Below are some of the more commonly asked questions by people who are new to the sprayground and spray park concept. We provide this information for your convienence, but if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call or email us!
Where are Spraygrounds and Spray Parks being installed?
SprayGrounds, Water Playgrounds and Spray Parks are popping up everywhere! Public and private parks, campgrounds, KOA’s, resorts, hotels, YMCA’s are taking advantage of our creative water play.
What exactly do you supply?
We supply the water features, including skirt and mounting hardware, mechanical and control equipment. Typically we do not supply piping or installation services..
Does David Williams & Associates build and install spraygrounds?
We are primarily a material supplier of water play features. However, we do have partnerships with contractors throughout Ohio and Kentucky who specialize in aquatic feature installations. We can assist you in locating a contractor who is experienced in the site preparation and installation of our products. We also have the ability to provide a turnkey installation through our US Communities program. Like the rest of the products we sell, our technical team can help answer any installation and/or technical question..
What is the difference between a SprayGround and a Water playground or Spray park?
Simply stated, a Water Playground or Spray Park is Rain Drop’s water features in standing water and a SprayGround is Rain Drop’s features on a concrete pad with no standing water.
What is a FunFlo Valve?
A valve that allows children to turn on and off the water flow to the feature. The children control the valve by turning a large red handwheel located on the feature. Many Rain Drop features are available with or without an interactive FunFlo Valve.
- Sanitation control. Properly maintained recirculation systems keep a reserve of sanitizing agents in the water to insure safe enjoyable water. Statistically speaking, recent studies indicate fresh water facilities have equivalent sanitation issues as recirculated facilities. However Recirculating systems can be flushed and super-sanitized; potable systems lack this ability.
- Hydraulic control. Flow rates and volumes can be easily controlled in a recirculating system. Potable systems are at the mercy of the incoming water supply.
- Higher flow rates can be used, which means larger water feature nozzles. This helps eliminate nozzle clogging problems.
- Environmentally responsibility. Potable systems can waste millions of gallons of water each season, while recirculated systems use only about 2000-4000 gallons a season.
Enjoyment. Recirculating allows operators to use large flowing and sheeting volumes of water, while potable systems only spit light sprays of water. Think water saving showerheads vs. a water fall.
Can you install the below ground features in standing water?
Technically, yes, you can, but we do not recommend it. Just a couple of inches of water on the top of a below ground feature causes expected characteristics to drastically decrease.