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Make your Own Backyard Water Park

Updated on July 26, 2016

Inflatable Water Slides

Going to a water park is a lot of fun. But, it is also expensive and time consuming depending on how far the park is from your house. But, why not make your own at home. On a hot summer day water is the absolute key to fun. I have three young boys and they love all of the cool new inflatable water slides being made today. There are some made into obstacle courses and some are waist high slip n slides. I wish I grew up with all of these cool options when I was a kid. The only time I got near a water slide was when I went to an actual water park and paid to get in. So I guess I will just plan to play with them now.

inflatable water slide
inflatable water slide

Inflatable Water Slides are Great for a special Occasion

My aunt rented a giant inflatable water slide for a birthday party and the kids had an awesome time. She set up a Slip N Slide next to it and prepared water balloons and squirt guns. The kids were completely worn out at the end of the party and had so much fun. A lot of the parents got a kick out of just watching the kids running around and having fun. It was such a great time that the adults went on the water slide and played along too. A water slide would also be great for a family BBQ or any other summer get together with lots of kids. It is a great way to beat the heat and keep your kids outside having fun.

Find Water Slides

Here is my Summer Water Fun Amazon Store where you can find all kinds of great water toys your kids will love.

kids inflatable water slide
kids inflatable water slide

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    • Gennifer profile image


      9 years ago from Minsk, Belarus

      Wonderful idea, Jim! I really like the hub. I've never thought about such an opportunity, but the idea sounds attractive... =)

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      Veronica Allen 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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      9 years ago

      this is a great idea.

    • prasetio30 profile image


      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for share, I never found this in my country. complete water game.

    • jim10 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from ma

      Your welcome, thanks for visiting wordscribe41. They are a ton of fun and also burn off a lot of energy. My newest son just turned one and he got a little inflatable pool with a sprinkler attachment so water can come down from above on part. It should be a great addition to our other fun water summer toys.

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      9 years ago

      Oh my, I completely forgot about slip and slides. How much fun are those? It doesn't appear they're very expensive, might have to get one as the weather is summer-like. Our kids love the sprinkler, they can spend hours (and gallons of water) playing in one. Thanks for the hub!

    • jim10 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from ma

      Thanks K@ri, this sure would come in handy in New Mexico. But, I bet all of the neighbors would be showing up with towels. My kids and I love regular slip n slides. We will have to give the one with the water skimmer a try. Although my wife doesn't want us using the one you stand up on. Sometimes she is a nervous nellie.

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      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      jim, I love the first picture...really could have used that in New Mexico! I saw a commercial last night for a water skimmer board used with the slip and slide. It looked like so much fun! You should try it out and let me know how it worked. (notice how I want you to test it for me...I figure if your kids like it, my son may!) :D

    • apeksha profile image


      9 years ago from India.

      Ultimate idea..jimmI am consttructing new home I ll definitely keep this thing in mind...

    • JPSO138 profile image


      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      I have one of this at home. Sometimes I join my son as he plays. Your hubs are really great. It seems that you care a lot for your boys. They are very lucky indeed!

    • ahpoetic profile image


      9 years ago

      Making your own back yard water park is a great idea.

    • jim10 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from ma

      Hi thanks for commenting. That is a great idea to hang a sprinkler to make a waterfall thanks for the suggestion of how you build a water park.

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      lin lin & dane dane 

      9 years ago

      that's cool. I make my own waterparks in my bacyard, complete with a REAL tube and open slide. it was totally awsome. I know even more about making your own waterparks than just that. Here's a tip:

      TIP: Hang a sprinkler in a tree or other high spot; instant waterfall!

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      Proud Mom 

      9 years ago from USA

      Having a pool would stress me out, constantly worrying about the kids sneaking out, or the neighbor's kids sneaking in.

      A child in the town I live in drowned this summer when she snuck over to the neighbor's yard out of curiosity. Earlier in the spring, I had to jump in and save my son who was thrown in an indoor water park pool by some misbehaving tweens who I thought were not being supervised. Turns out, they were, but mom and dad thought their actions were appropriate.

      Your idea about the inflatable park that you can control yourself and take down when not in use sounds like the perfect solution!

    • jim10 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from ma

      Pools are a lot of fun. But they sure are a big commitment. A water slide would use fresher water so no worry of it turning green. I would love a pool. But, I already have 3 boys to take care of. Plus I love going on the water slide too.

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      Bonnie Ramsey 

      10 years ago from United States


      Great idea! Probably less trouble than a pool, too. We got my gran-daughter one since she was spending the summer with us and you wouldn't believe the headache! All the chemical levels you have to test, pump, filters, vaccum, chlorine, alge killer, you name it and we had to have it! It has been a full time job taking care of it lol. Guess it was worth it with all the fun she had but next summer I'll consider the water park instead! Thanks for the info!


    • jim10 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from ma

      Thanks solarshingles. I am glad you like the hub. I agree about needing to supervise kids around water. That is mainly why I prefer to bring the water park to them . When they are few years older we can go on the big slides at Water Country and Surf Coaster. I'm actually not too worried about the slides because they have taken swim lessons for a while. I am mainly worried about wave pools and I know they would want to go in them.

    • solarshingles profile image


      10 years ago from london

      I like your hub and I especially like your passion about your family and your kids! You are a great father Jim. Own backyard water-park is really a great idea, how to perfectly please anyone in the hot summer time, and especially children. There is almost nothing better than playing water games in the 'waterland'.

      The only important fact we need to consider at all times is: to never leave young children without supervision.

    • jim10 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from ma

      Thanks for the great comment. I am glad you liked my hub. I figure it is safer to bring the water park to my back yard so I can easily watch my young kids. Unlike at the local water park with tons of kids running in all directions.

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      10 years ago from The world.

      Creating a backyard water park sounds like a great idea, jim10! It's definitely the appropriate weather for it right now too. I like the picture that you used. Sure looks like a lot of fun!

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