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WATER PLAY EQUIPMENT

The Wet And Wonderful World Of Water Play

Ustigate’s Tamworth Farm Recreation Centre Splashpad installation has a large variety of water play features incorporated into the design, including a range of sequenced ground water jets and a splash pool for toddlers. The Splashpad also integrates the fun and innovative ‘Spider’ water play feature, standing 3 metres high

Bright, vibrant and entertaining, water play equipment is one factor that can increase the popularity of swimming pools and bring in much needed revenue to leisure centres. We look at the appeal of this exciting age targeted sector for commercial pools across the country and cover everything from water slides, water games and play structures through to simple pool toys By Karen Witney

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ids of all ages love to play, especially where water is involved. There is something about running through water jets or rushing down flumes that shouts fun and freedom. No other play area can rival a well designed water play area, and the popularity of these areas never diminishes with new designs of play equipment continuously coming to the fore. Anything ranging from a water canon to a dumping bucket that releases water down onto a Splashpad to a small hand held water pistol actively stimulates the imagination so that kids can be anything they want to be whilst in the zone!

USTIGATE WATERPLAY EQUIPMENT STANDS OUT For the past ten years Ustigate Waterplay have partnered and sourced their products from world leading designers and

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manufactures of exceptional water play features; Vortex Intl of Canada. Ustigate Waterplay’s standard product index consists of over 300 benchmark unrivalled aquatic structures that are designed to push the boundaries of creativity and inspirational play spaces. The company provides water play products ranging from simple misting jets to super soaking buckets which create tidal waves soaking everyone in its splash zone! Ustigate Waterplay believe their aquatic equipment stands out from the rest as their vast array of water play products can be broken down into many categories to create memorable themes such as a jungle. Furthermore, their water play products use a range of sleek or abstract geometric shapes and colours, which incorporate a range of misters, jets and sprays. Careful selection and placement of water products

create water play installations that promote imaginative and creative play and ensure their user’s experiences are always different every time they visit. Additionally, their aquatic products provide technologies which are unique only to Vortex Intl, such as Turntec™, Seeflow™, Tri-flowt™ and finally Funflow Actuator™ - which encourages physical and collaborative play and allows users to learn the cause and effect of water. One of the many installations that achieves this is Tamworth Farm Recreation Centre Splashpad. Installed in 2014, the Splashpad has a large variety of water play features incorporated into the design, including a range of sequenced ground water jets and a splash pool for toddlers. The Splashpad is also the first water play installation to integrate the fun and innovative ‘Spider’ water play feature, standing 3 metres high and consisting of

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