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It's now officially summer vacation for most students. I don't mind if my kids stay in the house once in a while, but they're not allowed to veg out. There's no reason they can't play outdoors and be active. Backyard water slides are a form of outdoor fun, especially in the heat.
Bestway, Inc. is making a huge splash this summer with the unveiling of its new line of wet and wild H2OGO! backyard water slides. The H2OGO! slides are the first line of water slides to feature the patent-pending Speed Ramp, an inflatable launch pad that creates a smooth, big splash belly-flop landing while propelling riders down the 18-foot slide. Water funnels throughout the entire slide, reducing friction and increasing speed as riders cascade towards the final deluge in the drench pool.
Jason blowing up the Speed Ramp by mouth
The H2OGO! water slides come in a single, double, and triple model. I received the triple model for review. It is designed so that three riders can go down the slide at once. Included with the water slide are hose nozzle connectors and a repair patch.
water slide fully inflated with water flow cascading all around
Set-up of the H2OGO! water slide is pretty easy. Once you take it out of the box and completely unroll the water slide, it's important to lay it on ground that is free of debris. The Speed Ramp, the section at the top of the water slide, requires air inflation. My husband did it by mouth, although I'm sure it'd be much easier and quicker if done with a pump. Afterwards, he connected the garden hose to an opening and let the water fill up the entire sides of the water slide. Once that was complete, fountains of water sprayed out of little openings, surrounding the entire slide and getting it wet and ready for use.
Playing on the water slide
My kids are older and took a couple turns on the H2OGO! water slide. They gained some enjoyment from it. But the ones that really got a kick out of it were the 3 and 5 year old kids that come around from time to time. They squealed and screeched with excitement. Some time was spent going down the slide on their bellies and some time was spent just running up and down the water slide, going through the sprinkling water. The slide is 18 feet long, so there was ample room to get a good slide. Inflatables can be a bit tricky because they can tend to rip or tear easily. So far, we haven't had that problem. And it's not due to being careful! The kids have stomped, slid, and ran on it over and over again.
The H2OGO! water slide has been a lot of fun and we'll continue to use it throughout the summer.
laying in the drench pool at the end of the water slide