Six Tips to Stay Sanitary
May 20, 2013
- “We have ‘clean checks’ throughout the day and make sure to wipe down all the equipment daily, and as needed.” – Jamie Brown, Full Blast Waterpark, Battle Creek, Mich.
- “Our top priority, other than safety, is cleanliness. It is important to make sure your chlorine and ph levels are always correct and we also send staff throughout these areas during the day to ensure everything is clean. In the evenings, an outside company comes through the park to clean everything, too.” – Chris Stutz, Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park at Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee, Fla.
- “Swim diapers are a necessity and we do not allow diaper changing on the picnic tables. We also assign our crew to specific areas to make sure those areas stay clean.” – Missy McPheeters, Big Surf Waterpark, Linn Creek, Mo.
- “We take water samples hourly, to ensure that we exceed industry standards and minimums established by the local health department. At Hook’s Lagoon, we treat with both chlorine and ultraviolet light. Water is also filtered many times throughout the day. In dry areas, we use quaternary disinfectants to keep the area clean and sanitized.” – Kevin Lotter, Splashtown at Darien Lake, Rochester, N.Y.
- “The water in the splashpads is filtered, chlorinated and run through UV. All of the decking on our splashpads is concrete and as with any deck areas in the waterpark, it is important not to have standing water.” – Lori Gogel, Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Ind.
- “We use a combination of traditional disinfection methods and ultraviolet systems to keep the best possible water quality in the play areas.” – Steve Loose, Hyland Hills Water World, Denver, Colo.