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    The Pool Slide is up

    I did this over the weekend. My wife found the slide at a yard sale, it is a playground slide. I attached it to our old pool ladder. I cut the sides of the slide back enough so it would hang over the top step on the ladder, then attached it to the ladder with stainless carriage bolts. I put stainless screws through the ladder legs into the bottom step on each leg, then screwed the ladder to the deck through the bottom step. It is surprisingly solid.



    the base of the slide. I will wrap the 2x construction with PVC trim to make it look a little spiffier.

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    Re: The Pool Slide is up

    Nice job crokett How does it work?
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    Re: The Pool Slide is up

    I think i"d start looking at that perforated drip irrigation tubing to fasten to the side rails next.
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    Re: The Pool Slide is up

    It works just fine. The kids are wet enough from swimming that I don't need to add any water to it. They did discover that if the slide is dry, they should get wet before they try and slide down it.
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    Re: The Pool Slide is up

    When I was young we found out that going down the slide on your bare butt gave a nice boost! But of course it had a constant stream of water, I've often thought a daily coating of PAM would probably add a nice glide.
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    Re: The Pool Slide is up

    I think you could give a good rub with wax paper to buff it up.
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    Re: The Pool Slide is up

    Quote Originally Posted by techguy
    I think you could give a good rub with wax paper to buff it up.
    Now you're dating yourself....

    Before polyethylene ziplock bags, we brought our lunch to school in wax paper bags, and would bring them out to the playground to polish the slide for more speed.
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    Re: The Pool Slide is up

    I have been known to do that before.

    So... are we talking American cheese and Miracle whip sandwiches (no crust) in wax paper bags, an apple, and some Fritos in a paper lunch sack?
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    Re: The Pool Slide is up

    Looks awesome!
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    Re: The Pool Slide is up

    Quote Originally Posted by techguy
    I think you could give a good rub with wax paper to buff it up.
    We used to rip paper cups and make them flat, then wax the slides at Assateague Island - we went there every summer till I was 17.
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