Waterslide rentals are becoming very popular across the United States and for good reason. Water slides bring an enormous amount of fun for all ages and provide a great way to cool off during those hot summer months. For many years, a single lane 12 ft water slide was the standard going to the backyards of homes across America on any given weekend morning. Over the years, like everything else, the water slide, along with the clients that rent them, have changed drastically. Water slides have become such an attraction that, today, even hotels and resorts are either purchasing or renting them to entertain their guests, children and adults alike.
Water slide rentals have also become popular in the local schools. Teachers and Administrators are renting water slides for events such as Water Day to reward students for good behavior and grades. Schools have also found that water slides create a great fundraising opportunity instead of the typical candle and candy sales. A water slide is a great addition to a school’s festival. Local churches have also come together to rent water slides for special events to entertain children, thus creating interest in the church for having family fun activities. Water slides also work great for youth group activities and outreach events to the community to help attract new members. There has also been a rising number of corporate events with water slides. Companies are finding value in family events and renting a water slide to entertain employees and their families. There are numerous uses for water slides and they always prove to be a hit, no matter the event or venue. Here are some things to consider when renting a water slide:
You must have adequate space to put the water slide. Measure the space you have ( length and width). Also be sure to consider height as some water slides are very tall.
TYPE OF SLIDE:
When renting a water slide, the 3 major factors you must consider are budget, age group of participants, and space. Entry level slides usually range from 12 to 15 ft in height, 12 ft in width, and 25 feet in length. Entry level slides work well for younger children , ages 4 to 7, and believe me, they will be used all day. Medium size slides range from 15 to 18 ft tall and can be rented with a single or double sliding lane. Double sliding lanes tend to be more popular since 2 kids can go down at one time. Medium size slides are usually 12 to 13 feet wide and 27 to 35 feet long. They have larger pools and higher sitting platforms. The larger water slides average 18 ft to 30 ft tall. Most large water slides are 2 piece units which means you have a slide section and a slip and slide section that join together. Large slides are great for older children because they are much steeper, faster, and have higher sitting platforms.
ACCESS TO WATER:
In order to use a water slide, you will need access to continuous water during the entire time of the rental. If your water access is restricted, please take this into consideration before renting a water slide.
Depending on the size of the slide you rent, you will need adequate power. Ask your rental company how many blowers and what horsepower blowers the unit requires. The average 1 HP horsepower blower uses 9 amps of consistent current and most large units take 2 blowers. Since most homes have 15 amp circuits, you will need separate breakers available to power the blowers.
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