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Thread: Thinking about a Slide in the spring

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    Thinking about a Slide in the spring

    The family and I think we would enjoy a slide for the pool. What do I need to know before we purchase one? Can I install it myself? What would you buy and from where? Any help would be great! I have a 20x50 inground with an automatic cover installed on the deck if that matters. Thanks
    Hans Deters

    Vinyl inground pool. 20 x 50. Pentair 3hp Intelliflo pump @ 1600 rpm. Aprox 45,000 gal. Coverstar cover. Salt generator. Sand filter. Built July 2008.

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    Re: Thinking about a Slide in the spring

    The first thing you need to know is what your insurance company thinks about it. Most don't have near as much issue with a slide as they do with a diving board but some do.

    The twister type slides seem to be popular. Just search around the web and see what you like.
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    Re: Thinking about a Slide in the spring

    Thanks, I will check with the ins co. Are any brands better than others, or certain ones to stay away from?
    Hans Deters

    Vinyl inground pool. 20 x 50. Pentair 3hp Intelliflo pump @ 1600 rpm. Aprox 45,000 gal. Coverstar cover. Salt generator. Sand filter. Built July 2008.

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    Re: Thinking about a Slide in the spring

    SR Smith is the 800 pound gorilla of slide manufacturers.
    There are very strict requirements for location and depth of water at the slide lip.
    If your cover has deck rails; they could be an issue.
    You also need a way to get water to the slide (pumped from your equipment pad is best)
    In the industry, CSP (Certified Service Professional) by the NSPI and it's successor the APSP. My company services over 600 pools every year. I think the practices regularly espoused on this forum (especially the BBB method) are outstanding; however my comments will be often oriented towards the goal of getting it done, and getting it done right now!

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