Start a spray pad project at your pool this winter

By Mike Wright December 30, 2013


The lower temperatures may mean a decrease in attendance for some commercial pool facilities. However, wintertime doesn’t have to mean  that your site has to be completely quiet. In fact, it’s one of the best times to call in pool construction services to install some great new interactive features at your location, such as a spray pad.

Appreciate the fun factor
Though there are many houses that boast their own swimming pools, most don’t have the means to install a spray pad. As a property manager, you can take advantage of your facility’s space and have one of these great interactive features installed. Alternatively, if your location has a wading pool, it can be converted into a spray pad by pool construction services.

A spray pad would provide a highly interactive site for children of all ages to gather. Recreation Management magazine suggested having at least three different areas that specifically cater to certain age groups. Young children will be attracted to fun shapes and bright colors. Additionally, this area should have gentle water flow. The second zone should have more interactive features that promote family play and social interaction. The last spray pad should be more complex and require teamwork.

Although pools can be great gathering places for families, it’s important to remember that not all family members may be able to swim. This could bar individuals from entering the pool, thereby limiting social interaction and taking away from quality family time. In contrast, a spray pad offers engaging fun for people of all abilities and ages. Toddlers and grandparents can enjoy the soft mist zone while older children and parents can frolic in the more interactive areas.

Though it would be wise to have one or two staff members keep an eye on the spray pad area, it requires less supervision than a pool. Therefore, it could be be a expansion project that doesn’t require a drastic increase in the employee roster.

Take advantage of this winter season and reach out to professional pool construction services. You’ll have plenty of time to discuss your options and map out a plan. Additionally, you won’t have to worry about the project running over schedule. Acting now will allow your facility to unveil a great new feature for the next swimming season.