slide inground swimming pool

There are numerous benefits of swimming pools on your property, and one is your ability to add features as time goes on. There’s no rule saying a pool has to be a finished product when it’s first installed, and there are a number of additional features or accessories you might consider — and one that the kids and entire family are likely to love is the addition of a slide to your pool.

At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we’re happy to offer award-winning swimming pool design and installation services, providing clients with any features or designs they’re interested in no matter the complexity. If you’ve decided to add a slide to an existing inground pool already on your property, what are some important concepts to be considering? Here’s a rundown.

Slide Location

Naturally, the location in which the slide is installed is an important consideration when considering adding a slide. The first task here is ensuring that the area you want the slide in is large enough to accommodate the slide. After that, you also need to consider how far or near the pool deck is.

The more  distance between the slide and deck, the more exciting it will feel when coming down — but if it’s too far, you might find children attempt to swim over to it instead of climbing out of the water via ladders on the side of the pool. Additionally, if it’s too far away from the deck, children are much more likely to miss their target altogether when attempting to jump off the end of it into the pool.

Slide Height

Of course, one aspect that makes a slide different from other features in your swimming pool is its height. Some slides are installed in the deep end of a pool, while others are installed off the deck. If you have a small child who’s not yet a strong swimmer, a slide that is installed off the deck might be a better option so there’s no need to worry about the child being too far from safety.

Slide Type

Finally, which type of slide are you most interested in? There are a huge range of pool slides out there, from simple and relatively limited plastic slides to more complex and exciting models with multiple twists, turns and – in some cases – water features. Depending on the age of your kids, you might want to consider a basic slide or a larger, more elaborate one.

Speaking of water features, if you’re considering adding a slide to your pool, it’s important to be aware that many of our clients are also interested in adding a hot tub to their home. After all, what could be better than combining the two into one? Visit Dolphin Pools & Spas today to learn more about the hot tubs we offer and how they might enhance your enjoyment of your pool area.

For more information on adding a slide to an existing inground pool, or to learn about any of our swimming pool or hot tub services, speak to the team at Dolphin Pools & Spas today.