With a little research, you can find an inflatable pool with a slide that keeps your entire family entertained during warm weather months. Pools with slides range in price from under £26 to almost £325, as of March 2011. They come from reputable manufacturers like Intex and Little Tikes and many come with a repair patch or kit.
Ocean Play Center
Intex makes the Ocean Play Center is 100 inches by 77 inches by 31 inches and has a small pool attached to a larger paddling pool with a slide, inflatable palm tree and colourful animals drawn on the pool's floor. Each pool has its own drain plug, with an overflow hole that prevents the pool from holding more than 4 and 1/4 inches of water. The manufacturer does not recommend this item for children under three years of age, due to a choking hazard.
Rainbow Ring Play Center
Another inflatable pool from Intex that comes with a slide and other activities is the Rainbow Ring Play Center. Slightly bigger than the Ocean Play Center, it is 117 inches by 76 inches by 31 inches and has two pools connected by a multicoloured slide. This pool also comes with a ball roller and ball toss game with six plastic balls included and a ring toss game with four inflatable rings. In the rainbow, above the small paddling pool, there is a water sprayer to keep you cool on hot summer days.
Slam 'n' Curve Slide
If you have kids ages five to ten, consider purchasing the Slam 'n' Curve Slide from Little Tikes. The inflatable pool comes with a inflatable rock wall, which is the only way to reach the top of a slightly curved water slide that leads to a paddling pool. It is made of strong, puncture-resistant material that requires a heavy-duty blower to inflate it, which is included with your pool purchase. You also have to stake the pool into the ground to secure it.
Rocky Mountain River Race
Another quality Little Tikes product is the Rocky Mountain River Race that allows two kids, ages five to eight, to race up the inflatable rock wall in the centre and race down one of two slides on either side. While trying to climb the rock wall, kids face the surprise dump bucket soaking them from the top and each slide has its own water sprayer to keep the surface slippery. There is a large splash pool at the bottom.
Similar to the Slam 'n' Curve Slide, the Rocky Mountain River Race is made of puncture-resistant material that you must secure to your law prior to inflation. The pool comes with a blower and limited 90-day warranty.
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