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Q. - What is the surface made of?
A. - Brushed concrete with a colored anti-slip sealer to reduce porosity is the best and the most popular. Other surfacing options include stamped concrete and premixed colored concrete.
It is important to avoid "Safety Surfaces" a.k.a. soft or rubberized playground style surfacing. While these surfaces may be tempting they can be dangerous for this application. Aside from the fact that the material was never designed to withstand dog claws, droplets of dirty water, pee and poo will not drain away and become trapped within the surface. This breeds bacteria that may put both dogs and people at serious health risks. Contact us for more information on this important topic if you are considering this type of material to be used for your K9 splash pad.
Q. - How much water will my splash pad use?
A. - Since you control the operating patterns and session times, the short answer is; As much or as little as you like. The long answer is; It depends on the feature styles, park size, programmed sequencing patterns and hours you will be activating the splash pad or water park. Our features are super water-friendly so they will create a lot of cool action out of a relatively small amount of water. Daycare and Pet Resort customers usually offer "Splash Time" sessions a few times per day on pretty days. This helps to maintain lower water usage while concentrating the fun. On average, your splash pad will consume a bit more water than that of a commercial landscape sprinkler system. Obviously municipal dog parks and larger K9 water parks where the pads are activated all day, will use more. It all depends on your particular design and your operating schedule. Adding our Puddle Play system will reduce overall water use by enabling extended splash times after the water flow has stopped.
Q. - Can we use a recycling water system?
A. - It is possible but highly impractical in most all cases. Use of a recycling system intended for dogs requires a very unique (and very expensive) set of components that are unlike anything used for swimming pools or splash pads designed for people. Even then, be prepared for intense maintenance, expensive upkeep and lots of down-time. Fresh water sent through our automated water control kiosk is by far the best choice for dog splash pad customers. They are economical, require very little maintenance and have virtually zero health-safety concerns for dogs and people. Read more on this important topic here.
Q. - I am on well water. Will this work?
A. - We have clients who successfully run their H2O Fido splash pads by well water and some with raised gravity tanks. We'll need more information about your particular project and existing well but it is generally fine.
Q. - What kind of upkeep is required?
A. - Our fresh water control kiosks require almost no maintenance and an occasional wiping down of the spray features and sweeping of the deck is about all that is necessary. Drain grates and (when necessary) sump basins will need to be cleared of dog hair routinely - depending on amount of use. Our controller manifolds use solenoid valves that can go out every few years. These take about 10 minutes to replace and can be done by most anyone.
Q. - What is the cost?
A. - Our projects come in a wide range of design and components to fit most any commercial budget. It all depends on how large, how many and how extraordinary you want your doggy water park to be! Our complete turnkey packages include everything you need; from design and manufacturing to installation and training. Turnkey pricing ranges from around twenty five thousand dollars to over seventy five thousand dollars depending on your design criteria. Complete do-it-yourself packages can be considerably less by co-oping with H2o Fido and a local installer. Whatever the budgetary needs are, we work hard to provide the best possible solution for each client. This means results they can depend on to function safely for decades of service.
Q. - Do you provide financing?
A. - Yes. We offer financing on any of our turnkey projects for up to 7 years. Contact us for more information on how you can get your water park started right away and begin drawing more customers. Our lease/purchase program may also provide some welcome tax advantages to your business.