At most waterparks, the most visible amenities are the large waterslides which tower above everything else.
With that in mind, restoring the exterior surface of the slides is usually highly impactful in improving the overall curb appeal of a facility. On the other hand, allowing these slides to deteriorate and fade sends a strong message to patrons about the operator’s overall attitude towards maintenance.
As it turns out, exterior restoration is usually quite budget friendly as compared to other types of specialized waterpark maintenance. There is a lot of value to having our experienced team professionally apply a coating system that will outperform the original factory finish of ALL commercial waterslides.
After spending the early years experimenting with various “proprietary” coating systems, we have definitively concluded that Polyester Marine Grade Gelcoat is in fact the best coating for the restoration of commercial waterslides. This is the same product that is used on virtually all new fiberglass products, as the basic chemistry is compatible with the structural fiberglass itself.
We have invested heavily in surface preparation and plural component spray equipment which allows us to achieve industry leading results in an efficient and consistent manner.
As with most things, attention to detail and preparation of the work surface are key to successful restoration. We find that many of the slides we are refurbishing have been recently “restored” with poor results. There are two separate issues that we uncover during our restoration process: either the preparation of the slide surface was insufficient, or the coatings applied are subpar – often both of these problems exist.
The successful interior restoration of a commercial waterslide requires hard work, quality products, state-of-the-art- equipment, and attention to detail. Our process involves all of these elements, resulting in a huge portfolio of satisfied clients and safe, attractive waterslides.
The chemically treated water at aquatic facilities causes accelerated corrosion of even the best designed slide support structures. This is especially true in indoor facilities, where the chloramines in the air constantly attack steel, aluminum, hardware, and even stainless steel components.
We have been able to achieve dramatic results in the complete restoration of many slide towers around the country by pioneering effective processes to deal with various challenges. Each tower is different, and each requires a unique approach, but the same basic principles apply. Stairs and decking are often replaced with engineered fiberglass or composite products. Railing systems are often rebuilt from scratch using modern materials and hardware. Structural steel is usually mediablasted and recoated using a variety of cutting edge industrial coatings.
Call Andrew today to schedule a site visit and begin the process of developing a Tower Restoration Design in partnership with Fischer Bros!
We are able to duplicate virtually any rusted or broken metal, or fiberglass component in our fabrication shop.
In partnership with other industry innovators, we offer an ever growing list of top quality waterpark amenities, including:
• Benches and Tables:
(SS or hot dip galvanized)
• Guard Chairs:
(both permanent and portable)
• Posts, Bollards, and Railing Systems
• Pool Stairs and Ladders
• Customized Aquatic Climbing Walls
And much more…
Restoration of Aquatic Play Structures and Spray features of all sizes
In most cases, structures are completely disassembled and hauled to our 10,500 square foot restoration shop.
Many of the Aquatic Play Structures we encounter have existing plastic slides which tend to fade quickly, and do not hold up very well in high use environments. In response to this, we have developed fiberglass retrofit slides in order to change out the plastic slides with identical profile components.
These are premium quality commercial grade slides, as opposed to the flimsy residential grade slides which are often provided with the new APU.
• Aquatic Play Structures
• Spray Features
• Dry Playground Equipment
• Shade Structures and Canopies
• Pumps and Strainers
• Pool Gutter Grating
• VGB Grates
• Pedestrian Bridges
• Guard Chairs
• Aquatic Climbing Walls
The interior surface of all fiberglass waterslides is Polyester Gelcoat. Like all high performance coating systems, gelcoat requires appropriate techniques and skilled, professional technicians to achieve good repairs or resurfacing.
Our technicians are highly skilled and well trained in these areas. We can make professional repairs, or completely resurface slides with new spray applied gelcoat.
We can design and install fiberglass systems to replace the stairs and decking on your slide tower, pedestrian bridge, dive tower, or pool gutter grating.
We use Fiberglass products sourced and manufactured in the USA, and offer State stamped drawings where necessary.
This type of system is often used to replace existing rusted out steel and concrete steps and landings.
Professional slide maintenance and high speed buffing results in a faster and more comfortable rider experience.
• Buffing and Polishing
• Seam Alignment
• Leak Repairs
• Fiberglass and Gelcoat Repairs
• Flange Bolt Replacement
In many cases, small single component themed kiddie slides are removed and hauled to our shop to be restored.
Repairs and restoration can also be completed onsite
New or remanufactured themed slides and spray features also available.
• New Sales
We offer hundreds of themed structures for both Aquatic and Dry environments. In addition, we can create custom fiberglass products simply by looking at a photo, CAD drawing, or sketch. Contact us today to schedule a face to face design meeting!
• Trademarked Features
• Waterplay Features
• Dry Playground Equipment
…or we can duplicate existing products which are made out of other materials.
We employ time tested methods, industry leading coatings, and a high level of attention to detail.
• VGB Grates
• Joint Sealing
• Plaster Repair/Replacement
• Depth/Lane Lines
• Tile Repair/Replacement
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