Big Fun for Small Explorers

Not all play is created equal. A child of 8 or 9 years old isn’t going to see the world in the same way as a toddler or preschooler. For children new to the world of water play, Vortex’s designers sought out a new breed of Elevations™. PlayNuk gives toddlers and preschoolers a hub to call their own—every interaction moves to their rhythm.

Vortex Aquatic Structures International: 877-586-7839

Under Shelter

The Daybreak Baptist Church of Eminence, Ky., recently added this two-tiered open-arch shelter. Built as a fellowship pavilion for the people of Henry County, it measures 30 feet wide by 70 feet long. The three-piece Southern Yellow Pine laminated arches are embedded in the concrete footings and join at the ridge. Factory-coated steel connector plates are provided with galvanized fasteners. The finished roofing is 24-gauge Multi-Rib Galvalume® steel with a Kynar 500 coating in Copper Penny color.

ICON Shelter Systems: 800-748-0985

Watch Your Balance

Manufactured by the makers of Accu-Tab®--a pioneer in tablet erosion technology—the Acid-Rite® pH Adjustment System is helping owners of aquatic facilities bring balance to both their water and their work life. Virtually maintenance-free, the Acid-Rite tablet-based system is the smart alternative to bulky liquid acid drums, cumbersome sodium bisulfate bags and alkalinity struggles associated with CO2 systems. Acid-Rite is NSF 50 listed, too.

Axiall Corporation: 800-245-2974

On the Court

SnapSports new Outdoor Revolution features a virtually seamless surface design, tested for superior wet and dry traction, with a patented multi-level shock-absorbing under structure. Outdoor Revolution uses SnapSports® patented ShockLock and ShockTower technologies. The self-draining surface will accommodate a wide range of ball sports, exhibiting excellent ball play. Falling in the mid- to low-level budget, Outdoor Revolution is an easy choice for facilities, churches and schoolyards.

SnapSports: 800-664-3865

Safer Playgrounds

LTR Products is the nation’s leading manufacturer of recycled rubber products and the manufacturer of GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch. GroundSmart™ is dedicated to creating safer playground, smarter landscapes and producing the best rubber mulches available. GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch is IPEMA certified for up to 16 feet of critical fall height protection and meets ADA accessibility standards for playground safety surfacing.

LTR Products LLC: 800-961-0909