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    Adding a slide

    Hi all

    We have a 7 ft deep pool in the deep end, 3 ft in shallow. It is an 18x36 irregular shape IG pool. It is not a diving pool, but curious if there would be any issues with adding a slide...

    Thoughts?


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    Re: Adding a slide

    Check with your home owners insurance before you get too far into things, some object to slides, some object to diving boards, some object to both, a few don't seem to care.
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    Re: Adding a slide

    Slides generally require min 3 feet of water at the wall and 4 feet 12 to 15 feet out. You need to check the specific requirements for the slide you want.


    Read this:

    Adding a Pool Slide to your Inground Pool

    Also find the installation instructions for any slide you are considering and make sure you can meet the requirements in the instructions. What will your water source be? Can you tap into a return? Using a hose adds water to the pool fast.

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    Re: Adding a slide

    Thanks both! Very helpful.


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    Re: Adding a slide

    Just our experience, but we had homeowner policies cancelled twice, because we had a slide AND a diving board.... and that was BEFORE we got to closing!

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    Re: Adding a slide

    Wow. Scary stuff. Ok - nixing future slide thoughts - glad i didn't mention anything to the kids!!!


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