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Proper Maintenance Of Backyard Water Slides

By Peter Thompson

Prepare to have the cheapest summer fun ever in the comfort of your backyard with backyard water slides. It is not only less costly, it is also safer for the kids because they can play with their favorite medium – water, that is – in the safety and comfort of your own backyard. In so many families, hours are spent by the children cooling it off from the summer heat with these backyard water slides.

One precaution though, backyard slides although made of tough plastic can become brittle under the summer heat and can break easily. And the kids can also be contributory to the damage done on these backyard water slides. So take note of the following tips on how to maintain and keep safe these backyard water slides as well as the kids using it.

First off, make sure that the kids on the backyard water slides are devoid of any material that can harm the slide. Eyeglasses, shoes, or any other pointed or hard object that can cause harm to both the slide and anybody on the water slide should be removed before allowing the kids to wallow in the water.

And do not forget to set regulations and enforce them. It is better to not allow a brat to play than to end the day with an injured kid or a busted water slide. Make sure that the kids take turns into the sliding area, jostling can possibly cause injury and fights so make sure they understand the “take turns” rule well. The backyard water slide is a place for fun and anybody who may cause the abrupt ending of fun need to be taken off the water slide. Some water slide models can accommodate multiple sliders, some even as many as four kids at the same time (race water slides) but if your water slide can only allow a single slider at a time, make sure that it is strictly followed. Go enjoy the water.

Taking turns at the top of the slide is also imperative if you want to maintain decorum and peace. Yes, the backyard slide can provide fun but when mismanaged, it can also be a forum for anger and fighting and you would not want that.

Discover more about backyard water slides. Don’t forget to read our Blast Zone Isle Review.

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Thompson, Peter "Proper Maintenance Of Backyard Water Slides." Proper Maintenance Of Backyard Water Slides. 21 Jun. 2010. 1 Aug 2014 <>.

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