Firstly let me say this was the first waterslide I got for my 2 boys. It lasted for about 5 years!! My oldest is now 11 and was still playing on it last year until the straps for the stakes finally broke. But it was worth every penny!! Secondly let me state that from the beginning it would 'slightly bubble' from the seams. This is totally normal, and what any inflatable waterslide should do!! There is constant airflow so in order to keep it from blowing seams there has to be a way for the air to escape slightly. If you were to constantly add air to a balloon it would eventually pop. It's the same concept. It's basic science. For anyone looking at reviews trying to find a good inflatable waterslide for your kids IGNORE any reviews that mention slight bubbles at seams. A big gaping hole on the other hand is obviously completely different, but as I've stated it NEEDS to have slight bubbling at the seams to allow air to slowly escape. So in conclusion, good luck on your search. We are currently looking at getting a new waterslide this year for our kids and will try to stick with this brand since we know it is built to last (but we will probably get something bigger since our kids are now 11 and 8).
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]