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Splash Pad is a Hit in Texas! | Cuero, TX

Written by Rain Deck, in Commercial Splash Pad, Rain Deck Product Installations, Social Media, Splash Pad, Splash Park

Splash Pad is a Hit in Texas! | Cuero, TX

The City of Cuero didn’t back down from representing Texas style on their splash pad!  They wen’t big on their new 3,000 sqft splash pad for the kids of Cuero!  Randy Morrow and his team at Pools Unlimted, Inc. teamed up with Rain Deck Splash Pad Product & Design to create a spectacular amenity for the City of Cuero.

(Picture credits: Cuero.org)

(Video Credits: Victoria Advocate)

Below is the list of Rain Deck Products installed at the City of Cuero . . .

41 Rain Deck Housing & Nozzles (RD102-0 / RD103-0), 2 sets of Rain Deck 6′ Water Loops (RDS342-0), Rain Deck Bucket Tower 2 (RDS352-0), 3 – Rain Deck Water Cannon (RDS348-0), Rain Deck Dumping Bucket 3 (RDS316-0), Rain Deck Stainless Steel Multi-Zone Splash Feature w/ 2 – Rain Deck Stainless Steel Flower Shower, Rain Deck Stainless Steel 60″ Water Mushroom, Rain Deck Stainless Steel Waterfall & Rain Deck Waterslide, Rain Deck Stainless Steel 60″ Water Mushroom (RDS303-0), Rain Deck Stainless Steel 40″ Water Mushroom (RDS302-0), Rain Deck Stainless Steel Palm Tree (RDS339-0), Rain Deck Stainless Steel Water Pillar (RDS323-0), Rain Deck Stainless Steel Rain Curtain (RDS331-0), 2 – Rain Deck Stainless Steel Fire Hydrant (RDS327-0), Rain Deck Chemical Controller (RD432-0), Rain Deck 8 Zone Multi-Program Electronic Controller (RD500-0), Rain Deck Sof-Touch Electronic Ground Sensor & Timer Box (RDS555-0 / RD550-1), Rain Deck Stainless Steel Triangle and Square Bench’s … plus the many other operating components!

(Picture credits: Cuero.org)

Our Rain Deck professionals are available to help you bring your splash pad dreams to your city or town!  For more information please visit www.RAINDECK.com or Contact Us at 888-445-RAIN(7246) or info@raindeck.com

 

 

Art at Bratton’s Edge Apartments Splash Pad | Austin, TX

Written by Rain Deck, in Commercial Splash Pad, Rain Deck Product Installations, Social Media, Splash Pad, Splash Park

Art at Bratton’s Edge Apartments Splash Pad | Austin, TX

Art at Bratton’s Edge Apartments just got that much cooler!  With all the amazing amenities that they had they took it to the next level and installed a splash pad for their new mixed-income apartment community in Austin Texas.

The Rain Deck splash pad products that are featured at Art at Bratton’s Edge Apartments are the following:  Rain Deck 10-Nozzle Rain Tunnel, Rain Deck Stainless Steel 6′ Water Loop, Rain Deck Stainless Steel 30in. Mini Mushroom, Rain Deck Stainless Steel Wavy Palm Tree, Rain Deck Stainless Steel 60in. Water Mushroom, Rain Deck Stainless Steel Water Fall Trough, Rain Deck Sof-Touch™ Electronic Timer Box, Rain Deck Sof-Touch™ Ground Sensor, Rain Deck Chemical Controller, Rain Deck 8 Zone Single Program Electronic Controller, Rain Deck 1200 Gallon Holding Tank.

Our Rain Deck professionals are available to help you bring your splash pad dreams to your apartment complex! For more information please visit www.RAINDECK.com or Contact Us at 888-445-RAIN (7246) or info@raindeck.com

Customizing Your Splash Pad with Unique Design, Features and Colors

Written by Rain Deck, in Commercial Splash Pad, Rain Deck Product Installations

Looking to create a splash pad with a custom look and feel – with features that are specific to your area or project? Rain Deck has you covered!
Custom splash pad design, features and colors are a great way to help your splash pad stand out from the rest. Many of our clients have approached us about adding a special feature to give their splash pad its own personality and we’ve always been able to deliver.

Take this larger than life scorpion for example…

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Our client, the Town of Carefree in Arizona, was looking for a definitive feature that would not only relate to the surrounding area, but instantly draw people in. We went to work brainstorming ideas with our fabrication shop staff to come up something that would meet the clients’ expectations and still work within their budget. What we came up with is a custom feature that didn’t disappoint. Complete with LED lights for eyes and sprays coming out of the pincers and tail, this is probably the only scorpion in the southwest you’ll ever see children running towards with excitement instead of away from with fear.

Next is our custom surfboards…

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Once again we were tasked with coming up with a feature that would add to the theme of the splash pad…something interactive and fun, but at the same time unique and that hadn’t been done before. The location was the Laguna Beach Marriott near Dana Point, CA, which is known for its killer beaches and excellent surfing. The client let us know that they were specifically looking for something to tie into the surf theme of the area. We knew we wanted to incorporate surfboards, but we wanted them to look great and be easy for kids to play on. The answer was combining the surfboards you see above with an 8-nozzle line jet to create the feeling of a wave. While it’s definitely a hit with the kids, the challenge has been keeping adults away!

Let’s talk custom paint jobs…

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All of the above ground features at Rain Deck typically come in one of our more standard colors. We’ve chosen colors that are bright, engaging and will last a very long time in the sun and water. But some clients are after a very specific look for their splash pad and need their features painted in custom colors. Not a problem! As you can see in the picture above, we painted the splash pad features to match perfectly with the playground equipment in the background. This helps give the entire area a uniform look and feel.

Do you have a specific idea for your splash pad? Give Rain Deck a call and let’s discuss what you have in mind. We may already have some ideas for you, but there’s nothing we love more than a good challenge. Call us at 888-445-7246.

Thunder Bay KOA Splash Pad Grand Opening!! | Shuniah, Ontario Canada

Written by Rain Deck, in Commercial Splash Pad, Rain Deck Product Installations, Social Media, Splash Pad, Splash Park

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Thunder Bay KOA Kampground & Resort in Shuniah Ontario Canada has opened their amazing new splash pad! No wonder this KOA received the 2016 KOA President’s Award by Kampground’s of America, Inc. and the 2016 KOA Founder’s Award – Congratulations!! This epic resort style KOA & Kampground near the shores of Thunder Bay in Lake Superior boasts one the finest splash pads any campground has ever seen!

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Rain Deck is proud to have been chosen by Thunder Bay KOA Kampground & Resort to deliver our quality splash pad products for their wonderful new camping amenity. The following splash pad products were included in this fantastic recirculating splash pad: 24 Assorted Interchangeable Rain Deck Spray Nozzles, Rain Deck 1200 Gallon Holding Tank that supports the complete water recirculation system, Rain Deck Stainless Steel Dumping Bucket 4, Rain Deck Stainless Steel Aqua Arch, (2) Rain Deck Stainless Steel Rain Blaster, Rain Deck Stainless Steel Wavy Palm Tree, Rain Deck 12 Nozzle Ring of Water, Rain Deck Sof-Touch™ Activator (Post Mounted), Rain Deck Sof-Touch™ Electronic Timer Box, Rain Deck 8 Zone Multi Program Electronic Controller, Rain Deck Custom Manifolds.

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It has been our distinct pleasure to once again serve the KOA community!! Thank You to Thunder Bay KOA Kampground & Resort!!
Our Rain Deck professionals are available to help you bring your splash pad dreams to your facility! For more information please visit www.RAINDECK.com or Contact Us at 888-445-RAIN (7246) or info@raindeck.com

Discover why residential splash pads are gaining popularity

Written by Jennifer Heflin, in Rain Deck Product Installations, Residential Splash Pad

According to Ryan Werlich of Rain Deck, residential splash pads have been steadily gaining popularity for the past few years. “Our splash pads have gotten exposure through television shows such as DIY Yard Crashers,” he says. If you want to save money, don’t have the space for a pool, or are looking for a safe way to stay cool, a splash pad is for you. “A splash pad is fun for kids during the day and at night when the adults are ready to entertain, a splash pad makes a great water feature, plus dogs also love splash pads. They can also serve as a patio area when not in use,” explains Werlich.

If you’re thinking of installing a splash pad in your backyard you need a small level area. “If you have limited space in your backyard, a splash pad is perfect,” says Werlich, “A splash pad can be smaller than 100 sq. ft or as large as you can imagine.” Furthermore, a splash pad can be right next to the side of a building, making them a good option for sideyards. Splash pads may also be installed as pool tie-ins when building a new pool.

Werlich points out that more landscapers are seeking education and gaining knowledge about the installation of splash pads. “The process is similar to installing sprinklers,” he notes. “For residential splash pads, the pump, filter and manifold are usually installed above ground, while the tank is installed below ground, along with the piping and drain(s).” The paved surface of the splash pad is slightly sloped towards a center drain that funnels away excess water.

Splash pads from Rain Deck are available in kits or can be customized for a specific design. Rain Deck also offers above ground features that can be incorporated into their splash pad designs. According to Werlich the most popular features are the Rainy Palm Tree, Water Umbrella and Fire Hydrant.

3 DIY Projects to Spruce Up Your Backyard

Written by Jennifer Heflin, in Rain Deck Product Installations, Residential Splash Pad

Do you love spending time in your backyard with friends and family? Wouldn’t it be nice to add something new to the look and feel of your backyard to impress your friends and keep your family entertained?

When it comes to the backyard, it’s all about atmosphere and comfort. Here are 3 Do-It-Yourself projects that can help turn your backyard into the coolest spot in the neighborhood for hanging out:

1. Outdoor Fire Pit

There’s nothing like gathering around an open fire on a chilly night to roast marshmallows or just visit with friends. Whether you’re looking to recreate the feel of a campfire or you want something more decorative, there are several DIY outdoor fire pit options available. Fire pits range from the very basic wood burning steel bowls to more elaborate projects that include built in seating and a gas line for a cleaner fire. Basic kits and instructions can be found at your local home-improvement store or you might consult a landscape designer/installer for bigger projects.

2. Update Your Patio

Most homes are built with at least a very small and simple back patio. But to truly enjoy your backyard and build a more inviting atmosphere, consider expanding or upgrading your patio. This could include installing new flooring such as cobblestone or tile. You might also want to partially enclose your patio for privacy and to add ambience to your backyard. Adding comfortable patio furniture and maybe even a built in bar for entertaining at parties are some nice finishing touches to make your patio really stand out and become the perfect place to kick back and relax.

3. Splash Pad

Most people aren’t aware that they can build their own splash pad in their own backyard. No more fighting the crowds at public splash pads – with a DIY splash pad kit from Rain Deck and a little bit of work, you’ll soon have the coolest backyard in the neighborhood. Kids love playing on a splash pad because it keeps them nice and cool, especially during those hot summer months. Parents love it because they don’t have to worry about their little ones like they would at a pool. Splash pads continue to become more and more popular, especially in residential settings.

Learn more about installing your own splash pad by visiting www.raindeck.com. Be sure to watch our installation video to get an idea of just how simple it can be to build your own. Questions? Give us a call at 888-445-7246.

Grand Opening of The City of Peñitas Texas Splash Pad | Peñitas, TX

Written by Rain Deck, in Commercial Splash Pad, Rain Deck Product Installations, Social Media, Splash Pad, Splash Park

Grand Opening of The City of Peñitas Texas Splash Pad | Peñitas, TX

Exciting times in The City of Peñitas Texas because they just got a brand new splash pad at Veterans Memorial Park. Having this new splash pad is such a boost for the kids and their families. Armin A. Solis Construction built a fantastic recirculating splash pad that is packed full of Rain Deck Stainless Steel Splash Pad Products.

The Rain Deck splash pad products that are featured at Veterans Memorial Park in the City of Peñitas are the following:  18 interchangeable Rain Deck Spray Nozzles, Rain Deck 600 Gallon Holding Tank that supports the complete water recirculation system, Rain Deck Stainless Steel 60in. Water Mushroom, Rain Deck Stainless Steel Dumping Bucket 2, Rain Deck Stainless Steel Fire Hydrant, Rain Deck Sof-Touch™ Ground Sensor, Rain Deck Sof-Touch™ Electronic Timer Box, Rain Deck 8 Zone Multi Program Electronic Controller, Rain Deck Custom Manifolds.

Our Rain Deck professionals are available to help you bring your splash pad dreams to your facility! For more information please visit www.RAINDECK.com or Contact Us at 888-445-RAIN (7246) or info@raindeck.com

Product Spotlight: Illusion Powder Coating

Written by brett619, in Commercial Splash Pad, Splash Pad

Rain Deck uses beautiful, durable Prismatic powder coating on our stainless steel above ground features. Beyond the seventeen brilliant colors we carry, we also offer custom design patterns, metallics and air brushing.

One such custom offering is the Illusion pearl process. Illusion is a line of colors that transforms into brilliant candy finishes when the clear top coat is added. Illusion colors only activate when this special top coat has been applied. This two coat powder coating combines a base coat and top coat to achieve unique colors that otherwise wouldn’t be possible in a single coat application.

Illusion powder coated colors are intense, rich colors with an almost three dimensional depth to them – it’s as if you can look into the color. They feature a shimmering base with a glossy clear top coat that really makes the color pop. You really have to see them in person to appreciate their beauty – pictures don’t do them justice.

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Just a few of the many Illusion colors available, and our Dumping Bucket 3 in Illusion Lime.
Call 1-888-445-RAIN and ask about how you can get Illusion Powder Coating in your next splash pad product, or use our web form to contact us.

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A closeup of Illusion Lime as applied to a Rain Deck stainless steel feature.

Carefree Splash Pad Opening | Carefree, AZ

Written by brett619, in Commercial Splash Pad, Rain Deck Product Installations, Social Media, Splash Pad, Splash Park

The Town of Carefree held a special opening for their new splash pad on October 18th. This fantastic splash pad features all Rain Deck products – nozzles, spray plate, LED lighting and the centerpiece, an amazing 14 foot stainless steel powder coated blue scorpion with water sprays and glowing red LED eyes.

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The scorpion was dubbed “Kiwani” to honor the gift of the Kiwanis Club.

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Children and adults alike really seemed to love this splash pad.

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The Kiwanis Club generously donated the money to make this splash pad a reality.

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Rain Deck’s Ryan Werlich was on hand at the celebration.

New Splash Pad Ignites the Fun in Ohio | East Palestine, OH.

Written by Rain Deck, in Commercial Splash Pad, Rain Deck Product Installations, Splash Pad, Splash Park

New Splash Pad Ignites the Fun in Ohio | East Palestine, OH.

We love it when a community comes together!  It has happened again, this time in East Palestine Ohio.  The East Palestine Community Foundation, the village and citizens throughout the community donated the money that made their splash pad dream a reality!

Installed by LAG Pools, LLC., the following Rain Deck Splash Pad Products are featured at the East Palestine Splash Pad:  16 Interchangeable Rain Deck Spray Nozzles, Rain Deck Stainless Steel Dumping Bucket 2, Rain Deck 40in. Water Mushroom, Rain Deck Flower Shower 4, Rain Deck Sof-Touch™ Activator, Rain Deck Sof-Touch™ Electronic Timer Box, Rain Deck 8 Zone Multi Program Electronic Controller, Rain Deck Custom Manifold.

Our Rain Deck professionals are available to help you build the splash pad of your dreams! For more information please visit www.RAINDECK.com, or Contact Us at 888-445-RAIN (7246) or info@raindeck.com