Every summer, guests come to Great America’s Boomerang Bay water park to enjoy both the sun and fun. What do we do to prepare for a safe operating season? Here’s the scoop.
The water park will open on Saturday, May 26, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, and we spent the past several months getting ready for this day. Our maintenance team has been performing an array of activities that fit into a long-term specified set of planned actions:
- The water is drained out of the pools and slides.
- All parts of the slides, pools, loading platforms and queue lines are cleaned, inspected and repaired as needed.
- All inner tubes, floats and mats are cleaned and inspected, and repaired or replaced as needed.
- Water is reintroduced into the attractions, and a rigorous inspection and test process assures that the water levels, pressure, and flow rates are within operating limits.
- Water sanitation systems are refined, and the water is brought to the proper chemistry levels.
Keeping the Water Park Safe
When the water park is deemed ready for operating season, all attractions are inspected by local and state regulatory authorities as well as an outside third party safety agency.
And it doesn’t end there . . .
Each operating day the water park’s maintenance and operations teams inspect and test every moving component of every ride according to a predetermined list of inspection points. All inspection points must be passed before the ride can be opened to our guests. If an item does not pass, it is repaired before the ride opens. Finally, park associates do a test run and ride to make sure everything is operating as it should. Throughout the day, the water in the water park is tested for appropriate levels of sanitation.
As the heat of summer descends in the Bay Area, Great America’s Boomerang Bay is ready for guests to join us to splash and play!