Splash pads are a popular way to cool the kids off!
UNIQUE Custom Pools has quickly become one of the industry leaders in Custom Splash pads and Arizona splash parks because of our ability to create custom features and fountains thanks to our vast experience as a pool and spa contractor. Most splash pads are a KIT which comes with a few nozzles, a pump and maybe a timer. These splash park kits are relatively basic and produce a decent product but with relatively plain outcomes. Our Arizona splash pads are truly UNIQUE custom-built and designed features which fit your entire family’s needs and outdoor play habits.
Splash pads have become increasingly more popular in the Phoenix Arizona market because of their extremely safety and the ability to create a safer water environment for children of all ages. Imagine letting your children just run outside and play in this safe water feature. Most pool builders specialize in large swimming pools and even play pools, which they deem “child friendly”. But nothing is as “kid friendly” as a splash pad with NO standing water. This is a huge factor for parents who are seeking a safe water play area with “no drowning hazards” for small children!
See one of our Splash pads in action!
See one of our Arizona Splash pads working!
How do Splash Pads work?
Our Arizona Splash pads are completely custom built backyard water parks, and we specialize in designing these splash pads to each UNIQUE individual project. Overall, a splash pad works by circulating water from an underground storage tank to the play area by means of a pump. This underground storage tank can be anywhere from 100 to 500 gallons, and is sized to accommodate the volume required for your UNIQUE splash pad. We take care of all of the difficult math and formulas and simply assure you that your splash pad will function perfectly. Our in house engineer and owner, Chris Griffin, will verify the calculations and engineer a system to meet and exceed your needs for a fun and safe water play area for your family.
A swimming pool pump and filter combination is the best way to design and build a splash pad because of the importance of water sanitation. The water in the system is being re-circulated like a swimming pool. And also like in a pool, water quality is very important to kill all of the bacteria, algae, and other contaminants which work their way into the storage tank. The pump runs this water through a filter, which removes large and fine debris from the water. This way, only clean, filtered water returns to the splash pad.
Next, most splash pads need a way to distribute the water differently to various areas of the splash pad play surface. This can be done by using mechanical gear valves or electronic actuator valves. In most cases it is a standard irrigation control valve just like the ones which operate your lawn sprinklers. This allows for varying pressures, flows, and fountain effects in the splash pad and is what creates all of the fun for your kids. Many other custom features can be installed on a splash pad project. We install custom fountain kits, waterfalls, slides, auto-fills for the storage tank, wireless controls to turn the feature on and off, lighting, automatic chlorinators, custom surfaces, and more. Backyard splash pads, because of the limited amount of space in a yard, tend to be smaller than some of the commercial ones but it does not have to mean they should be any less fun!
The basics: A basic backyard splash pad is about 100 square feet (10’ x 10’), and has a 100 gallon buried tank. It may also have a small re-circulating pump, possibly a filter and method to turn the splash park on and off. That is really all you need to create a safe water play area for your children. The play surface can be concrete, pavers, or whatever material you desire because it doesn’t have to be 100% waterproof. Just be sure it is a NON-SLIP surface.
The upgrades: As our clients began to invest in a larger scale Arizona Splash pads for their kids, we started to create some of UNIQUE standard upgrades. These include a larger play surface of 200 square feet or more, a good pool pump and filter, a mechanical timer, an auto-chlorinator, an auto-fill and some custom fountains. This setup makes a standard splash pad much better more fun and much easier to maintain.
The “enthusiast”: Your kids will be absolutely thrilled when you invest in your very own backyard water park. These UNIQUE custom Arizona Splash pads consists of all of the upgrades and even a wireless remote to turn it on. Parents can be indoors and turn the Splash Pad and all of its upgrades with just a touch of a button.
Make sure your custom backyard splash pad is large enough. Most companies offer them starting at 100 square feet. (10’ x 10’). Parents will find out all too soon that this is TINY for most kids. It doesn’t cost much more to make a splash pad larger. Realistically, you can double the size of your splash pad for only about an additional 20% price increase. The greatest portion of the cost is in the equipment and not the size of the play surface itself.
QUALITY SPLASH PAD DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
UNIQUE custom builds all of our Arizona Splash Pads just as we do our custom swimming pools. We use only the best plumbing and pool equipment. It is professionally designed and planned to be optimized for each of our clients. Most of all, it has been tested and proven by our very own kids.
The “UNIQUE” difference – After many years of perfecting our products, we have come up with the best possible way to construct many of our popular items. Here is how we differ from our competition when building our Arizona Splash Pads.
• Design – We are custom pool and spa builders, therefore, we understand plumbing, hydraulics, fountains and water maintenance.
• Plumbing – Our AZ splash pads are built just like our custom swimming pools and spa with custom plumbing, Schedule 40 PVC, Jandy flow control valves, and pressure-test prior to concrete.
• Pentair –UNIQUE uses only Pentair Pool Products which are some of the best designed, tested, and engineered pool and spas products on the market.
• Warranty – We offer some of the best warranties on our equipment, 3-years for Pentair, and our industry leading 3-year warranty on Splash Pads Complete