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One of the best ways to keep little ones cool this summer (and entertained) is with a trip to the splash pad. But with social distancing still impacting many public splash pads and pools, bringing the fun to your own backyard is the next best thing.
For those on the lookout for a top-rated splash pad that provides hours of fun for children and pets, there's the Non-Slip Splash Pad Sprinkler from Vistop, on sale through Amazon for almost 60 per cent off.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $30 (originally $70)
What is it?
Vistop's Splash Pad is designed specifically for toddlers and children to enjoy all the fun and activity of a public splash pad safely at home. The brand's portable 67-inch pad is made from a durable BPA PVC that can withstand the day-to-day use from children and pets, with a non-slip texturized surface that is supposed to help prevent slips and falls (although you'll want to make sure kids are supervised to ensure a fun, safe time).
The Non-Slip Splash Pad is easy to set up and connects to your garden hose using the provided O-ring, spray coupling and nose ring to provide an even water distribution for endless outdoor fun.
What people are saying
Vistop's splash pad is currently the top-rated splash pad for dogs on Amazon and boasts more than 600 reviews to check out before yo make your purchase. With more than 400 five-star reviews, the durable backyard splash pad has been called a "phenomenal" way to keep cool in the summer.
"I got this so my kids who enjoy water but don’t know how to swim yet can have fun. My kids are one and two years old and know how to walk very well so they enjoy this," one shopper wrote. "Enough water comes out to have fun and not worry if they can breath or not. Extremely sturdy material, I put it on the grass and they like to have fun together. Very easy to set up just connect a hose and you can control the amount of water that comes out based on the water pressure. Highly recommend!"
Other shoppers have put the splash pad to their tests for their dogs to help beat the summer heat.
"So fun! The pad is very tough and durable. I bought it for my two 120 lb Newfoundlanders and one keeps pawing at the water with his nails and it’s not affecting the material or tearing at all," another said. "It’s cool that you can easily change the height of the sprinklers. One dog was afraid to enter in to the spray but once we lowered the water fountain he walked right in and got used to it all. We have a massive doggie pool that they don’t use and it’s a pain to get out, full, and clean up. This splash pad is super fast to put out, fill up, rinse off and put away. Wish I have bought this so much sooner! Also sent videos to my friends with kids because I imagine little ones would love this, too."
Despite the positive reviews, some shoppers have cautioned that the material can tear if your dog has long nails and steps on the outer-area of the splash pad. Even though the pad is texturized to help prevent slips, they can happen, making adult supervision a priority at all times.
"It says non-slip but my toddler slipped first step on the splash pad. It’s really to be expected but it was still a little disappointing," an Amazon shopper wrote. "But it’s very durable and the kids have a blast with this! A great purchase overall!"
With summer temperatures continuing to rise, those of us without access to a pool may benefit from this portable and durable splash pad. Vistop's product would make a great addition to your summer activities and help keep kids (and pets) entertained. However, if you have a pet, this may be a no-go for you — and you'll also need to ensure that any kids are being supervised at all times to prevent slips.