We are purchasing a house with an in-ground pool. My first order of business is to get rid of this slide
We are purchasing a house with an in-ground pool. My first order of business is to get rid of this slide. We will never use it and it’s the only thing you see from the master bedroom window. It’s mounted into the concrete, so the legs will have to be cut and filed to be below the surface of the concrete before patching. It has a water source that is currently functioning. I have 2 questions: 1) What kind of market is there for used fiberglass slides (18 yrs. old, in good condition)? 2) What do we do with the water line? Just plug it and fill in the holes? How can we go about locking out the valve at the pump? Technically, that’s 4 questions.
amb: I bet an umbrella would work perfect in the holes … and the water supply could be re-routed for a nice fountain or deck jet maybe?
Congrats on your new home n pool.
lisa: Thank you! It’s prime real estate for some loungers LOL Rerouting would require some tear-up of the concrete, yes?
amb: Some cut out, yes.. I’d definitely talk to a designer/ builder … but there are options… or it can just be cut off at the pvc at valve to keep the pipe from causing issues later. But even a small spillover style fountain would be pretty and helps to cool the water some.
missy: Amb has a great idea if you just insist. I would love to have a yard big enough to accommodate a pool big enough for a slide! Still a kid a heart!
lisa: The more I think about this, the more ideas I come up with. The back of the house faces west. With a little ingenuity regarding the umbrella “posts” and a water feature, I think this may be a plan. Will def consult with a designer. Thanks for the suggestion!
michael: I bought a similar slide and then resold it. At that time Craigslist was the in thing. Probably not worth all that much but it’s worth getting paid to have someone remove it for you.
jill: And yes….the slide will sell….we had ours removed and now regret it….our grandkids would have loved it.
charles: Turn the water source into a rock feature/waterfall.
lisa: It’s right in the middle of that open space, but I like the idea. Will have to check it out once we get in to see if I can make it work.
charles: It would also help to hide the places where the slide poles were in the concrete decking.
jeremy: I’d love to find a used slide! Haha I’d pay $500 for it all day long haha.
jill: Me too….we just gave it to the pool builders….so stupid.
tia: It will definitely sell for the right price on craigslist or facebook!
kristen: Congrats on the home! I’d leave the slide – how often do you gaze out your bedroom window… I’ll tell you I never look out mine.
anne: i want a slide SOOOO bad where are you located?
lisa: SE Michigan.
anne: im in sioux falls, SD….prob too far ya?