Problem Solver - August 2010
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Boosting Pool Attendance


wimming pools and aquatic facilities often struggle to operate in the black. One key to success is bringing in more paying swimmers. But it's hard to know what might work to boost attendance.

If your aquatic facilities are limited, you might be looking for ways to increase the fun. But with budgets tight, adding a slide or splash play elements might be out of your league.

The good news is that you can easily add elements to bring more fun to the water—without having to start from scratch and build a new pool. Consider these simpler measures to boost excitement, and attendance, at your pool.

Q: Our older pool has seen a decline in interest and attendance. Can we add some sort of fun element that might bring new swimmers to our facility?

A: Your pool may already feature a slide or a diving board, but swimmers can only slide and jump into the water so many times before they begin to look elsewhere for some excitement. You don't have to build a new facility to bring them back, though. With easy-to-set-up and safe modular sports inflatables, you can add a new element of fun to your pool that will draw patrons by the drove for fun and competition.

You can find a complete line of modular, interlocking, commercial-grade swimming pool inflatables that can bring a sporting competition to your water. Made of seamed, welded 32-ounce PVC, the inflatables don't need continuous air flow. A wide array of configurations is available, which makes it easy to set up your pool with exciting, new challenges.

Q: What can we do with inflatables to encourage more people to come to the pool? And how can we keep the excitement going?

A: With modular sports inflatables, you will be able to convert your pool into a circuit or arena for an exhilarating competition. Your guests will be thrilled to compete on the water, where the only drawback to losing is taking a refreshing dip in the pool.

You can mix and match elements in a wide variety of ways to create a championship course. Participants can slide, traverse a balance beam, climb, test their jumping skills and much more. One modular element will enable patrons to duel above the water's surface, while inflatable kayaks can outfit a team for a fun game of kayak polo.

Combine elements to encourage patrons to test their skills. You can set up a team competition, or families can get together and compete against one another.

The options are boundless. You can program the sporting event, complete with medals for the winners; or you can allow competitors to go at their own pace and test their abilities.

Q: Are these inflatables safe?

A: To ensure safety of your competitors, make sure you are maintaining the correct water depth, as well as a sufficient distance to the edge of the pool.

The modular sports inflatables are certified to comply with strict European standards, which means you won't need to worry about safety. The equipment is safe and colorful, and setup is simple. Children of all ages can take part, so no one will be left out.


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