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Aflex aquatic inflatable safety innovation introduced in the Bahamas

Aflex aquatic inflatable safety innovation introduced in the Bahamas
June 20, 2014

New Zealand-based Aflex Technology have introduced a new safety innovation for waterborne inflatables which dramatically improves the safety of any aquatic inflatable obstacles by ensuring that re-entry is at water level and which sustains a swimmer’s full body weight during their climb.

Named the ‘Re-entry pad’, the innovation allows swimmers to quickly climb back onto any obstacle and can be used even by younger children.

Designed by Aflex’s engineers to meet the needs of commercial inflatable waterparks, the innovation’s first installation is at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.

The design team engineers, under direction of chief designer Martin Stratford, oversaw installation of the brand-new swimmer safety solution for the Cartoon Network’s theme park at Atlantis Resort Bahamas.

Safety is paramount for the mega sized Cartoon Network inflatable water park, and Aflex Technology finished integrating the new re-entry pads only week. The overall theme/water park is filled with 18 obstacles floating in the lagoon and 13 re-entry units.

Aflex Technology manufactured all the inflatable obstacles, which covers an area of 61 x 50 metres. Aflex incorporated these obstacles and slides to form a unique water theme park for the Bahamas based resort.

Many of the theme park’s obstacles are large, some as high as 5 metres. These large structures are often impossible for swimmers to remount, especially for smaller children.

By using their newly engineered technology for connecting the inflatable obstacles, the re-entry pads, composed of large fabric sheets on a platform and two metre long inflated tubes, are attached so that swimmers can swim directly onto any of the obstacles on the course.

Aflex design team member Bren Ellis explains “our connective sleeves ensure that the inflatable obstacles never separate under load, and do not use Velcro or rope attachments.”

Other alternative attachment types can fail over time.

Tested to comply with multiple standards these re-entry pads are engineered to withstand the maximum load on the obstacles and to last for several years in the sun drenched lagoon.

Maurice Gionotti, who tested the re-entry pads at Lake Taupo, added “it has been very successful, particularly suitable for even the youngest child to get on and off without any difficulty."

Aflex is a 100% New Zealand owned and operated company that, using flexible fabric technology, cutting-edge design and manufacturing techniques, produces high quality inflatable products; commercial pool inflatables, inflatable pool floats and open water inflatables, self inflating marker buoys, inflatable sea cages, land based promotional products including arches and countless custom design inflatable products.

To find out more contact Aflex Technology on 0508 423 539 (New Zealand Freephone) or 1800 147 017 (Australian Freephone). Email: admin@aflextechnology.comwww.aflextechnology.com

Click here to view Aflex Technology's listing in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory. 

30th August 2013 - AFLEX AND THE CARTOON NETWORK BRING AQUATIC FUN TO THE BAHAMAS


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