If there’s anyone out there who doesn’t love going down a water slide, I’ve certainly never met them. From adults to toddlers, just about everyone enjoys heading to the local waterpark on a hot summer day, throwing on their bathing suit, and flying down a slide into a pool of cool, refreshing water. Everything about it is great, from the little butterflies you get in your stomach to the way you feel when you hit the pool of water. Of course, it’s not just the slides themselves. The food is good, the crowd is fun, and the energy is high. It’s just a fun place to be.
Of course, if you’ve ever been to a waterpark before then you know just how busy they can get. A single slide might have 10,000 people go down it on a given day. That’s a lot of bodies and a lot of water running through that slide each day. When you take all of the days of summer and add them up, then it’s a truly astronomical amount of wear and tear that these slides experience. That’s why every now and then, every single water slide out there needs a gel coat repair.
You might not have ever given it much thought, but there’s a reason why water slides are so slippery, and it’s not just the fact that they’re made of plastic and there’s water running through them. Most slides also have a gel coat on them, which helps to ensure that the entire slide is uniform and that the cracks and bumps on the slide are smoothed over. The last thing anyone would want is to be flying down a water slide and then to catch their shorts or their skin on a bolt that was sticking out or a crack in the slide. Thus, the vast majority of waterparks out there put a thin goal of a gel-like substance over the slide to ensure that it’s really slippery and smooth.
Well, once a certain amount of water and bodies has gone down the slide, the gel coat starts to wear down. When this happens, a new coat has to be put on to ensure that the slide works properly. Thus, every few weeks or so, waterparks will call in some technicians to perform a maintenance check on all of their slides. Any slides that have a gel coat that’s starting to break down will have that gel coat replaced. This is a gel coat repair, and it helps to ensure that the slide works the way it’s supposed to.
If you work for a waterpark and you’re looking for a new company to handle your gel coat repairs, look no further than Slide Rite. Slide Rite has been in business for years, and they’ve worked on countless slides for numerous customers. Their experienced technicians know everything there is to know about gel coat repairs. To learn more about them and to set up a time for them to come by and check out your slides, visit their website at www.slideriteusa.com.