Water Team

GameTime, a leading name in playground products, has teamed up with Rain Drop Products to manufacture Rain Drop's line of sprayground products. The new line, GTH20 by Rain Drop Products, now is available. GameTime selected Rain Drop because of its position as a pioneer and longtime industry leader in SprayGround® water features. Rain Drop's 25 years of experience in aquatics and 95 percent on-time shipment record along with GameTime's marketing and distribution, make for a successful combination. The new sprayground line features fun zero-depth activities for children, without the worries of a deep end.

GameTime: 800-235-2440

Good Grate

Aqua GrateTM pultruded grating from Fibergrate Composite Structures is specifically engineered for conditions associated with aquatics and waterparks. Its fine grit-top surface offers a high level of slip-resistance, while its 1/4-inch spacing between bearing bars provides a comfortable walking surface even with bare feet. A highly reflective synthetic surfacing veil and UV inhibitors in the resin formulation itself protect against long-term UV exposure. It's lightweight and provides easy, inexpensive installation in facilities such as swimming pools and waterparks. Non-corrosive, Aqua GrateTM is designed to deliver years of low-cost, virtually maintenance-free service whether subjected to chlorinated or salt water.

Fibergrate Composite Structures: 800-527-4043

To the Rescue

An effective rescue tube for waterparks, Kiefer's 40-inch multipurpose design with convenient built-in CPR mask pocket (mask sold separately) features Delrin buckles, 12-inch extension strap, 6-foot heavy-duty tow line and 40-inch shoulder harness. Since 1947, Kiefer has been providing "everything but the water" for swimmers. Kiefer stocks a comprehensive line of aquatics equipment to outfit any pool, team or guard staff and always offers the latest technology at competitive prices. You'll find it all in one place from racing lanes to starting blocks, lifeguard equipment, guard chairs, team outfitting and learn-to-swim products.

Adolph Kiefer: 800-323-4071

Pool Portfolio

Water Technology, Inc. is a premier aquatic planning, design and engineering firm. Founded in 1983, the staff of 50 professionals has been involved in some of the world's foremost competitive and leisure facilities. The company's design portfolio includes outdoor and indoor waterparks, resort and hotel pools, family aquatic centers, competition pools, university and high-school pools, YMCA/YWCA pools, therapy and wellness pools, clubs and community developments, and splash play areas. Water Technology has provided conceptual planning, consensus building and architectural detail through mechanical design, construction administration, commissioning, and marketing and operations services.

Water Technology, Inc.: 920-887-7375

Lighter Cleaners

Aqua Vac Systems' new KingShark2 and KingShark2 Plus are lighter and easier to handle for commercial pool cleaning. The cleaners now come standard with the new Quick Release Filter System, which allows you to remove the filter while the cleaner is still in the water, reducing the weight of the machine by 25 to 30 pounds. A retrofit kit is available. A new larger handle on the hood of the machine allows you to place and remove the cleaner from the pool with more support. An available handle kit can be installed at any Aqua Vac Service Center.

Aqua Vac Systems: 800-327-0141

Swim Supplies

A free, 168-page, full-color Lincoln Commercial Pool Equipment Catalog is available. The catalog contains one of the most comprehensive selections of high-quality swimming pool equipment and aquatic supplies available. The catalog is organized in an easy-to-use format that will help you locate the products you need. Knowledgeable Lincoln staff members also are available to serve you.

Lincoln Equipment, Inc.: 800-223-5450

Sunscreen for Sportos

Rocky Mountain Sunscreen features a bonding-based formula that interlocks with the skin, allowing it to stay on better and last longer. It is especially effective for the active user because it won't clog pores and allows the skin to breathe and sweat. The Bonding Base formula works great in the water, offering superior protection while swimming or seriously sweating. Rocky Mountain Sunscreen is greaseless, waterproof, PABA-free, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. Fortified with aloe and vitamins, it also is formulated as a daily moisturizer, safe for both body and face.

Rocky Mountain Sunscreen: 303-940-9803

Splash Play

The Sterling Best Western Inn in Sterling, Mich., recently completed a colorful splash play area addition to complement its existing aquatic facilities. Empex Watertoys® supplied an array of its new Aquatons® line of splash play equipment to provide safe aquatic play for young families. The playground has a beach entry gently sloping to 12 inches deep, and it includes a central Aquadek climb and slide structure combined with Aquatons® spray features, interactive Watertoys® and Aquajets.

Empex Watertoys: 905-649-5047