How Much Water Do Inflatable Water Slides Use?

How Much Water Do Inflatable Water Slides Use?

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Happy boy having a blast on an inflatable water slide
Happy boy having a blast on an inflatable water slide

Inflatable water slides bring lots of fun to an event. Yet, many things are needed to set them up safely. The fact that they use water should keep you informed on how much water you really need for using inflatable water slides.

Water slides usually consume 4 liters of water for every minute. This is equal to a garden tap for quarter flow. To give you an idea of how much you will be paying for the slide use on your water bill, you can take the sample calculation below.

So, let’s assume that you are being charged with a flat rate of below 0.2 cents per liter. You then get an average of 36 cents each hour for the slide’s water consumption. With this sample estimate, you can now decide how long you want to use the water slide in your garden for the kids’ party.

You must consider your water consumption, electricity, and other expenses you need to manage. If you have your own water system and don’t rely on water companies for your residential water supply, then it’s good for you. You just have to remember that 4 liters of water per minute are required for the water slide use.

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Inflatable Water Slides for Sale or for Rent: Which Option Should You Choose?

Children on inflatable pool with slide
Children on inflatable pool with slide

Water slides have always been the kids’ favorites for years. In fact, even adults love these, too. This is the reason why manufacturing companies don’t just design inflatable slides for children. There are also water slides for adults that you can buy or rent from existing rental companies in your area.

As a parent, you want your kids to enjoy these cool slides, especially during the hot summer months. Would you really go for these inflatable water slides for sale or for rent? This actually depends on you. If you can afford the price of the inflatable water slide for sale, then go for it.

On the other hand, if you don’t want to have a water slide in your garden for long, then it would be reasonable to go for that inflatable water slide for rent as this may save you money. You will just have to rent it for a day or less then you can return it. You don’t have to worry about such issues as lawn damage for long, water bill consumption, electricity, and other related concerns it may bring.

However, if both parents love to keep an inflatable water slide in their garden for long, then they can go for those on sale. Remember that these inflatable water slides have various designs that you can choose from. So, you need to consider your children’s age, their behavior when it comes to playing, and overall safety.

Inflatable Water Slides for Sale: Weighing All the Pros and Cons

Happy girl enjoying her water slide
Happy girl enjoying her water slide

Your decision to purchase an inflatable water slide for sale for your children to enjoy year-round may be affected by different factors. This could depend on your budget, the price of the water slide, the overall family interest of owning a water slide for years, and your desired design for both safety and fun. 

Considering Your Budget and the Price of the Slide

Inflatable water slides come at various designs and prices. Resist the urge of buying immediately from what you see in an instant. It takes a little patience to get your ideal slide at a fair price.

So, how much is your budget for buying your kids an inflatable water slide? There are slides that cost more than the others. An average slide ranges from $300-$400. You should do your homework about this and even compare prices and discounts from various stores to get the best deals.

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Slide Design for Kids’ Enjoyment

You may have shortlisted some inflatable water slides by now based on your budget. So, how about the design? Have you narrowed down your search, too, in terms of the design you want? 

Do you like to have a dual slide inflatable or one that has triple-slide? How old are your children who will be using the slide? There are slides designed for older children. Other designs can accommodate both younger and older kids.

Remember that quality, durability, and safety are your top concerns. Do not be misled by attractive designs. An elegant design for your kids’ delight is another factor. Yet, the three things mentioned earlier should be always present on top of your chosen design. 

By now, you can narrow down your search with just about two to three water slide designs and price options. Remembering all these factors will help you be more reasonable in your buying decision.

So, here are the pros and cons of buying your very own water slide for your family.

Pros:

  • Convenience – You can use it anytime you want or even all year long.
  • Portability – Since it’s inflatable, you can take it on family vacations as long as there’s an available lawn for installing it.
  • Economical – You get more savings for a year of use than for renting inflatable slides many times a year.
  • Security and Comfort – Since it’s brand new, you are sure to be using an inflatable slide that has not been used by many renters before. This will make you even more comfortable while having the blasts anytime you want. 
  • Warranty – You also get more protected with the product warranty from the company you trust.

Cons:

  • Designs – Since you decide on a particular design, you lose the chance of enjoying other water slide designs that you can try if you are renting inflatables.
  • Cleaning and Maintenance – Of course, when you rent, these things are under the responsibility of the rental companies. Maintaining a water slide is now your responsibility for your kids’ safety and security purposes. 

Now, you see that the pros outweigh the cons. This is not to tell you that you should avoid rental companies. This is just to let you know that if you are a family who loves the outdoors and water slide fanatic, then this is an ideal option. Again, the decision is up to you and depends on individual tastes and preferences.

Water slide on grass
Water slide on grass

Related Questions:

  • Can I still use my water slide even during winter?

The answer is either yes or no. Remember that water slides are usually mounted on the grass and kept outdoors. Another thing here is, if unpleasant weather occurs, rental companies cancel the setup on your venue. 

But yes, you can use your water slide during the winter if you have a secure place such as the basement where children can enjoy it even in cold weather. Some families have actually tried this.

  • Are used water slides for sale a good option?

No, if you can’t afford to buy a brand new water slide, consider renting a water slide from reputable rental companies. You may also start saving now for that new slide. Used water slides won’t last long and you can’t be sure about your kids’ safety while using them.

  • Are there inflatable water slides for adults that I can rent or even purchase?

Yes, there are inflatable water slides for adults that you can buy for longer use or you can even rent them from certain rental companies.

Water slide on a water park
Water slide on a water park

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