Are you looking for a way to get a 10-foot slide in your backyard?
Can't find any great solutions online? Well, neither could we!
You've already probably realized that there aren't too many options available out there. So what's an enterprising play area mogul to do? Other than finding something ready-made to order online, it may also be possible to make this happen by installing two 5-foot slides together.
But before anything... Have you ever even wondered if a 10 foot tube slide is okay for a residential slide size, or is it already considered a commercial height instead?
In most residential areas, it’s okay to put up a 10-foot slide. However, this is bordering on the commercial sizes out there, so make sure you check with your city, county, and HOA (if you have one) before you put up something like this.
Below, we’ll give you some information about how to install one of these slides and whether or not you can make one out of two smaller slides as well. Read on to learn more!
If you’re thinking of putting in a tube-style slide, you should first have an understanding of how it works. The process is a little different depending on the individual slide, so once you read through this quick run-down, make sure you read over the directions that come with your slide as well.
But is this really a good DIY project or should you call in a professional? In the end, that decision is entirely up to how confident you are in your ability to install something your children will be playing on. This is a product that needs to be handled with care and be up to all safety codes when finished, so call a professional if you don’t feel comfortable with any of the steps.
In most situations, slide companies recommend purchasing commercial-grade, professionally-installed slides for this height. You may also be able to order a custom slide in this height to suit your needs, depending on the company you’re working with.
****PLEASE NOTE: If you are considering creating or modifying any kind of play construction for your kids, always make sure you are securing everything as safely as possible.
By now, you should be ready to figure out whether or not this is the right slide size for your needs. But is it really right for your little one? How old should your child be before playing on a slide this tall? In most instances, slides of this height are not recommended for any children under the age of six. You know your child best, so consider his or her preferences and needs before installing a tall slide like this. It may be best to wait a few years if your little one is not quite ready for a big slide!