Without a water slide, your summer is just a shell of itself. Pulling a huge cannonball or a sick jackknife will never go out of style, but neither will coasting into the pool down a slippery slide. Of course, installing one yourself can be is kind of tricky, safety concerns and all, which is why we’re such big fans of the HearthSong Super Backyard Water Slide, an inflatable water slide that’s easy to set up and safe for kids to use.
The HearthSong is just over three feet tall, but gives kids 60 inches of runway to get some decent momentum on their way to a splash landing. To set it up, you’ll need to get an air pump to inflate. Once that’s done, fill the base with water to keep it weighed down—we told you this thing was safe—and then connect your garden hose to the built-in mister that keeps the sliding surface nice and slick.
Kids (and, let’s face it, adults who like fun) climb up using the step in the back, steadying themselves with the included handle. The end of the slide is detached, so it cushions the slider’s transition into the water.
A safe, inflatable way to add a sick water slide to your backyard pool.
The whole thing is made of PVC, a standard, sturdy material for inflatable pool floats and toys. It can support up to 300 pounds at a time, more than enough to hold a kid at the top while one waits impatiently for her turn on the step.
And if that wasn’t enough to convince you to pick one up, it’s currently on sale for just two-thirds of its normal price. So you can add “on sale” to the list of reasons to buy it.
HearthSong says their slide can be used on grass, but this thing, much like you with a frozen cocktail, is at its best sitting poolside.
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