Tips for Having Fun with a Pool Slide
When people have a slide installed for their home pool, they automatically think that they have something that is akin to the waterslides they enjoy at the local amusement parks. A pool slide is a lot of fun, but there are some safety tips you should follow when using the slide to make sure that everyone has a good time and no one gets injured.
First and foremost, you should only allow one person at a time on a slide. Most home pool slides are designed and constructed to handle only one person. If extra people try to climb on for the ride, then the slide could collapse and people could get injured. Another reason to limit the number of people on a slide to just one is because a home pool slide is only wide enough to accommodate one person. If two people try to use the slide, then one of them is going to wind up falling to the concrete deck and getting injured.
When people are using the pool slide, everyone in the pool needs to be aware of it and get out of the person's way. When someone comes down a pool slide, they do so at an extremely high rate of speed. A collision with someone in the pool could result in serious injuries for both parties. When a person is going to use a slide, they should announce it so that everyone can hear and then there should be a conscious effort by everyone to make sure the landing area is clear.
Most home pool slides require water on the slide to make it safe. Without water flowing on the slide, the slide can get hot and it is not going to be as slippery. One of the things that people forget is that a regular playground slide only works when the slider is wearing clothing. If bare skin makes contact with a slide, that skin is going to get injured. Always make sure that the water is flowing on a pool slide and discourage people from using the slide if the water is not working.
A pool slide can mean fun with your home pool for hours. But a pool slide can also mean trouble if it is not treated with the proper respect. Always follow smart safety rules with a pool slide and make sure that everyone has a good time without sustaining a serious injury.