Aquatic Swim Platforms for Young Kids
|Who uses our Swim Platforms?
- Swim Schools
- YMCA, BGCA, JCC
- Health clubs
- Community and Rec centers
- Swim & Tennis clubs
- Summer Camps
- Residential pool owners
Comparison with suppliers of aluminum or PVC swim platforms?
What is the weight limit?
The standard weight limit for kids involved in active play on "land" is 110 lbs (50kg). THis applies to the "panels" on the platform. In water you can increase weight by up to 40% due to the buoyancy factor. The closer the top of the platform is to the surface, the less buoyancy is a factor.
Caution: They are not to be used as "trampolines" - or the panels may crack.
Can they be used for adults?
However, the individual square panels are still rated for 110 pounds each. Not for adults. We have been searching for a "simple, effective, safe and affordable" solution. Two ideas we are working on involve attaching a large "non-skid" panel to the top of the platform to help distribute the weight. There are many details to consider including cutting, routing, drilling, making non-slip and shipping. We are also looking at various ways to attach.
Option A - Marine grade plywood.
How safe are the the structues?
As there is a possibility of kids trying to swim underneath the platform, we "very strongly" recommend that users purchase no-climb polypropylene netting (1/2" holes) that you can attach with plastic ties. We do not provide the netting or the ties.
How easy are they to assemble?
What happens if a component accidentally breaks?
Are they easy to move?
We do not include wheels with the systems, but you can either create your own dolly or you can order additional parts to temporarily add wheels. (See Wheels Flyer) . Do not use the wheels while in the water or it stresses the structure frame.
What if my pool slopes?
How do you ship?
Can platforms be used on vinyl liners?
Are the panels slippery?
Can they be used in chlorinated water?
Can the designs be modified?
Can you make a custom design?
Feel free to Contact Us if you have any other questions.
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