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    Pool Slides

    We are looking to purchase a pool slide, trying to decide between the Typhoon and the Gforce seems there are more people who have the Interfab slides then SRSmith, do you have a slide? If so which one?

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    Re: Pool Slides

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I have the old SR Smith slide that came with the house ... I am far too cheap to pay the kind of money they seem to want for these things
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    Re: Pool Slides

    I have the Interfab - and it rocks and rolls! Heavy weight limit as well.

    But then again I do have the Adrenaline

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    Re: Pool Slides

    Do you happen to have a pic ... Also is the top area pretty big where you sit down?

    Is there a insert on the back for a garden hose, when they installed our pool we don't have a watersupply, that was one thing about SR they had the plug in for a hose.


    Quote Originally Posted by toofast View Post
    I have the Interfab - and it rocks and rolls! Heavy weight limit as well.

    But then again I do have the Adrenaline

    http://www.interfab.com/swimming-poo...drenaline.aspx

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    Re: Pool Slides

    Attached is a decent picture...no insert for hose, however you could easily adapt one for the line coming in. But it does take quite a bit of water. Yes the Top Area is HUGE, 300# weight limit.


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    Re: Pool Slides

    I have this one too! It is awesome!

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    Re: Pool Slides

    I have the SR Smith Vortex enclosed and love it. 10' 7" tall and 19' long. I like the fact that is is all steel expect for the slide body.
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    Re: Pool Slides

    We've been going crazy trying to figure out what one we want, does anyone have the Typhoon?

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    Re: Pool Slides

    Here are a few (someone asked for them and not sure they are working in PM)


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    And another....

    He is not to happy posing, but you get the point.

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    Re: Pool Slides

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1433984608.892645.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1433984637.226486.jpg

    I have the adrenaline slide also, it is a lot more fun than a person would expect. Slides are supposed to be fun, but this slide really is a lot of fun for adults and kids alike!!

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    Re: Pool Slides

    We installed a slide when our pool was built. I debated between the SR Smith Typhoon and TurboTwister. I finally decided that the TurboTwister was a bit too large given our pool size. We have the Typhoon, and it provides plenty of fun for our kids (all in their 20's and 30's) and our friends.

    Our older daughter was really pushing for the Vortex. I told her if she paid for it, we would get it. Needless to say, we didn't get it.
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    Re: Pool Slides

    haha, Vince do you hav ephotos?


    Quote Originally Posted by VinceL View Post
    We installed a slide when our pool was built. I debated between the SR Smith Typhoon and TurboTwister. I finally decided that the TurboTwister was a bit too large given our pool size. We have the Typhoon, and it provides plenty of fun for our kids (all in their 20's and 30's) and our friends.

    Our older daughter was really pushing for the Vortex. I told her if she paid for it, we would get it. Needless to say, we didn't get it.

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    Re: Pool Slides

    Quote Originally Posted by joomlarocks View Post
    haha, Vince do you hav ephotos?
    Here's a couple of pic's from last year:

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    Re: Pool Slides

    What color is your typhoon slide? We are about to get the turbo twister and I can't decide on the sandstone or gray granite... They both seem to look so different in various lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joomlarocks View Post
    We are looking to purchase a pool slide, trying to decide between the Typhoon and the Gforce seems there are more people who have the Interfab slides then SRSmith, do you have a slide? If so which one?
    Last year we added an SR Smith Cyclone (in the Sandstone color) to our existing pool. It's very sturdy and a lot of fun. We were able to tie into the existing pool plumbing.

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    Re: Pool Slides

    Do you know what line was needed for the water and how it hooks up to your equipment? I am still thinking I want a stub for one and I don't have much time to decide. Already have the gunite done, tile is next then decking and that will be too late!
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    Re: Pool Slides

    My pool builders used a 1" stub up for the slide. There are Just to many options on how it hooks into your equipment, it would just depend on your setup, but try to figure out which slide you would want and look for a schematic of the placement of the stub so you can tell your builders exactly where you want it



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    Thank you! heatdissipation. A 1" stub is a start. If I can just get one in the hole to pop up next to the equipment and another by where I think I want one based on specs of one I like, since my cement pad is only 2 ft wide on the sides. I can keep my dream alive and avoid another dig. Maybe.lol
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    Re: Pool Slides

    Seriously research the footprint of the slide you might want. A straight slide vs a slide with twists and turns really dictates on where you would want the stub located. I had to draw out exactly where I wanted my stub located to make sure my builders put it exactly where I wanted it. And it turned out perfect, even though my builders thought I was wrong.



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    Re: Pool Slides

    And all of my other plumbing was 2", I was worried that they were mistaken using a 1" pipe for the slide, and 2" for everything else. But you don't need as much flow for the slide and the 1" pipe was more than enough to supply the slide with adequate water. I actually had the valve turned almost all the way off as wide open was way to much water for the slide to handle and ended up spraying out onto my deck



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