Empex Watertoys® manufactures quality designed spray park equipment for facilities all over the world. Spray Parks are larger areas of play which usually separate children by age naturally so that toddlers are separated from older age groups to prevent unwanted accidents. They provide an excellent way to spend quality time with the children where parents can relax on the side of the water playground or take part in the splashing fun with the kids.
With spray parks, you have 4 options:
- Beach entry
- Constant depth
- Or a combination of all three
Due to the larger area of the splash park, a large variety of water features without repetition is required to present a complete visual experience. With the large features as focal points in each area, a variety of low level, mid-level, and high-level spray features can be arranged to round out the water play experience.
Ground jets, often animated, can be arranged in creative patterns to create surprise and visual excitement through an aquatic playground. Interactive water products offer a wonderful range of features and can be one of the following:
Static Spray Park Features
Simple, interactive playground equipment created by a series of nozzles and different water effects on the body.
Kinetic Spray Park Features
Kinetic features are achieved from the direction of nozzles and propulsion of water creating kinetic energy to achieve movement which results in an animated water display.
Self-Powered Spray Park Features
These water park features encourage patrons to interact with your play equipment by pedaling, turning a crank, rocking a toy, or pumping a handle to create a water spray.
At Empex Watertoys, we take pride in our design and manufacturing, always making sure to create aquatic play areas with safe water play for all patrons. Different splash pad themes can be applied to the water play features to provide variations.
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Constant Depth Pools
Constant depth pools are generally no deeper than 12 inches (30 cm). This depth is constant throughout the splash park. Standing water like a wading pool offers the advantage of:
- Allowing the parents and kids to lounge in the water
- Slowing down children as they cannot run as fast in the standing water
- Provides more play value where children can kick up a splash, lift a handful of water into the air, or splash in the water
The constant depth pools often will have enough water volume that a separate water reservoir is not needed as the pool becomes the reservoir. The water is filtered and chlorinated the same as a regular pool, although the filtration requirement is more stringent due to dirt being tracked in and more contaminants in a smaller body of water.
Great Plug-n-Play Water Features for Constant Depth Pools:
Beach Entry Pools
Beach entry pools start out as sloped splash pads and become a constant depth pool. Starting at zero-depth, the pool surface slopes at a 1:12 slope into the water until a depth of 12 inches (30 cm). The beach entry section of the pool creates a natural separation from the older children in the deeper water.
The older children will tend to migrate to the deeper water with the higher water features and the Aquadek water play structures with slides. Parents and children can play spending quality time together.
The zero-depth Splash Pad portion is well suited for Aquajets along the periphery allowing water to shoot up from the surface vertically, on an angle or in different patterns such as a fan, crown or fountain.
As the pool surface slopes, it creates a very shallow area of water which can employ certain low-level spray features and tot slides suitable for preschool children. Different spray nozzles and jets on the low-level water play features will invite the children to interact with each other in aquatic play where they learn to share and play.
The constant depth pool at a 12-inch (30 cm) depth can now include Aquatoys which are interactive water toys that contain their own pumps which draw from the pool water, eliminating the need for a water feed. Mid-level and high-level water features create a water park of mesmerizing water events, some features being static forms with different nozzles and water effects while others are Aquanetics with interactive handwheels or push buttons.