I want to thank everyone for your very helpful suggestions.
Yesterday's kids' pool party went rather well. Here are the pictures:
kids' faces have been edited out for privacy.
Kids loved the slide, even though it may look ridiculous for
adults. They spent a couple of hours playing in water. It was about 95
degrees, and the water was about as warm as well due to constant
One thing I will do is add a tee or a cross on the intake side to
avoid injuries related to body parts sucked in. That was a big mistake
on my part not to do it, although I did cut some notches around the
There were no injuries around the pool, but one child bumped into
another on the swing, resulting in a blackeye.