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    sliding board for AG pools?

    does anyone here know if there are any companies that sell sliding boards designed for above ground pools? I had a customer ask and i didnt know of any. thanks
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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    Summit mfg makes a couple, the Safari 1 and the Safari 2. The Zoomerang is an aboveground pool slide also. The Cyclone could also be installed on an aboveground pool as it only requires 42" of water.
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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    Thanks bama
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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    I was looking at the installation PDFs online. I don't think it's possible; at least not if you want to be legal. "The ANSI/NSPI-4 2007 standard for above ground pools prohibits the use of slides or diving boards on
    above ground pools."

    If it wasn't for that standard they would meet the requirements for the depth of the water though.
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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    Quote Originally Posted by X-PertPool
    I was looking at the installation PDFs online. I don't think it's possible; at least not if you want to be legal. "The ANSI/NSPI-4 2007 standard for above ground pools prohibits the use of slides or diving boards on
    above ground pools."

    If it wasn't for that standard they would meet the requirements for the depth of the water though.
    Is that binding law in your state?

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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    Wouldn't a slide (or more precisely, the force of a person hitting the water) generate quite a bit of uneven pressure on the side walls? Would there be a chance that force is too great for an above-ground pool?
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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    Quote Originally Posted by SebringDon
    Wouldn't a slide (or more precisely, the force of a person hitting the water) generate quite a bit of uneven pressure on the side walls? Would there be a chance that force is too great for an above-ground pool?
    Many people have deep end AGP'S I imagine there are a lot of cannonballs and such done in then without harm. I don't think the slide is going to be worse.

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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    I think the concern is that somebody would go down the slide head first and receive a shallow water diving type injury.
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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    Quote Originally Posted by SebringDon
    Wouldn't a slide (or more precisely, the force of a person hitting the water) generate quite a bit of uneven pressure on the side walls? Would there be a chance that force is too great for an above-ground pool?
    above ground pools are built to handle a great amount of outward force. Lots of kids jump into above grounds regardless. It's like a stone in a pond, in terms of how much pressure it can handle. When above grounds do collapse it's usually from bottom rail or wall failure due to rust over many years. They also collapse inwards fairly easy when empty. Anyways, I think like someone mentioned before that it's a depth issue that they are worried about. Even though some of the shorter slides are designed for shallow water they still say not to use on above grounds.
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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    That is why the ANSI/NSPI regs are written. There are too many ag pools out that don't have a sufficient depth to insure the safe entrance into the pool.
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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    Quote Originally Posted by swimcmp
    That is why the ANSI/NSPI regs are written. There are too many ag pools out that don't have a sufficient depth to insure the safe entrance into the pool.
    Isn't that failing to address the problem? Shouldn't it just state the minimum depth and be done with it? I fail to see how banning them on all AGP's ensures more safety than saying that they have to be installed with a minimum depth. If I bury an AGP - is it now an IGP for the purpose of this regulation?

    Sorry - I doubt you can answer for the people who write this stuff... but the logic just seems twisted.
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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    It was probably just written before the shallow depth slides were introduced. In my inground pool I have a normal sliding board in the shallow end. For the most part it's safe but it is possible to slip under the water and your legs kick up and end you up wacking the back of your head.
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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    Regardless of whether you take an ag and bury it, it is still an ag pool. What started all this is years ago ag pools used to be a shorter wall than what they are now. The depth of the water is what they want to be insured of having enough of to insure you don't hit the bottom. That is also why there are requirements to meet for diving boards.
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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    So what is considered a safe depth for a slide?
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    Re: sliding board for AG pools?

    Quote Originally Posted by msgtdan
    So what is considered a safe depth for a slide?
    I assume it varies by slide. My pool is around 5' 8" deep and has a basic slide.

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