Aquatic facilities and parks and recreation departments already employ established checklists and schedules to clean and maintain their Splashpads throughout the season. In light of COVID-19 concerns, we have compiled a list of recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Health Canada to assist you in evaluating your current procedures.
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As a proud sponsor of the US Play Coalition, Vortex has been honored to support the team as they transitioned to an online Play Conference on the Value of Play. This year's them has been PLAY FOR ALL, and we couldn't agree more!
Vortex is committed to bringing best-in-class training tools right to your home office! This May we invite you to sign up for our 30-minute webinar series. We're presenting four unique topics over a two-week period to help you with your next water attractions project. Themes include Innovation and Trends in Product Design and Play, Sustainability, Water Management and Pool Refurbishment.
At Vortex, we want to ensure that your Splashpad® is ready to welcome the warm weather ahead. And while getting everything up and running is by no means a major undertaking, the process nevertheless requires smart planning and basic know-how. To walk you through it, this post covers a few of the essential steps. We've even provided a checklist at the end of the article to make things as easy as possible!
As we navigate these unusual times, Vortex continues to support our customers and community through continuing education. If you find yourself with some extra time right now, this might be the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and catch up on your CEU credits. We're offering two webinars on-demand, both approved by LA CES and AIA: Sustainability by Design and Transform your Community Pool with the Waterpark Model
As a proud sponsor of the US Play Coalition, Vortex has the opportunity to attend the Play Conference and sends every year a few different collaborators to be educated and inspired on the topic. Now that we are back from the conference, here are a few of our our key takeaways. The audience at the conference this year was very varied with many different professional bodies, all there to share their experience and expertise. There were doctors, landscape architects, educators, play equipment manufacturer, students and so on, all there for continued education on the topic of play.
Every year on May 15, families all over the world celebrate playing, learning, and growing together. International Day of Families was launched by the UN in 1993 as a way to highlight the role communities play in in family dynamics. Every year, the day focuses on a different theme such as education, migration, fathers, mothers, and, in 2019—climate action!
April 22 marks World Earth Day—a date of coming together and exploring innovative, actionable approaches to environmental protection. At Vortex, where every drop counts, we're taking this opportunity to explore some of the sustainability options Splashpads offer communities and resorts. Specifically, we want to discuss the different water management systems Splashpads employ.