Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Splash Pad
Last updated date: May 20, 2020
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In our analysis of 64 expert reviews, the Little Tikes Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Splash Pad placed 6th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
With the Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race kids can climb the center wall to the top of this enormous water slide bounce house and race down the 2 slides into the kids splash pool. Durable,colorful, and well-designed, this is a toy the kids will enjoy summer after summer. This outside inflatable water bouncer includes two slides with spray hoods that keep the sliding surface slippery. Plus, the slides lead to a wide splash pool for a splashin' good time! The bouncer comes with stakes to hold the bouncer in place, a heavy-duty blower with a GFCI plug, a repair kit, and a storage bag. There is a 90 Day Limited Warranty from the date of purchase on the fabric and a 1 year Limited Warranty from the date of purchase on the blower. Maximum number of kids is 4 and the maximum combined weight limit is 350 lbs.
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An Overview On Inflatable Splash Pads
When the weather turns hot, parents start looking for a way for kids to cool off. Pools are great, but unless you have one at home, you have to pack everyone up and head to a local public pool. Sure, you can buy kiddie pools for the backyard, but those can be complicated to set up.
In recent years, splash pads have become a fun alternative to swimming pools. These setups have a nonslip surface, along with nozzles and other features that stream water out for children to run through. Across the country, parks have set up splash pads for kids to run and play, but having one in your own backyard could come in handy on the hottest days of the year.
An inflatable splash pad provides the perfect solution for busy parents. Simply hook up a garden hose, turn it on, and you’ll have hours of fun for your little ones. One of the best things about splash pads is that they take up very little space in your backyard. You can fold them up for easy storage between uses, then inflate them when you’re ready to use them again.
Compared to a kiddie pool, an inflatable splash pad brings a variety of benefits. They’re easy to inflate, and you don’t have to worry about filling them up before using them. Just hook up the hose and kids are ready to play immediately.
One of the biggest benefits of a splash pad is its portability. Not only are splash pads easy to store, but you can pack them up and take them on the road with you. All you’ll need is access to a water hose and you can create a fun play area anytime you need one.
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Splash pads emerged as an alternative to an urban tradition. For decades, city-dwelling kids would open fire hydrants and play in the spray on the hottest summer days. It became a fun way to beat the heat, but fire departments were understandably not happy with the practice. After fighting it for a while, though, some fire departments decided to join in on the fun, creating a cap that could be fitted over hydrants to create a sprinkler. In recent years, cities have decided instead to set up splash pads to discourage opening up hydrants — though that hasn’t stopped the practice completely. Fire departments have begun installing locks on fire hydrants, primarily to curb water theft, but it also keeps fire hydrants from being used to create impromptu splash pads on the street.
The Inflatable Splash Pad Buying Guide
- Safety is the top priority when choosing a splash pad. You’ll notice the ones set up for public use typically have a nonskid surface to keep kids from slipping. Make sure the surface of the splash pad will provide the traction kids need once the water is going and they start running around.
- Durability is always an issue with children’s toys. Many splash pads are made from heavy-duty material like PVC to prevent them from tearing. And it’s not just roughhousing from kids you have to worry about with a splash pad. Since they’re used outside, they can be damaged by rocks, branches and other environmental hazards. Having durable material ensures you’ll get plenty of use out of it.
- You will need access to a garden hose to get the water going. Make sure your water pressure is strong enough and that your hose will reach the area you plan to set your splash pad up. With most splash pads, you’ll control the height of the water by adjusting the water pressure up and down on your hose.
- Larger splash pads can be great if you have a lot of kids, but keep in mind they’ll take up more space in your yard. Make sure you have an area large enough to accommodate your splash pad comfortably.
- Check the recommended age range on a splash pad before buying. This is especially important if you have a toddler, as some splash pads aren’t recommended for children under 2 or 3 years old.
- Some splash pads have a small ridge that allows the pad to form a shallow pool. This is great for toddlers who can’t stand up to play like older kids can.
- Although many splash pads are rated for kids up to the age of 10 or 12, some will be more appealing to much younger kids. If you have older kids, you’ll want to look for a larger splash pad without the childlike designs.