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Life Floor completes retrofitting of safety surface for aqua play zone at Yawa Aquatic Centre

Life Floor completes retrofitting of safety surface for aqua play zone at Yawa Aquatic Centre
July 26, 2023

Leading aquatic facility safety surface provider Life Floor has announced the completion of a new floor for the aqua play zone at the Yawa Aquatic Centre on the Mornington Peninsula.

Opened in 2021, staff at the award winning facility had experienced difficulties with keeping the floor clean throughout the aqua play zone with the original pour-in-place surface contributing to health concerns for patrons due to extensive mold growth permeating the porous material.

With exhaustive efforts to remove the mold having not been successful, it was decided to remove the entire pour-in-place surface and install Life Floor based on the product’s impervious, easy to clean capabilities.

With a beach theme complete with Waterplay spray fixtures and palm tree structures, along with side wall graphics that reinforce this design, Life Floor's Montauk Theme was selected to complement the sandy beach theme. Within the gradient of 380 metres² of square tiles, 'Mojave-style' paths weave around the space to subtly guide circulation and avoid slide runouts.

Inlays from our Life Floor's Marine and Sea Life sets provide pops of colour and theming that link with the designs of the Waterplay structure and features.

In addition, a thicker area of Life Floor was installed around the waterslide runout to increase cushioning and safety for this high-impact area.

Life Floor Australia and New Zealand contracted an accredited installer, Maurer Construction Tiling, to adjust the concrete sub-base to improve drainage, reduce water pooling, and install Life Floor at this beautiful amenity.

Yawa Aquatic Centre secures awards
Having received a series of awards since its opening, the Yawa Aquatic Centre received two awards at the recently presented 2023 Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) Industry Awards.

The facility received recognition with the receipt of the Marketing and Communications Award and the Nutrition and Healthy Eating Award.

This month has seen Dianne Whitelaw, a swim teacher at the Centre won the National Swim Teacher of the Year Award for Adults at the AUSTWIM Awards.

Yawa Aquatic Centre was also named 'Community Facility of the Year' at the 2022 Parks and Leisure Australia National Awards of Excellence.

Click here to contact Life Floor (AUS & NZ) via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Images courtesy of Life Floor.

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