Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lewis Solid if you get it on sale
Let's start with assembly. Those that mentioned it took 8 hours to assemble must have been doing something wrong. It took me 2 hours and that was with some difficult alignment. Yes you will need to get creative with some of the bolt holes. But overall it was not to hatefull. I assembled it a little different from the directions. I assembled and mounted the collar to the playset and then assembled each elbow individually. I then mounted them one by one on the playset. Didn't have to use 2 people that way. As for some comments about the lower elbow bracket, read the directions. It isn't supposed to sit flush on top. it should have a gap on one end and sit at an angle. The back part that screws into the playset will draw in when you run the screws through and sit flush as required. You may need to do some trimming on some of the flanges to get the pieces to mate flush from section to section. Even with having to do all this I still did it in under 2 hours. I picked this thing up delivered free for $280 on sale. Well worth it. It sat for 6 months until I got around to installing it and when I finally opened the box..... no hardware. One call to Swing-n-Slide and they shipped all the hardware (and it was a lot) no questions asked within a few days. I spoke with a live human in the United states who was very helpful. Great customer service and once assembled the slide is solid. It holds my 200 lb frame with no problems.
November 12, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JonL Good Slide, part fit makes assembly difficult though
Slide parts for tub all had to be forced into place during assembly, once it was mounted though it seems solid and the kids love it. given the low price I'd say I paid in labor for the savings probably but in the end I had more time than I did money for the project.
May 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by meeko67 Good product
Slide assembly was straightforward, easiest to use a spike to align the next hole, the only problem was the lower support bracket. After installing the 2X4 support as described in the instructions, the bracket wouldn't set level on it, so I removed the 2X4 cut it at a new angle and reinstalled it so the lower support bracket would sit flush on it. The grandkids love it!
August 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bart Performed as advertised, however, assembly is a challenge.
With over 100 bolts holding the segments together, many may find assembly a challenge, especially since the segments will have become distorted in shipping. A tapered punch or drift and a locking clamp helps in aligning the bolt holes. Also, some additional trimming of bolting flanges will be required for a proper fit. However, once assembled and mounted, the slide performed as advertised.
July 24, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mandy Dissapointed
We were so excited to find an enclosed slide at an affordable price, but we were very dissapointed when we took it out to assemble it. The slide is in many pieces and many bolts. It took my husband 8hrs to assemble & attach to the playset, his fingers were numb by the time he finished. Once we had the slide up we noticed the slide had a hole in it & very thin spots in areas. The plastic doesn't seem too sturdy, but has hardened since being in the sun.
May 21, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lopes nice slide
took most of the day to put up, but seems sturdy. needed extra wood for bracing. seam at top of slide is a little soft, but hoping it'll hold up for a long time. our son is only 3. but mom has gone down with him and it seems ok. wish there were more slides available for a 5ft deck
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Slide Slide
The slide was a great addition to the kids' playset. Very satisfied.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bigtimef150 Well worth the money
The slide is quite sturdy once it is put together and braced. I put it together by myself in about an hour and a half. I recommend that you have another person there to help when it is time to mount the slide to the play set
April 15, 2014