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Old 05-07-2014, 07:36 AM
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We moved to Atlanta several years ago and the city there installed splash pads in some of there rec areas for the kids to play. Having a then 1yo, we found ourselves going pretty often and the place was always full.

I am entertaining the idea of opening up one of these in my area, and would like to know if anyone else either owns one or is in the business of building them for commercial use.
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I'm not clear. Do you wanna install one at your house for your family's personal use? Or make this into a business and charge admission?

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I'm not clear. Do you wanna install one at your house for your family's personal use? Or make this into a business and charge admission?

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If a business, you may as well throw up a Sno-Ball shak as well.
If at your house, make freezies
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:09 AM
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This will be for commercial use and geared toward the little kids birthday parties (children in the 1-6 range).

A concession area will definitely be part of the mix.
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don't compete against the government. These things are popping up in every city park across the country, it won't be long before there's one in your neighborhood. They are not cheap to build and the liability has got to be insane.
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In a park or mall they call them fountains to avoid any relationship to a commercial pool. Just think what the regs would be if you tried to open one as a business. My bet is you would be required to have a lifeguard on duty with constant water testing and such. Go to Lake Lanier Islands and watch how many times you see them testing the water in the wave pool.
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I have one of those in my backyard, I call it a sprinkler system.
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I have one of those in my backyard, I call it a sprinkler system.
I had to shut ours down.

Granddaughter kept splashing the lifeguard, I got tired of toweling off.
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I own a few inside campgrounds I own.

What questions do you have?

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Originally Posted by I Love Beer View Post
They are not cheap to build and the liability has got to be insane.
Price is relative.

Liability isn't bad.
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My bet is you would be required to have a lifeguard on duty with constant water testing and such.
Water testing, yes.

Lifeguards, no.
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public water park = public pee pot.
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