In our first article in this series, we talked about how to come up with a plan for putting in your very own back yard mini water park. Before taking the plunge into your design plan, however, there are a few considerations to keep in mind. Anytime you undertake a big project, it makes sense to sit down and go over the pros and cons. When it comes to creating your own backyard water park, you’ll want to see if the personal benefits it offers you will outweigh any potential drawbacks.
What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Installing a Backyard Water Park?
Here’s a list of benefits and drawbacks that a back yard water park has to offer you. Read over these items carefully before making your choice to proceed with your plans.
Backyard Water Park Advantages
1. You’ll Have Enough Space to Entertain a Large Group
If you have a typical sized backyard pool and patio, chances are that things can get a bit cramped when you have a pool party with a large group of friends and family. If you decide to upgrade to a mini water park sized pool and patio area, you’ll have ample room for super-sized entertaining. You can volunteer to host your local block party, large family reunion, or another gathering that would normally require renting a public venue. Your friends and family will look forward to spending time in your one-of-a-kind private getaway spot each time you decide to invite them over for a pool party.
2. You’ll Be Able to Enjoy Summer Fun Without Waiting in Long Lines
One of the worst parts of taking a trip to a public water park is dealing with all the crowds of people. Whether it’s getting stuck in a long line for your favorite water slide, running out of room in the shaded picnic table section, or failing to snag a coveted chaise lounge to relax on while you work on your tan, water park crowds can turn a fun day into a nightmare. They’re also noisy and it can be nerve-wracking to try to keep an eye on your kids when there are dozens more splashing around in the same congested area. Instead, you can retreat to your backyard water park for a little R & R with your family or with just your invited guests rather than a huge group of strangers.
Backyard Water Park Disadvantages
1. Installation and Maintenance Costs
The biggest drawback to installing your own water park would have to be the cost involved in undertaking such a large project. Though you’ll save admission fees to commercial parks in the future, your installation and maintenance costs will be quite significant.
2. The Hassle Factor
If you have your own water park, it will be up to you to keep it clean and in working order. The more elaborate of a plan you go with, the more work it will be to maintain. You could always hire a cleaning and maintenance crew, but that will be an added expense.
If you’ve sat down and looked at your budget and feel convinced that you’re ready to put in your own private water park, your next step is figuring out which features you want to include. That will be the topic of our next article in this series.
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