A water slide is a fun accessory for the hot summer months, but can be potentially dangerous if it is not set up correctly. Setting up a tall pool slide or inflatable slide is best left to the professionals, while backyard slides you pick up at the store are likely safe for home use. Of course, in order to enjoy the water slide, you will need to first make it slippery.
Things You'll Need
- Water hose
Set up your slide according to the manufacturer's recommendations. This includes applying all necessary anchors and carefully checking the underlying and surrounding area for debris.
Connect the slide to your home water hose if a connection is available. This will automatically wet the slide when the water is turned on.
Spray the slide with your water hose if there is no hose connection. Water will make the slide slippery for as long as it remains wet.
Reapply water to the slide if you think it is losing its slip, and with each new use. Keeping the slide wet is the best way to ensure it stays slick.
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