Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Flooring: NataDek™ Flooring
Waterpark Size: 125,000 sq. ft. (11,613 sq. meters)
While this project presented a few questions in installation, the Natare team prevailed and the water park has been honored.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark was named the Top Water Park Resort by Waterparks + Resorts Today in 2011.
The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark opened in June 2006 and has experienced prominent success since then. When famed North American pool contractor, Bernie Gall of Acapulco Pools, was hired to construct a water park and wave pool on the fifth floor of this Canadian resort, he understood the magnitude of such an undertaking. Natare contributed heavily to this water park and supplied a variety of equipment and systems, as well as extensive engineering expertise. Natare created the PVC membrane, uniwall pools, elevated wave pool, surge tanks and provided the installation for these as well. Acapulco Pools partnered with Natare to provide the safest and most durable pool system available, and one that has stood up to rigorous use and heavy loads since its opening.
One of the initial challenges the resort faced was the location. Builders drilled down through the existing four-level parking garage to install the support structures that would hold the mechanical equipment, pools and water features above it.
One of the greatest challenges Natare faced was in manufacturing the enormous custom surge tanks housed beneath the water park’s floor. In designing these systems, engineers had to take into account the tremendous stress these pressurized tanks would impose on the elevated structure.
For the water park’s wave pool, Natare manufactured and installed a custom NataClad pool shell—which combines the strength of a stainless steel Natare pool system with the colorful and durable Natatec® PVC membrane pool lining to provide an incredibly long-lasting, efficient and cost-effective pool.
The NataClad system from Natare uses stainless steel panels, precisely fabricated from special grades of low-carbon 316L stainless steel. The soft, durable PVC floor system is hard bonded directly to the stainless steel frame, providing a colorful, and 100% watertight finish.
Natare’s structural anchoring systems and fully adjustable buttresses provide fast, level installation, ideal for elevated pools, and built to withstand the load imposed by the unique wave pool environment. Natare also manufactured a NataClad shell for the resort’s outdoor pool; a project completed in the dead of the Canadian winter with temperatures falling as low as −20 °C (−4 °F)!
Additionally, Natare supplied trenches and area drains for all of the park’s water features, custom-designed to meet the unique needs of this facility. Using Natare’s exclusive GPM grating ensured a safe, slip-resistant and low-maintenance surface, ideal for a high-traffic water park environment.
Last, Natare installed sand-colored NataDek flooring, creating the appearance of the “shoreline” to the park’s wave pool. NataDek flooring offers an attractive, durable and watertight surface for wet environments that is low-maintenance and resistant to harsh pool chemicals.
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