From rides to slides, water is at the center of everything we do. This year, in honor of World Water Day, we wanted to initiate a conversation around water conservation and sustainability. While water loss cannot be eliminated entirely, smart design can help by requiring less water and preventing splash out. Keep reading to see some of the ways that we work with parks to help reduce water consumption…
1. Low Water Entry Tubs
All of our vehicle water slides have an innovative entry tub design that requires less water at the start, while still allowing for self-dispatch. This design allows the slide to use less water overall and accommodate a variety of weights to board the tube at once without having water splash outside of the entry tub and go to waste.
2. Proprietary Simulations
Our accurate ride simulations ensure that we specify the actual required pump and energy needs for a slide instead of overcompensating and dialing back. Our simulations tell us where the water might ride high in the ride which allows us to predict in advance where potential issues of water loss may occur and allow for us to plan and mitigate that.
3. ‘Water Capture’ Run Out Lanes
For vehicle slides that terminate in run out lanes, we also provide patent-pending wave catching technology to contain wave splash over and provide guests with safe and convenient exit points. With the use of this technology, the initial wave from the rider coming down the slide is caught and dispersed immediately down the drain rather than spilling out over the runout lane.
4. Minimal Splash Risers
Different riser types are deployed to not only ensure maximum water splash-out containment, but to also provide guests with an even more exhilarating ride. While also maximizing safety for guests, our risers have unique surface features to contain water, redirecting it from splashing further up and over the fiberglass but instead back into the flume and through the slide path.
5. Reduced Water Requirements
Because WhiteWater water slides use less water flow, there is less water to lose to evaporation and fewer pumps and valves required, resulting in lower power consumption and utility costs. The reduced water flow also requires smaller water vaults, which in turn lowers construction and maintenance costs. Less water also means that there is less water to treat so not as many chemicals are needed.
There are many factors that can affect your park’s overall water conservation plan, each one playing an important role in decreasing your daily water consumption. To get more information about sustainable efforts that can be applied at your park, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how water conservation can positively impact your bottom line.