Swimming Pool Slides
At Pool Supply Unlimited you’ll find the best selection of
salt-friendly swimming pool slides for residential and commercial
pool-goers to enjoy. With our selection of SR Smith residential, salt-friendly
and commercial pool slides (and the awesome pool toys and diving
boards to go with them) you’ll be one step closer to
having the best pool on the block!
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Considerations Before Buying a Swimming Pool Slide
There are several factors that come into play when deciding
whether or not to install a pool slide in your swimming space. Before
purchasing a pool slide, it is imperative you answer the following questions
honestly. Not only will answering these questions make your journey easier but
will help determine what pool slide (if any) is the best (and safest) choice
for your family.
Is the Pool Slide CPSC Compliant?
Any time you’re shopping for a pool slide, you should verify your
selection meets the safety standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC). CPSC-compliant slides have passed 48
unique performance tests to ensure their safety. All S.R. Smith residential and
commercial pool slides meet CPSC-compliance, so we recommend starting there.
What Pool Slide is Best for My Family?
Aside from safety, purchasing a pool slide should always be done
with one thing in mind: who will be using it? Will it be used by only children,
or adults too? How old are the children using it? What colors will look best in
your backyard or with your pool decor? This will help narrow down your search.
What is My Pool’s Installation Envelope?
All pool slides require a proper “installation envelope” specific
to your pool. An installation envelope is a series of minimum widths and depths
in the water determined to ensure swimmers will leave the pool slide and enter
the water safely. For instance, there must be a minimum of 3’ of water directly
under the slide flume for your pool to quality for a pool slide. The higher the
slide, the deeper the pool needs to be.
Do I Have Enough Deck Space?
The required deck space will vary based on how small or large
your pool slide is. For instance, smaller slides only need roughly 6’ x 7’ of
space, where some of the largest residential swimming pool slides require up to
7’ x 14’ of deck space. While we recommend installing a slide that fits your
current space, you can also expand your deck to accommodate a larger slide.
Talk to our pool professionals for the
best solution for your space.
What Plumbing Will My Slide Need?
While many pool slides can easily be connected to garden hoses,
pool owners looking for more permanent water supply installation to their pool
slide might need extra plumbing done. This is another great question to ask
your pool professional.
Should I get a Salt-Friendly Pool Slide?
Salt-friendly pool slides are a great addition to swimming pools
chlorinators or operating near
oceans since salt can quickly destroy pool slides components and even pool
A Note About Above Ground Pools
Due to safety standards, many swimming pool slides are not intended to be above ground
pool slides, and installing one in an above ground pool can void your pool
slide warranty and put swimmers in danger.