool installation, but it is possible to install a slide at an existing inground pool.
S.R. Smith Slides
At Woodfield, we install S.R. Smith pool slides. They’ve been an industry leader in swimming pool accessories since 1932. They make the best slides for inground pools, hands down. Which slide you choose depends on a number of factors, including the space you have available, how tall you want the slide to be, what shape you want, which way you want it to curve, what weight it should be able to hold, and more.
The best pool slide for you and your family is one that delivers the right degree of speed and holds the weight of the heaviest potential slide user.
Our top choices include:
- Typhoon® Pool Slide
- Cyclone Pool Slide
- Rogue2 Pool Slide
- heliX2® Pool Slide
- Vortex® Pool Slide
- TurboTwister® Pool Slide
You can get full specifications on each of these pool slides for inground pools by visiting the S.R. Smith website link above. They have even more slides than we mention here, including slides that are meant to be built into poolside landscapes.
And if you’re a grandparent or caregiver who only wants the pool slide in place when you have young children visiting, there’s even the SlideAway™ Removable Pool Slide.
Pool Slide Safety
There are several things to keep in mind with pool slide safety. The first has to do with the slide itself. You want to make sure that it is compliant with Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards.
Next, make sure your pool slide is installed correctly. It’s best to hire an experienced pool builder to do this.
Once your CPSC-compliant pool slide is professionally installed, there are safety rules for proper use. You’ve probably seen these rules posted at a club pool or community pool. They should be your home rules, too.
- Always supervise children using the slide.
- No pushing or fighting near the slide.
- Only one person is on the slide at a time.
- Wait your turn. Don’t go down the slide until the previous person has landed in the water and moved to the side.
- Children under 3 feet should only go down a kiddie slide.
- Slide down feet first.
Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.
If you’re looking to add an extra level of fun to your inground pool, a pool slide is just the thing. While it’s easiest to add a slide at the same time as pool installation, depending on your pool and the pool deck, we can also install a slide at your existing pool. It will just be important to take measurements before you order your slide to ensure it will fit.
Just contact us to tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll discuss your options. We serve homeowners throughout the Baltimore area, including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, and Howard Counties.