Splash Pad Equipment

By admin May 28, 2023

splash pad equipment also known as spray parks, splash zones, or water playgrounds, are zero-depth aquatic play projects that attract a wider demographic and boost engagement. Unlike traditional swimming pools, they don’t require lifeguards and save on operational costs.

An experienced aquatic project engineer will prepare detailed designs of your splash pad to streamline the design and approval process. This includes ensuring the splash pad meets health codes and building permits.

Inground Spray Features

A large concrete area full of colorful, fun water features that kids can manipulate to spray one another. Just push the button to activate ground and above-ground elements like dumping buckets, fish water guns and more. There is some pavilion seating nearby for shade.

While similar to a splash park in that nozzles spray water upwards, a splash pad is typically designed for younger children with little or no standing water. This means there is a lower risk of drowning and eliminates the need for lifeguards.

In addition, most splash pads use re-circulating water which reduces water usage. Usually the water is freshwater or recycled and treated to meet regulatory safety standards. Hand- or motion-activated sensors turn the fountain on and off and allow them to run for limited times to maximize efficiency. This makes splash pads smart choices for communities and the environment.

Ground Level Add-Ons

Ground level add-ons like bubblers and rooster tails offer misting, jetting and flowing water fun for all ages. These elements can be a cost-effective way to bring more play value to your splash pad and can be used with above ground features like dumping buckets for a more complete park experience.

Some splash pads use a pass-through system where the sprayed water drains directly into a sanitary sewer system, while others use a recirculating system that collects the water in a holding tank and then re-directs it back to the spray nozzles. Recirculating systems require more frequent monitoring and the cost of treating the water with germ-killing chemicals.

Whether your facility is new or existing, a splash pad is a great addition that will bring family fun and increase customer loyalty. However, before the fun starts, make sure that you have all of your ducks in a row. Preparing design and installation drawings prior to starting construction can help to reduce risk by ensuring that your aquatic project meets requirements and specifications.

Above Ground Add-Ons

Also known as spray parks, splash decks, water playgrounds or aquatic play projects, these popular entertainment areas are installed with non-slip safety surfaces and various nozzles that shower, rain, mist or shoot streams of water. Designed to stimulate imaginative, active water play for children of all ages, they become inspiring places for community and family fun.

From bubblers to rooster tails, each nozzle creates a different effect for kids to discover and enjoy. Above ground add-ons, like grottos and slides, help create unique aquatic landscapes that can stand on their own or be combined with ground jets for an immersive water playground.

These commercial grade elements are powder coated stainless steel and may look light-commercial in appearance, but they’re built to withstand the rigors of everyday use. With simple maintenance (like sweeping or blowing away dust and debris) they’ll keep your water play project looking like new.

No Fault Safety Surface

No Fault Safety Surface is a 2 layer playground safety surfacing system that is ADA compliant and promotes inclusive play for children of all abilities. The bottom impact absorbing layer is made from high quality EPDM or TPV rubber granules and a polyurethane binder. The top decorative wear layer is available in a variety of color blends and can incorporate fun theme shaped designs.

The resulting surface is resilient, porous and seamless, offering a safer alternative to loose fill materials such as wood mulch, sand or pea gravel. This surface is easy to maintain, clean and sanitize, with no need for daily raking or sweeping.

The surface also enables easy maintenance and cleaning of the equipment on the splash pad. Just use a soft brush or broom to remove debris and rinse the surface with a mild cleanser. Avoid solvent based products or lubricants that can damage the surface. This is particularly important around spraying equipment or areas with motion such as slides, spinners or teeter totters.

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