Problem Solver - August 2014
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Boost Attendance at Your Pool

Everybody wants to see their swimming pool bring in the crowds—and the revenues that go with them. But many pools find themselves challenged by the emergence of waterpark-like bells and whistles, from lazy rivers and splash play to waterslides and more. Even on a limited budget, though, you can find ways to expand the activities—and the fun—at your pool without time- and budget-consuming renovations.

Adding modular inflatables can give your pool a boost—bringing in a wide range of families, kids, birthday parties and more to build your revenues and make your swimming pool a destination all season long.

Q: It's challenging for our older swimming pool to compete with some of the newer aquatic parks in the surrounding area. How can we add some fun and exciting elements to bring more people back to our facility?

A: You might not have all the bells and whistles of a waterpark, but that doesn't mean your swimming pool has reached the end of its life cycle. Even if you don't have the ability to renovate and add new attractions, you can still bring people back to the water. Simple and cost-effective solutions are available that will turn your pool from a bore to a blast.

Safe, modular sports inflatables are easy to set up and will make your swimming pool more fun—and may even be a way to create a competitive event to attract even more users. Offering new and different attractions is a surefire way to create excitement and bring swimmers back to your pool. And once they've seen how much fun you have to offer, they'll come back time and again, bringing friends and family along.

Q: How can we use modular inflatables to boost interest in our pool?

A: You can find a complete line of modular, interlocking commercial-grade swimming pool inflatables that will make it possible to transform your swimming pool into an aquatic arena to host friendly sporting competitions. These modular inflatables are available in a wide range of configurations. You'll be able to mix and match elements to create a brand-new experience whenever you want. In addition, new elements are made available on a regular basis, so you can easily expand your existing lineup to pump up the fun.

Made of seamed, welded 32-ounce PVC, the inflatables don't require continuous airflow, making them easy to manage.

Q: We're ready to get started and add inflatable elements to our pool. How can we ensure people will keep coming back once they've experienced our new offering?

A: Turn your pool into a thrilling aqua circuit or an exciting competition arena. Or, turn your waterfront into a sports park. With modular inflatables, your guests are sure to have a great time. People of all ages enjoy friendly competition. It's even more fun when the only downside to losing is a dip in the pool.

The competition will be fun for spectators as well, as they cheer on friends and family engaged in the competition.

You can find plenty of creative ways to combine modular elements to create a championship course. Your patrons will enjoy jumping, climbing, sliding, crossing a balance beam and so much more. Kayak polo, aqua dueling and obstacle courses are also possibilities.

Once you have your inflatables set up, use social media or mailings and advertising to ensure past patrons—and potential patrons—know about what you have to offer. Another way to spread the word is by encouraging birthday party rentals, where groups can use the inflatables during off-hours.


Recreonics Inc.

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