An inflatable water slide has to be one of the most fun toys that kids can have in the backyard on a hot summers day. You can get some really fun designs too featuring pirates, crocodiles or even your very own inflatable log flume water slide!
A warning though - inflatable water slides do take some effort to maintain. You need to make sure you'll have somewhere for the water to drain. You'll have to dry the inflatable properly before putting it away to keep it in good condition. And these inflatables are heavy! New models are getting lighter, but you might need some help to move your inflatable to the garage when you're ready to put it away.
But if you're willing to put in a bit of effort, there's lots of fun to be had by the kids, which of course means more time for parents to relax.
Most water slides need power for the air blower and a hose for sprinklers or water squirters.
I've picked out some of my favorite water slides which get good reviews and look great.