There is nothing like a pool slide for creating a splash during summer but like any other piece of pool equipment, you’ll need to check and maintain it regularly. To help you get started, we’ve put together this quick guide. For any other info, or to buy the products you need, simply speak to your local pool accessories supplier
Cleaning the Pool Slide
The main thing that you can do in order to maintain your pool slide is to simply keep it clean. This is important as you need to remove the pool chemicals from it, so that the chemicals don’t cause damage over time. Clean your pool slide using a non abrasive cleaner (Windex or a simple glass cleaner is great!). Apply the cleaner, allow it to sit for a few minutes and then clean the slide with a soft sponge or the like. Rinse the cleaner off with clean water. You can then use a dry cloth to remove any excess water from the slide if you like.
You can also disinfect the slide if you like but be aware that you cannot do this with a regular household disinfectant. Rather, you will need to use a special pool slide disinfectant that you can get from your pool supply store.
Removing Scratches from the Pool Slide
If your pool slide has a few scratches in it, you can easily remove these. Simply buy a special plastic polish or even use a car polish. Apply the polish to the scratched area and rub it in until the polish becomes hazy. Once this has occurred, you’ll need to buff the polish off using a clean, lint free cloth. Buff until no more polish comes off on the cloth. This should remove minor scratches or at least make them much less visible.
Check the Pool Slide Regularly
As well as cleaning the pool slide, you also need to check it regularly – at least once a year – to make sure that it is still structurally sound and safe to use. A good time to do this is before the new swimming season starts. Have a good look over the pool slide and make sure that there are no loose bolts, rust, rough areas, or areas of wear and tear. If there are, you may need to get somebody out to look at it. However, if the problem is just some loose bolts, you can easily retighten these yourself.