Maintaining your pool equipment comes in many forms. Regular cleaning and balancing the chemicals in the water are chores we expect when it comes to this sort of thing. One task you may want to stay on top of is buffing your slide at the start of each season. Here are some reasons why it’s important to buff your fiberglass water slide and how it benefits your pool and everyone who uses it.
First and foremost, buffing your slide with Aqua Buff 2000 helps maintain a glossy, reflective appearance. When your slide is outdoors, constant exposure to the sun may result in fading and discoloration. When you buff your fiberglass before the new season, you can use the compound to polish the surface and create a barrier that will keep your water slide looking fresh and undamaged.
Another reason why it’s important to buff your fiberglass water slide is that those exterior elements, like UV rays and irritants in the air, can cause it to lose more than its looks. Harsh environments often cause structural damage and regular usage can create cracks, scratches, and other physical damage. Periodically applying a fresh layer of Aqua Buff 2000 can add years to your fiberglass slide’s lifespan and reduce the frequency of difficult maintenance you may need to perform by filling in small scratches with thin gel coats.
Apart from providing valuable maintenance and aesthetic features, you should buff your slide because it makes it more enjoyable. A well-polished and smoothed out fiberglass slide helps create a floatier experience that feels better on the skin when you slide down it. Buffing with the Aqua Buff 2000 compound helps create a texture with reduced bumps and grit that may irritate the skin. The smoother slide leaves guests with a fun, fast, and enjoyable water slide experience.
American Aqua Designs is here for you when you want to know more about residential swimming pool slides. We’ve got helpful guides and specialists ready to help you learn all about proper installation, care, and maintenance for pools, slides, and lazy rivers. Contact us anytime with questions, comments, concerns, or for more information.