If you have kids, adding a slide to your inground residential pool is virtually a must! Kids love the adrenaline of sliding down the slope, around the bend, then crashing into the pool.

When you are planning to build a residential pool for your yard, you will want to consider a slide. While you do, remember that local laws in your city will affect certain aspects of the slide, and while fun is important, safety always comes first!

Slide safety

Your city’s bylaws might affect the type and size of slide that can be installed with your pool, as well as where the slide can be located in relation to the pool.

The Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada created guidelines that provide useful safety information about the installation of slides and diving boards with residential pools.

Slides must always be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and according to local laws, and they should only be installed for pools that are in a condition that meets or exceeds pool construction standards for your region.

Using your slide

Kids should know about slide safety before using the slide. Never go down the slide backwards or head first: Feet first only! Kids shouldn’t hang from the side of a slide, and they should always be careful on the steps up to the slide.

 

Slide inspiration

Now the fun part! We compiled some swimming pool slide designs to inspire your backyard pool. Which is your favourite?

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We love that this slide incorporated fun for the kids with a beautiful rock wall feature and a natural waterfall. The colour of the pool is worth noting as well. Photo credit: Houzz

 

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This waterslide blends in perfectly with the natural surroundings of the pool, being carved from the faux-rock feature. The rope swing is a great option for a large pool as well. Photo credit: Houzz

 

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This beautiful freeform pool uses its rock feature a little differently, to host a pair of waterfalls beside the waterslide.

 

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This G-Force waterslide would be a big hit with the kids. Photo credit: Aqua Action

 

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Don’t love the safety concerns with too many twists and turns? This large waterslide is fun for kids and is easy to install. Photo credit: Specialty Pool Products