Bradley's Home-Made Water Slide

My 100-foot-long home-made water slide. After 4 hard days of work, a few blisters, a totalled truck and trailer, and 5 tons of sand (not counting the 2 tons lost in the wreck), the kids love it! Including the truck and trailer, I only came in about $12,000 over budget. (I haven't seen the medical bills yet.)

These posts are 5 feet apart sideways, and 8 feet apart lengthwise.

The pipe criss-crosses the slide and has eighth-inch holes every foot or so.

The backsplash wall came from an above-ground pool I had as a kid. We drove steel fence posts from a chainlink fence into the ground and screwed the swimming pool metal wall to them with self-tapping machine screws. The tarp is 30' x 50', folded in half to make it 30' x 25', and is folded over the top and clipped with tarp clips.

I wish it was steeper. I'm thinking about a raised platform/ramp at the top. But that slope is enough to get you going with a running start and a "Superman" posture.

The pump is made for fish ponds with large waterfalls. It puts out 4300 GPH at a 1-foot rise and about 3000 GPH at a 15-foot rise. The top of the slide is currently between 12 - 15 feet above the pump.

Even though that water looks really deep on the slide, it's an optical illusion. It's only about 1/4" deep.

Thanks for visiting my site. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. My email address is (remove the NOSPAM) bradleyNO@SPAMbradleyjacobs.com

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