|Dead grass where the slip and slide was!|
I never thought that the slip and slide would kill my grass! It didn't kill the grass the first time, so I've come to the following conclusion. Monday was a hot 90+ degree day. Setting the slip and slide up a couple of hours before using it provided the time for the Sun to warm the slip and slide material, creating an "oven" beneath it. Water on the slip and slide keeps the material cool, but with no water for a couple hours the temperature underneath must have reached a high enough temperature to kill off the grass. It did an excellent job killing the grass too. In the middle of this patch there are no green blades of grass. None!
A very valuable science lesson was learned by the entire family.