Summit Swimming Pool Slide Standards and Specifications for Above Ground and In-Ground Commercial Quality Pool Slides
All of SUMMIT-USA’s products meet the requirements set forth in ASTM F1487-01, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use, and adopted by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Summit Swimming Pool Slides also meet the standards of Code of Federal Regulations, 16CFR Part 1207, The Safety Standards For Swimming Pool Slides published by the USCPSC and adopted by National Spa and Pool Institute (NSPI) (except where superceded by ASTM F1487-01).
Plastic portions of the slides are Rotationally Molded of Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) with ultraviolet inhibitor and anti-static additives. The pigments used for coloring also contain ultraviolet inhibitors to prolong their life.
Most of the rotomolded polyethylene parts have a nominal wall thickness of 0.25”.
Plastic decks are supported by metal framing, designed to be self-bailing, and have an OSHA approved non-slip pattern molded into the walking area.
Ladders, steps, and rungs are extruded of 6061 T-6 aluminum, 0.188” thick, Heliarc welded for strength, with a non-slip pattern in the tread.
Spiral treads are cast aluminum and heat treated or aged before finishing. These parts are powder-coated with polyester paint for appearance.
The Aqua Deluxe ladder has a kick panel to close the back of the steps and spiral stairs have optional riser closers.
1-3/8”od handrails are extruded of 13ga (0.095” wall) 6061 T-4 aluminum and are powder- coated for appearance.
1.9”od posts are 14 ga (0.083” wall) steel, galvanized, primed, and powder-coated for appearance and protection.
3.5”od posts are 11ga (0.120” wall) steel, galvanized, primed, and powder-coated for appearance and protection.
5”od posts are 11ga. (0.120” wall) or 7ga (0.180” wall) steel, galvanized, primed, and powder-coated for appearance and protection.
Fasteners are 18-8 Stainless Steel in most instances.
Slide section connecting bolts in the Adams series are plated steel.
Connector bolts for the Cascade Ladder System deck cover/deck frame are plated steel.
Tubing connectors inserted into pipe ends are spring-steel with a ‘cold-galvanize’ coating.
Some joint fasteners in the Cyclone series are nylon.