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Best Inflatable Pool Slide for Adults & Kids

The pandemic has forced most us to stay at home and working with your kids and the rest of the family around can be quite hectic. You need outlets for the pent-up energy from staying around the house. You also need to exercise the whole family to stay healthy and improve our immunities.

Whether you have a pool or not, having an inflatable pool slide is a major advantage since it adds fun to swimming and other water activities. Besides that, going up the slide and down into the water is great exercise for adults and kids alike. Finding the right one can be a tough task given the high number of options on the market.

We reviewed a long list of the most popular inflatable pool slides for both adults and kids and came up with a comprehensive list for you to pick from. Below, you can choose which one you prefer the most. We also break down the features you need to focus on to get the best deal.

The best pool slides on the market at the moment include the following:

Bestway Hurricane Tunnel Blast Inflatable Water Park Play Center (kids)

The Hurricane Tunnel Blast Inflatable Water Park Play Center is much more than a slide and it deservedly gets our vote as the best in its category. It’s sturdy and made of high-quality materials which ensure that it remains in good working condition for years of use.

It comes with a large slide, sprayer, tunnel, tower peak and a rock-climbing wall. These sections of the pool slide offer lots to exercise and fun for kids and young adults. It’s also one of the safest as it offers footholds and grips through which you put your legs and hands while climbing the rock-climbing wall.

Pros

  • High quality PVC polyester material ensures a sturdy and puncture-less playtime even for rough playing days.
  • Comes with its own pool for the kids to rest and cool off before resuming their playing time.
  • Easy to set up since it inflates in just two minutes and is then ready for use.
  • It’s safe to use thanks to a pool of water in which the sliding children will fall into. It also has a fence around the peak to prevent falls off the tunnel.

Cons

  • It’s quite heavy to carry around even when it’s deflated.

For kids aged between 5 and 10 years, this is the very best of inflatable pool slides.

WOW Watersports Slide N Smile 9 Feet Long Floating 2 Lane Waterslide (Adults and Kids)

This Waterslide by WOW Watersports has a simple yet highly useful design and is the best in our opinion for adults. It’s 4 feet tall, 6 feet wide and 9 feet long. It actually fits two adults sliding down its middle side by side. Besides that, it can be used in many places be it besides the pool or floating on the water.

What we love even more is the fact that you can attach to an anchor on the shore or let it float on the water as well. You can even add either the Water Mats or the Water Walkways which are flat floating beds you can rest on. This thing is basically a small yacht of your own making: right in your backyard or the lake nearby.

Pros

  • Large size and can accommodate two adults as they slide side by side.
  • Easily visible in the water thanks to bright colors and graphics for safety from other water users such as those in boats.
  • You can connect mats and walkways to rest on the water. Thankfully, you can connect as many mats as you wish for the whole party.
  • It’s made of high-quality PVC material which ensures it doesn’t get punctured in the water.
  • Can be used on land and while floating in the water.
  • There are inflatable side rails you can add to the slide.
  • Lightweight for ease of moving around.

Cons

  • It doesn’t have many extras such as sprayers and climbing walls.

Whether you’re at home or down the beach, this one is one of the best for both adults and kids.

Sunny & Fun Deluxe Inflatable Water Slide Park (Adults and Kids)

Sunny & Fun are known for their excellent summer products and this pool slide is one of their best if not their best. With a weight capacity of 234 pounds, kids and adults can enjoy this pool slide park all day long. It even comes with all the features you’ll want in a water park for endless hours of fun.

You climb the wall like a rock climber to reach the top with an arch making a small tunnel. Underneath the tunnel there’s a sprayer which adds to the fun. As you slide down, you end up in a small pool of water. At the very end of the pool there’s a water gun that takes up the fun several notches higher.

Pros

  • Large size that can be used by both adults and kids alike (6.3 x 15 x 7.3 feet).
  • Comes ready to use with an air pump to inflate it in a few minutes.
  • Has fun features such as a climbing wall, water slide and splash down pool which make it fun.
  • Easy to set up thanks to the included air pump and stakes to keep it in place.
  • Made of heavy-duty materials to prevent punctures and damage in general.
  • Comes with a repair kit for the times it has punctures and other issues.

Cons

  • A bit difficult to fold up.

You can easily set this slide up thanks to the quick pumping mechanism which takes only a few minutes.

Wow World of Watersports Super Waterslide (Kids)

If you prefer a simple yet highly exciting slide for your lawn leading to the pool or even without the pool, the Wow Super Waterslide will fit your bill quite well. It’s a long slide measuring 25 by 6 feet which can be linked with a similar slide to form an even longer slide for your kids. There isn’t too much with it as it’s placed on the ground and relies on the gradient of your yard to slide the kids from one end to the next.

The slide has sprinklers all along its length to spray water to the whole slide to make it easy to slide. The water from these nozzles covers every inch of the slide thanks to their zigzag nature. The material used to make the slide is high quality PVC that is super slick in nature to make it smooth and easy to slide on. To use the slide, simply put it on the yard, connect your garden hose and let the fun begin.

Pros

  • Thick, heavy duty PVC material ensures that the slide is used without punctures even with lots of children using it.
  • You get two mega sleds which provide for a soft landing when using the slide.
  • The zigzag spray patterns on the side of the slide cover the whole slide making for a fun and wet experience.
  • The slide has a super slick surface to make it very slippery making it easy to slide across it.
  • 8 inches of pontoons on either side of the slide prevent falling off with the water and sliders kept inside it.
  • You can connect as many slides as you want thanks to the easy connection systems at the end of the slides.
  • You can connect a normal garden hose for convenience.

Cons

  • It doesn’t have any extras such as climbing walls or others that add to the fun.

It’s a simple slide that works great for any type of lawn.

Action Air Inflatable Waterslide (Kids)

The Action Air Inflatable Waterside for kids is large enough to accommodate two kids at the same time. It comes with a climbing wall, a tunnel with a sprayer, a slide, a water gun and a small pool at the end of the slide. It’s one of the easiest to set up and will be ready in about a minute.

With this slide, you get a free air pump with a 25-foot power cable that’s able to fully inflate the pump in one minute. You also get stakes for the air pump and the pool to keep them firmly in the ground when in use. You thus can’t deny the kids some fun even on windy days as the stakes will keep the slide in the ground at all times.

Pros

  • A complete set of features including a climbing wall, tunnel, sprayer, slide, water gun and small pool to slide in.
  • Easy setup with only a minute required to inflate it.
  • Takes about a minute to inflate the slide.
  • Large enough for two kids at the same time.
  • Comes with free air pump, stakes for stability, repair patches and a carrying bag for convenience.
  • Connects to the normal garden hose which is convenient.

Cons

  • Small total weight capacity of just 88 pounds.

This inflatable pool slide will brighten up your backyard with its clever features and beautiful colors. We love the fact that it sets up in a minute. Your kids are allowed to be impatient with this one.

Intex 58849EP Kool Splash Durable Inflatable Play Center (Kids and Adults)

The Intex Kool Splash has a total capacity of 80kg (176kg) and is among the few inflatable pool slides that can be used with both in-ground and above ground swimming pools. With this pool slide, you simply inflate it then connect your hose and you’re ready to go.

You also get a climbing wall and a pair of sprayers at the top of the climbing wall just before you slide into the water. At the end of the slide there’s a soft landing extension pad which reduces the speed of the slide as you enter the water. For its size, you can easily set it up in a few minutes and deflate it in as few minutes as well.

Pros

  • Has a climbing wall, slide, sprayers for extra fun.
  • Soft landing pad increases the safety of the pool slide.
  • Easy setup as it inflates in a few minutes.
  • Usable for the whole family by anyone above the age of 6 years.
  • It has a strong 20 gauge vinyl material with fused seams to provide a long-lasting slide.
  • The slide is usable with both above ground and inground swimming pools which makes it convenient.
  • Comes with repair kits for when it gets punctured or damaged in any way.

Cons

  • Some customers lamented that the seams can get damaged after a while.

You can move this slide around with ease and even use it with lakes and other water bodies.

1.     Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide Bouncer (Kids)

Wrapping up our list is the Little Tikes Slide Bouncer with a climbing wall, two slides and a splash pool at the end. With a weight limit of 350 pounds, it can accommodate up to 4 kids at a single time which is very handy for when the kids want to take turns climbing and sliding down the slides.

It’s quite easy to use given that it comes ready with an air pump and stakes for the air pump as well as the slide itself. You also won’t worry about punctures and other type of damage as it’s made of heavy-duty PVC materials that resist damage but are slippery enough to provide endless hours of fun for the kids.

Pros

  • High weight capacity of 350 lbs. means that it accommodates up to 4 kids at a single time.
  • Comes with a ready air pump that inflates the slide in a few minutes.
  • You also get a repair kit and storage bag which make it very convenient to use.
  • Has two slides which is one better than what the competition offers.

Cons

  • A few customers complain of the seams breaking when inflated heavily.

With this slide, your kids will have endless hours of fun even when you don’t have a swimming pool in your backyard.

Picking up one of these slides guarantees lots of fun in the backyard or other place you choose to place them.

Factors to consider when buying

When comparing inflatable pool slides, you should consider the following aspects:

Water features

A pool slide needs to have a few water features most importantly a feature which ensures that the slide is always wet when in use. Try sliding down a dry slide and you’ll quickly regret that idea. Keeping the slide wet also makes it cool which is a good feeling as you slide your way into the pool in the hot sun.

Other water features include sprays at certain parts of the slide and even a water gun. All of these water features will work well when the pool slide offers at least 10 GPM of water pressure. Anything less than that won’t be as fun to use.

Safety features

First, safety around the pool or playground starts with you. However, if you have kids around or anyone intoxicated, you should look out for them. Besides that, the pool slide needs to have a few safety features such as non-slip climbing walls and extended handrails that keep the slider within the confines of the slide.

Available space

The space available in the backyard will determine how large of a pool slide you can get. The good news is that a lot of slides occupy a small space and can be used even in small yards. Some even come with their own little pools which ensure that you actually don’t need to have a swimming pool to use them.

Ease of installation

While pool slides look all complicated and all, they’re actually quite easy to set up as you only need to pump them with air and connect your garden hose before having fun. Some even come with their own air pumps which inflate them in a few minutes.

Number of features

The basic feature of a pool slide is the slide part. However, a few good ones come with extra features such as a rock-climbing wall, sprayers, pools and even water guns. All these features add fun to the sliding experience and should be considered if you want to increase the fun.

Materials used

Inflatable pool slides need to have the right quality and sealing to survive the weight of the users and endless hours of fun. The best material is heavy duty PVC which ensures that the slide remains turgid under pressure and collapses with ease every time you’re done using it. PVC also plays nice with water and is cheap to manufacture making PVC slides affordable.

Age limits

The inflatable pool slides made for adults can be safely used by most kids. However, adults using the pool slides meant for kids isn’t a good idea since it’ll break the slide in a few trials. You should thus check for the age and weight limits before making the purchase.

Added extras

While a pool slide on its own is a good idea, getting one that has added extras such as an air pump and repair kit is an added benefit you should highly consider.

With these features in mind, you’re sure of getting a good inflatable pool slide that will meet your needs.

Inflatable Pool water Slides Maintenance and Care Tips

Some care and maintenance tips for your inflatable pool slide include the following:

  • Only inflate it to the recommended pressure since having too much or too little pressure isn’t good. Too much of it risks bursting the slide while too little of it kills the fun.
  • Always use the air tubes that will give you the best inflation experience. Most slides will have more than one air tube pumping pressure into different chambers.
  • Avoid placing the slide on uneven ground or one with sharp objects that can puncture the slide.
  • Always use stakes to secure the slide into the ground. Otherwise, strong winds might carry it away.
  • Avoid using chlorinated disinfectants or oil-based cleaners as they will damage the PVC material.
  • Store the slide after drying it. Avoid folding it too much when storing it as the creases might become permanent.

These tips ensure that your slide serves you for a long time while remaining in great shape.