Splash Pads, also known as spray pools, are a source of water activities mainly for children. Splash pads have nozzles and pipes of water and involve little or absolutely no standing water. The reduced risk of drowning makes splash pads safer for young children, unlike any swimming pool. For people who are not comfortable with going in a typical swimming pool, splash pads are the next best option to keep themselves cool during the summer.
Splash Pad Ideas for Residential Use
- While splash pads seem to be more fun and play, they also add to the beauty of your backyard. A splash pad can be installed under a base made of rock which doesn’t get slippery when wet. The splash pad floor can be made attractive by placing stones and wood structures on it to give it a raw look. Lastly, combine your splash pad with an elegant and fun seating arrangement
- Create a wooden frame of a height up to 6.5 ft and wide enough to fit at least three people. Just under the top horizontal plank of wood, place a rod that is directly connected to the water source. When the water falls, it will look like a water curtain. A bunch of these frames, placed symmetrically would look even better
- Coming back to the fun part of splash pads, they are an excellent activity for kids. However, to add more attraction, you can fix the splash pad nozzles randomly on the grass; without the water being constricted to a certain zone. You can also install swings and slides in the same area to keep them active while they cool themselves in the water
- Adults can’t always have all the fun, right? Create the perfect splash pad DIY project for your toddler to enjoy. Create a square box of your desired size by joining PVC pipes and leave a hole for the water hose to fit. Then poke the pipes with small hole throughout. Connect the water hose to you PVC frame and enjoy watching your toddlers have the times of their lives
Splash Pad Safety Tips for Children
- Although splash pads reduce your need for tight supervision, check on your child’s surroundings. Keep an eye on them to make sure they are playing safe are not doing anything dangerous
- Make sure the water being used in the splash pads is treated as it comes in direct contact with bare skin and can cause illnesses if contaminated
- Make sure to provide your children with enough water to drink because they might become thirsty due to all the activity and think it’s fine to drink from the nozzles
- Since splash pads are usually outdoor, your children will be in direct contact with the sun. So make sure to apply a generous amount of sunscreen to prevent them from skin damage
Splash pads make a very safe alternative for a swimming pool and lets you remain tension free. They are a comparatively economical option for your children’s activity and for decorative purposes as well.