Installation Guidance of Inflatable Water Parks

2019-07-04

Installation Guidance of Inflatable Water Parks

1. Get well prepared

To anchor a normal park with 15-20 play items, approx. 20 concrete blocks are needed, each with a weight of 400-500 kg, (for an extreme size park 20-30 x 1800 kg concrete blocks), into which metal rings must be inserted during production. “Sea Anchor Blocks” are available factory-made (Pic 1), but can also be constructed independently (Pic 2), by joining lighter blocks (Pic 3). These blocks must be placed into the water near the installation site (Pic 4), then maneuverd by divers using a hoisting buoy to the anchoring points of the park. For the use of hoisting buoys, a minimum water depth of 1.7 m is needed (Pics 5 and 6).

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2. Transport and inflation

a.) Transport the elements to the sea- or lake shore. Certain elements of the water park are heavy (e.g. 100-200 kg, and could reach up to 700 kg for an extreme size park); therefore use of smaller material handling equipment, e.g. a forklift truck is advised for moving individual elements from the truck/warehouse to the shore (Pics 7-8-9).

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Unpack the park elements and open the valve cap (Pic 9-1).

b.) Insert the nozzle of the pump into the valve, and lock it in place by twisting it clockwise. Start the pump to start inflating the element – you will need 230V power supply for this (Pic 9-2).

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c.) When you have inflated the product up to about 85%, first shut off the pump, then disengage it by twisting it counterclockwise (check with a manometer that the pressure is  0.05-0.07 bar), and cover the valve (Pic 9-3).

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Note: Do not fully inflate inflatable elements (especially in the morning), as they will expand in the sun. 90% of the units are equipped with a safety deflation valve. The ones not equipped with such valve should be inflated to pressure levels similar to other items (0.05-0.07 bar).

3. Joining individual elements

a.) For park elements with a “D” securing ring on their bottom, connect the flexible rope as shown in the images (Pics 10-11-12). Individual elements contain a different number of fixing points – if possible, connect a flexible rope to each of them.

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Once you have inflated all elements, place them one by one on the water near the shore, and connect them according to the plans of the park. Use the “D” rings located at the bottom of individual elements and the securing straps that join them for this. (see Pics 13-14-15-16).

Although certain elements of the water park are heavy, after inflating them they can be put to water manually (6-8 people). If you have purchased a large, extreme size water park, you will need a crane truck to lift the heavier elements onto the water surface. To facilitate lifting, we have fitted larger elements of the water park with D-rings.

 

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b.) Elements fitted with top eyelets should be joined using a securing rope threaded through the eyelets (Pics 17 and 18).

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Having connected the elements, cover their union with the Velcro flap (Pics 19&20).

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If an element is fitted with both connection options, (“D” rings on the bottom and eyelets on top) use the solution you prefer, or both.

 

4. Towing to the final location

After connecting the elements of the water park on the shore, very slowly tow them – with a jet ski, speedboat or boat – to their final location, using flexible ropes fitted into the bottom D-ring securing points of a larger element (e.g. Lifeguard Tower, Action Tower). Divers should arrange the concrete blocks manoeuvred there during preparations proportionally underneath the park, and secure the park elements to the anchoring weights using flexible ropes (in deeper water extend the ropes).  If you have also purchased individual park elements (e.g.: Iceberg, Water Totter A-B-C, Saturn Rocker, Water Roller), place them in the area of the park, and secure those that require this.

 

The park will require no regular follow-up inflation, however, pressure checks need to be carried out several times a day.  For this we supply a pressure gauge, an electric pump to replace the lost air, and a manual pump for smaller quantities of air replacement.

 

5. Safety zone

Cordon off the area of the water sports park with safety buoys (Pic 21).

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6. Repair (repair material and adhesives are accessories of the park)

If the product has been pierced by a sharp object, and is leaking air, repair it as follows:

 

l  Locate the leak: if it is not visible to the naked eye, spray the product with soapy water – the bubbles will show the location of the leak.

l  Cut off a piece of the repair material, appropriate for the size of the punctured area (the patch must fully cover it).

l  Clean and dry the damaged area. Remove all moisture and contamination from it.

l  Apply the adhesive uniformly to both the repair patch and the damaged area.

l  Once the adhesive is about 90% dry (does not stick upon touch), press the repair patch onto the damaged area.

l  Heat the repaired area using a hairdryer (approx. 1500W). The temperature should be 60 – 70°C. Using a spatula, smooth down the repaired area in one direction (Pic 22), taking care not to leave any air bubbles or wrinkles.

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7. Safety rules

Users of the water park must wear a safety vest.

 

The water depth should always conform to the minimum value for the given element! The minimum water depth can be calculated simply: height of the product + height of an average person (180 cm), diving the result by two.  E.g., the height of the Action Tower is 3m which gives 3m plus 1.8m divided by 2 equal 2.4 meter.

 

A steward must be present to ensure correct use of the park elements.

 

Users may not wear hair clips, watches, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings, or any other sharp object while playing in the park. People with heart conditions or high blood pressure may not use the park.

 

If a major storm has been forecast, remove all park elements and set up the water park again once the storm has passed.

 

For parks set up on the sea, try to find a calmer area that is sheltered from waves. Prolonged heavy wind and large waves can damage the securing rings of the product.

 

8. Disassembling and deflating the park at the end of the season

Remove the anchoring of the park to the concrete blocks by releasing the ropes on the seabed. Slowly tow the park near the shore. Separate individual park elements, and move them to the shore. Clean the elements with a high-pressure jet, using detergent, if necessary. Let all sides of park elements dry fully!!!

 

Next:

 

1.Open the valve cap.

2.Insert the deflating end of the pump into the valve and secure it by twisting it clockwise. Start the pump to start deflation.

3. Once you have fully deflated the elements and they have dried out, you may pack them up and store them in the provided bags (Pic 23).

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