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“The waterpark industry continues to expand in North America, with more than $550 million worth of new investment in indoor and outdoor waterparks and their related resorts in 2016. Waterpark related development is expected to grow in 2017, with over 40 expansions and new facilities opening.” – David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC, World Waterpark Magazine
Waterpark popularity continues to grow among consumers looking for fun and exciting activities. To keep pace, park designers need to integrate fun with safety in new layouts and configurations. And operations personnel need park components that are durable and can be easily maintained.
Netting is an integral part of every water park, for not only adding climbing excitement and satisfaction but also providing the underlying safety requirements. Without it, parks would not be much different than flat swimming pools.
By its nature and use, a water park (and an amusement ride which involves water) is extremely demanding on the physical components. This includes the associated netting. Chlorine, acid rain and salt water are all brutal on rope. Ropes sag, and become brittle. Inferior products show their age very quickly. By using quality and durable materials, as well as design innovations that incorporate the latest netting technology, a water park can reduce the wear and tear over the life of the park’s rides.
As the industry leader in water and amusement park netting, Pucuda Leading Edge attends numerous industry shows each year to keep park designers and maintenance personnel up-to-date on the latest netting technology, products, and applications. Its representatives share best practices for installing, configuring, and upgrading netting applications for new and existing parks.
Pucuda Leading Edge will be attending the WWA Annual Symposium & Trade Show (October 17-18) in West Palm Beach FL. Our booth number is #716. Please stop by and see us if you attend the show!
Bringing Fun, Safety, and Quality to Water Parks
For over 25 years, Pucuda Leading Edge has been providing innovative netting products with an emphasis on quality, durability and value for construction, industrial, amusement park, and sports environments. We have designed products and systems for organizations such as NASA, Lockheed, G.M., Universal Studios, and Ground Zero. Its projects have included the Oakland Bay Bridge in California; the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, NV; Pacific Bell (Seismic Protection System) in San Francisco, CA; and Las Olas, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Pucuda Leading Edge offers many innovative predesigned and custom-built netting and amusement park safety netting. Netted climbing structures draw kids and their families because they are great fun and help kids and families stay active. All our nets are designed for safety, durability, and ease of maintenance. Pucuda offers a full range of safety netting products to support fun activities in outdoor parks and amusement park venues.
Let’s keep things safe and have some fun!