Amusement & Water Parks
It takes 900,000 gallons to initially fill a water park. A park can consume more 25,000 gallons a month. Water is lost through evaporation, splash off, deck cleaning and backwash operations. With the Flosaver ™ Air Reduction & Efficiency Valve, you can stop paying for the air in your water lines, and reduce your total overall operational expenses.
Investing in water conservation will not only save the park money, it increases attendance by creating good will. Water and amusement parks are all over the country and in need of lowering water usage and costs of water bills, especially in areas of drought.
The main objective of water conservation in a waterpark is to reduce the amount of new supply needed on a daily basis through the efforts of water reclamation and minimizing refill needs. Water reclamation is the term given to the re-use of an existing water supply. The water system of a waterpark operates like one giant swimming pool.
The pool is filled once, then the water is filtered at an appropriate rate, reusing the same water over and over. Water levels need to be maintained for public health and safety. Water loss at a waterpark comes from four activities: splash out, evaporation, deck wash down, and backwash loss. Splash out is defined as loss of water from human interaction with the water system. Evaporation is the conversion of water from a liquid to a gas, and is greater at outdoor waterparks. Deck wash-down is a maintenance operation for cleaning the solid surface areas surrounding the aquatic landscape. Backwash is a maintenance operation that is used to clean the filters of the water system and it accounts for the largest majority of water loss in the waterpark. In the overall waterpark water system, the maintenance and topping off operation accounts for 2% to 3% of total water use on a daily basis. In other words, a waterpark is re-using approximately 97% to 98% of its water system. This re-use of water is water conservation and reflects the largest percentage of water use at the waterpark. Daily water consumption for the waterpark is based upon the smaller percentage of water loss that is discharged into the sanitary system. Besides being good community stewards of local water supplies, owners who develop indoor and outdoor waterparks have the added benefit of increasing their bottom line through good water conservation techniques. Water conservation means a more efficient operation and lower utility bills. In waterpark design, water conservation is a naturally occurring design principle. Through design efficiencies, the more water that an indoor or outdoor waterpark can conserve, the better the return on investment. The waterpark design community is constantly trying to develop new and more efficient methodologies for water conservation, not just in the waterpark attraction itself, but throughout all components of the resort. A waterpark resort might contain several components, all of which use water. These components include: lodging accommodations in the form of hotel guest rooms or condominiums, restaurants, conference facilities, family entertainment centers, an indoor/outdoor waterpark, and exterior landscaping. Hotel and Leisure Advisors have analyzed that the 2% to 3% of water use at the waterpark component represents only 15% to 20% of the overall water consumption of the entire resort. The lodging and restaurant components of the resort reflect the largest percentage of consumption approximately 65% to 75% of the overall resort daily water consumption.
Understanding water consumption at waterpark resorts in relation to other entertainment/recreational uses that consume water is a valid methodology to gain perspective and transform public perception. A 100,000 square foot waterpark resort might use on average 125,000 to 160,000 gallons of water per day. How much do you spend on water? Are you ready to save up to 25% or more? Install a Flosaver water valve by pbH2o Solutions and get started saving today. Call now for a free evaluation.