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Best Inflatable Garden Water Slides for Kids

Chris King
Best Inflatable Garden Water Slides for Kids

The best inflatable slide for kids can be a great addition to any birthday party, and they’re great choices for the people who have backyard pools. Some of the inflatable slides for kids can be used without pools, and some of them have their own pool components. People are going to want to keep their kids entertained over the summer, and it’s hard to get better than inflatable water slides.

Garden Water Slides

When parents, guardians, babysitters, and all other people are looking for the best inflatable slide for kids, there are a few things to keep in mind. For one thing, these products are going to vary substantially in terms of price. Some of them are going to be more affordable than others. The weight limit of the inflatable slides will vary tremendously as well, making it that much more important for parents to shop carefully, especially if they’re planning on using the slides for a pool party.

The best inflatable water slide is also tough enough to handle kids that are inevitably going to be rough with it. Parents should be able to find inflatable water slides for their kids that will work for everyone involved.

Intex Surf ‘N Slide Inflatable Play Center

This is one of the best inflatable slides for kids that people are going to find today. The landing pad underneath provides plenty of padding and protection for the kids using the slide. Since it comes with a repair patch, it is going to be that much easier for parents to be able to fix any potential problems with the slide. Kids tend to be rough with all toys, so it is a good idea to have something like a repair patch on hand.

Intex Surf 'N Slide Inflatable Play Center

This slide has a maximum weight limit of one hundred and seventy-six pounds, which might be a problem in some households and which means that it might not be a good idea for two kids to play on it at once. However, the product is overall large and well-made. People don’t even need a pool in order to use it, which makes it so much better.

Intex Surf 'N Slide Inflatable Play Center, 174" X 66" X 64", for Ages 6+
  • Attach garden hose for sprayers to wet the slide surface
  • Landing mat underneath for extra padding

Bounceland Inflatable Cascade Water Slide with Pool

This pool is made from wonderfully puncture-proof materials, which should allow it to withstand a lot of the stress that kids put on it during the summer. The fact that this slide has a pool component is going to make it that much more versatile for kids and that much more effective as a play area. The whole structure inflates in less than a minute.

Bounceland Inflatable Cascade Water Slide with Pool

This slide only has a weight limit of one hundred pounds, which is definitely going to make it harder for multiple kids to use it, and it will stop some kids from using it altogether. This is a slide that is going to work better for very young children, but it is just fine for kids aged seven and under.

Bounceland Inflatable Cascade Water Slide with Large Pool, Two Water Slides, Water Sprayer for Splashing, UL Strong Blower Included, 16.5 ft x 16.5 ft x 7 ft H, Summer Party Must Have
  • [Specification] Inflated size: 16.4(L) x16.4'(W)x 6.9'(H), Package includes: water slide, blower, water hose, carry bag, stakes, repair kit and instruction. Weight limit: Max weight: 400 lbs, Max individual weight: 100 lbs. Max number of kids: 4. Easy set up and take down, inflates in less than a minute. Perfect for indoor and outdoor use. Carry bag provides easy portability.
  • [Quality Assurance] 1) Heavy-duty puncture proof material with double to quadruple. 2) Strong secure 9" ground stakes 3) 6 ft Long air intake tube 4) Higher rails for safer sliding fun.

Backyard Adventure Water Park Slide Sprinklers

This is the kind of inflatable water slide area that people would expect to see at water parks. The four continuous water sprinkler stations should manage to make everyone feel like they’re at a pool. Kids will love the surfer style graphics. This is a great inflatable water slide station for people to use at a party, and it will make things better than any pool party.

Backyard Adventure Water Park Slide Sprinklers

The material is very sturdy, so people shouldn’t have a problem when it comes to sudden accidents. Many inflatable water slide stations like this one are more expensive, which should make this one that much more appealing to the people who are trying to give their kids quality entertainment on a budget. Some parents might find it annoying that they’re going to have to keep the entire product inflated for two hours after it has been wet initially, since otherwise, they’re going to have to store it wet. This might seem like a long time to leave something to air dry. However, parents are going to have to set aside plenty of time for their kids to use this product in the first place, so it shouldn’t make that much of a difference.


Traditional metal pool slides have always brought thrills to adults and children, especially at water parks and amusement themed parks. They were also purchased and erected in a few backyards. Metal constructed pool slides are expensive and they are not easily installed. Modern technology has given us inflatable water slides that still gives everyone the thrill of playing in the water, but minus the expense and time consuming installation. Inflatable pool slides are very sturdy, durable and safe to use. How easy is it to inflate, then deflate and store away. Inflatable water slides does not require any tools and they provide the most water fun, with very entertaining features as part of a warm season accessory.

Inflatable water slides in general are a party waiting to happen. They are great for people of all ages, due to their strength. However, water slides are basically designed for the young – ages 5 to 15. Yes adults can use water slides, but they should not be over a certain weight class due to stability problems. Inflatable slides for kids is a better quality and cost investment, plus kids get more out of them for fun and excitement. Residential or backyard inflatable water slides can be designed for a fixed pool system. An inflatable slide for an in-ground pool and an above-ground pool, can be set up for everyone to slide down directly into the pool. There are also inflatable slides for inflatable swimming pools.

Garden Inflatable Water SlideInflatable slides are manufactured with a thick, strong PVC (“polyvinyl chloride”) material, or a thick heavy gauge vinyl or commercial grade nylon. Inflatable water slides are inflated using a UL powered blower. The water slide is then attached to a water hose for the water supply, as well as to wet the slide’s surface. Inflatable slides are available in different sizes and different shapes (rectangle, square, round and more). They can be themed or they can be available in one lane or multiple lane inflatable water slide, depending on what parents want for their kids and friends. Nothing is more fun than hearing your kids sliding and splashing their way into either the cool, pool waters on a hot summer day or landing in the pooled water built into the base of the slide.

Home inflatable water slides are fun for children for the backyard and they are easy to set up. What should you consider before buying them – there are several things to know beforehand and certain things to look for. If you are looking for large inflatable water slides, their width and splash zone requires sufficient space all around it. Also, decide where you want to place it, then check the dimensions to make sure that it will fit squarely on the ground with ground stakes. Some slides are wide and big, requiring lots of space, while others just require a small amount of space. The smaller inflatable water slides can be purchased with a repair patch just in case a hole appears anywhere on the surface.


Check the weight of the slide to determine if it’s too heavy to be handled. Simply pick an inflatable water slider that is dependant on the needs of the children. Inflatable slides should be identified as waterproof, strength, high density and fire resistant. Also, check for the number of chambers an inflatable slide has because the more air chambers you have, the more flexible strength it has and the more stability it has. Of course, the more chambers a slide has, means that it can take from 15 to 20 minutes to inflate. However, chambers also indicates quality craftsmanship and it will be more resistant to damage like a leak or puncture.

Other features to look for in an inflatable are its size. Take measurements to make sure that it can accommodate the number of children who will be playing on it. Warranties are important and you can purchase extended warranties if this is a long time investment. This may be a good thing, especially if the water slide is going to be used regularly. There are many inflatable slides for sale presently, therefore the next question is, should I buy or should I rent? Basically, to buy an inflatable slide for a fixed pool or other swimming pools, will depend on how often it will be used.

If an inflatable water slide is only used seasonally, renting is a good option. Prices will vary on the type of water slide you choose. If you want a water slide to inflate each warm season, then buying is better because they can be deflated and stored easily. To rent an inflatable water slide, allows families to enjoy many different designs, shapes and sizes. Also, as the children and their friends grow, families will want to experience water fun with larger slides. Renting water slides gives users the flexibility to upgrade as the children grow.

Also, consider the price of the inflatable slide, because it might be better to buy a cheaper one, then later, buy a new one after a period of time, giving you some variety. However, if you would like to invest more in the beginning and keep it for many years, then make sure you decide that, before you set your mind on one. Now, after you have picked one or two, make sure that you read the review comments or blogs. The comments from individuals who have purchased or rented inflatable slides for kids and the pool side, will be a determining factor on the brand, style, price, size, color, etc. This information will help you make up your mind for sure and it will help you know that you have found the right one to give kids hours of fun.

Whether renting or buying an inflatable slide for pools or an inflatable slide for kids, supervision is a must! Water slides are slippery and you never know what might happen. Follow manufacturer’s instructions and do not leave the kids alone on them. Inflatable water slides can turn special occasions like a birthday party into a memorable and exciting party. Make up your mind now on what features you want your slide to have, research and pick the one that is perfect for your family’s fun time in the sun and water.

About the author: Chris loves the outdoors and has developed a love of gadgets and inflatable toys, from kayaking and paddle boarding to relaxing in his hot tub at home. The founder of WhichInflatable and has been the editor for 7 years.

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