You’re absolutely welcome to customize your backyard swimming pool in San Diego in any way that’s right for your preferences and needs. If you have kids, one possibility to think about is a slide. If you’re still on the fence about going forward with plans to add this particular accessory to your San Diego swimming pool, consider these four benefits associated with having a slide as part of your pool.
Even if you don’t have a diving board, your kids may still be inclined to dive into the water from the side of your pool. While there’s nothing wrong with this if proper precautions are taken, you may still have concerns. A slide can be a safer alternative to diving—and one that’s even more fun and inviting. Safety features that can be part of a pool slide include:
• Secure steps
• Strategically placed safety handles
• Unique twists or turns to allow for a gentler slide into the pool
• Ladders with an anti-slip coating
• A closed stairway to prevent younger kids from climbing unsupervised
A slide can easily enhance your pool’s aesthetics, thanks to the wide variety of design and setup options. You can further narrow down your options with a slide based on the size and design of your pool. With a smaller pool, a straight leg slide tends to work well, since it has a simple design and doesn’t take up much space. However, if you have more room to work with, you can get creative with features that might include:
• A curvy design that also acts as a focal point for your pool
• A larger curve that extends along a shorter side of the pool
• A tube-style slide that keeps users fully enclosed during the slide
• A water slide accented by built-in planters
• A water slide with upward and downward curves navigated by gravity and pressure from the water
Once you have a pool slide set up, it won’t take long for your kids to start inviting friends over for some sliding fun. But what’s also great about a pool slide is how it can serve as an incentive to further optimize your pool so it’s even more inviting. For example, you could create an “adult” relaxation spot with a spa that overflows into your pool so you can still supervise your kids as they slide and have their own fun.
Having a slide in your pool will also give you many opportunities to create new backyard memories. While your kids may initially be drawn to a slide that leads into the pool, it’s something that can be used and appreciated by the whole family as well as friends you invite over to use your pool. The aquatic fun associated with a slide can be further enhanced with pool games and other water-based activities.
Whether you’re looking to update your pool’s existing features or you’re getting ready to build a brand-new pool in your backyard, make sure to work with the finest professionals in the industry. The expert team from San Diego Pools specializes in every aspect of pool design and new swimming pool construction. San Diego homeowners should call us today at 888-707-7786. We offer complimentary consultations and professional conceptual designs with all of our estimates.