And lots of it!
You know you can’t live without water, and what fun is summer without plenty of it? There’s no drought going on here! You’ll find plenty of aquatic fun on the playground with spray and splash parks featuring zero-depth fun and a seemingly endless supply of water. It’s July, and it’s time to get wet. If you can’t get to the beach, it’s time to bring the water to you and enjoy these dog days.
There are some things to consider for choosing your water fun components including age and abilities of children to determine height and flow rates of each component. These should be constructed of durable material able to handle construction and renovations. Think about future repairs and versatility of each piece and how it works with other components.
With that said, there are some great water play options out there today and here are a few companies who have it figured out. They may have what you’re looking for and know how to help you figure out what you want in your water play area.
Aquajeux International, Inc.
Since 1993, Aquajeux has been producing zero-depth options for water play. They feature a line of interactive water toys as well as interactive ground sprays with seven climbable non-slip Aquapets for younger children, such as the crocodile and the rana. Your concerns are their concerns as their products are designed with that knowledge in mind. Recirculation, water usage levels, and treatment choices are part of those concerns addressed with their products. They also accommodate specific site needs by offering different configuration options. To find out more, visit www.aquajeux.com or contact them at 888-441-2040.
Aquatic Recreation Company
You may want a Multi-Play Canopy from Aquatic Recreation Co. This has seven water play elements in one structure. Activities include water arch bar, water sheet, water weight, water pipe, water log, water bucket and their canopy waterfall. Other components offered by ARC can also be substituted as part of this structure.
For more information, call 877-632-0503 or log on to www.arc4waterplay.com.
Empex has new products to add to the aquatic scene. A good example of this is the new Baby Bungee with ergonomically designed molded plastic seats and a new fiberglass canopy. It seems babes in arms are sort of left out in design considerations, and Empex now provides a place for moms with babies to play.
This safe place for babies to bounce up and down and enjoy the water is a great new addition to water play.
The Baby Bungee is completely manufactured from fiberglass and specialty plastics, which also offers a lifetime warranty against corrosion and non-conductivity to lightning.
With the Aquatons product design signature, the Baby Bungee is a unique addition, suitable for both beach entry pools and zero depth spray parks. Call 866-833-8680 or log on to www.watertoys.com for more information.
GameTime is always making a big splash. One of its biggest can be found in Singapore at the Jurong Birdpark. This one is the Jurong Birdpark GTH2O spray park. This world-famous Bird Sanctuary has had a spray park added to make the experience that much more interactive. It has a Splash N Slide area that features both a wet and dry playground that has become very popular. You can get a closer look at this one at www.birdpark.com. This is actually the first time a spray park has been installed in Singapore. Take a look at what else GameTime offers in aquatic play at www.gametime.com or call 800-235-2440.
Rain Drop Products, LLC
Try out the OmniPod water playground components. This zero-depth play structure was the first in-ground component that helps facilitate changeable water park features not only above but below the surface as well. This gives you more options for configuration of your park. There are customers out there who actually make fairly frequent changes to create a fresh environment since the OmniPod also helps make expansion possible. It is manufactured using polymer components, so it does not rust, and also features a leak-proof UNISEAL internal gasket to guard against leaking. This patent-pending technology supports approximately 80 of Rain Drop current spray features.
Headquartered in Ashland, Ohio, they have been designing water play components for over 20 years. They offer quality and original designs that have full OEM warranties and pride themselves on manufacturing from highest quality exacting standards in the industry. For more information, call 800-343-6063 or visit www.rain-drop.com.
Recreation Supply Company
Pool accessories are a must for summertime fun. Aquatic Recreation Company has the goods. They range from things such as cleaning products to poolside mounted basketball hoops to volleyball nets that also have the hoop mounted to the outside making it easy to turn the product around after lowering the net for some water basketball play. Log on to www.recsupply.com or call 800-437-8072 to find out more.
Vortex Aquatic Structures
You’ll get the royal treatment with the Splash Palace by Vortex. Splash padding princes and princesses can soak their royal subjects at the coolest aquatic
festival in the kingdom! The Splash Palace includes various play products including Dumping Bells (two) and a Power Spinner, which feature Seeflow translucent polymer. Call 877-5.VORTEX or visit www.vortex-intl.com and take a look at what this company has to offer.
Water Play Manufacturing, Inc.
Let children create their own musical experience with this new patent-pending technology from Water Play, the Tappin’ Tunes. This keyboard is installed at grade level, making it accessible to children of all ages and abilities. Water flows through all the ground sprays and as the spraying water is covered by tappin’ toes, a musical note, sound or jingle is played through an adjacent speaker unit.
Also, the cartoonish horn called the Tuney Tube will have children moving to their own beat. The
Tuney Tube shares the same patent-pending technology as the Tappin’ Tunes. Children will enjoy hours of fun using their hands to stop the water from flowing and to allow the sound of music to flow freely. For more information, call 250-712-3393 or visit www.waterplay.com.
Check out the big splash Whitewater is making with their highly popular AquaPlay family interactive play structures. This Innovative attraction was designed to stimulate the imagination and create exciting ‘hands-on’ adventures for the entire family. Multi-level platforms and a variety of interactive aquatic controls give participants a myriad of possibilities to explore and play.
Vibrant colors, moving parts, splashing water, and no long lineups – all add up to quality guest experiences that will keep them coming back again and again.
Features: Water, slides, valves, cranks, water-cannons, net climbs and spray features that give your guests the controls. They create their own fun by interacting and playing on these playgrounds of water. Available in many different sizes, models, and themes.
AquaPlay – Make your water world interactive! Call 604-273-1068 or visit www.whitewaterwest.com to find out more.