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Splashpad Catalog

MONTREAL — Vortex Aquatic Structures International Inc. offers a catalog of its Splashpad products. The catalog includes a Splashpad overview, various product features — like Water Cannons, Ground Sprays, Columns, Arches and Loops, the company’s Fantasy Play Series with Sample Splashpads, Automated Water Distribution Systems, Spray Effects, Flow Valve and more. Also included is a section on quality and safety and a color selection guide. For more information, call (877) 5-VORTEX or go to

Ballast System for Lifeguard Platforms

MISSOULA, Mont. — Spectrum Aquatics has developed a Platform Ballast System for use with portable lifeguard platforms that are used at outdoor aquatics facilities. The ballast system provides stability for non-stationary platforms while continuing to allow for ease of transport from one deck location to another, the company says. The Platform Ballast System is available for use with Spectrum’s Discovery and Marshall portable lifeguard platforms as an optional accessory item. Systems are also available as retrofit kits for mounting to existing portable lifeguard platforms, including those that are not manufactured by Spectrum. For more information, call (800) 791-8056 or got to

Skatepark Catalog

JOPLIN, Mo. — American Ramp Company Inc. provides a catalog detailing its skatepark ramps, obstacles and services. The catalog includes skate statistics, breakdowns of each product line, sample designs, ramp descriptions, a glossary of terms, construction option pros and cons, general building specifications, fundraising tips, FAQs and a list of representatives. For more information, call (877) RAMPS-R-US or go to

Let it Snow

ANDERSON, Ala. — SnowMasters introduces The SnoWizard, the make it snow snowman. The 27″ tall snowman generates tons of snow from his carrot nose into the air, which travels down like real snow, the company says. The company says that its line of evaporative snow machines creates snow that evaporates in seconds, leaves no residue, is biodegradable, non-toxic and non-allergenic, and can be used in 100-degree weather. For more information, call (256) 229-5551 or go to

Web Site Updates

BROADVIEW, Ill. — Porter Athletic has updated its Web site at to allow facility managers, coaches and administrators to purchase stock products on-line with Visa or MasterCard. Porter Athletic has also updated its Web site to make it easier to obtain information, such as technical details and drawings, at the Web site. A list of Porter sales representatives and dealers is also available on the company’s Web site. For more information, call (708) 338-2000 or go to

Site Amenity Catalog

MADISON, Wis. — Gerber Manufacturing Ltd. offers a catalog of its site amenities. Products highlighted in the catalog include the company’s line of traditional picnic tables, specialty tables, grills, park benches, poolside furniture, bike racks, and more. The catalog includes specifications and prices. For more information, call (800) 393-9923 or go to

Cliff Climber

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Playworld Systems introduces the Cliff Hanger. This rock-climbing activity helps develop upper body and grip strength, the company says. It can be attached to 60″ and 72″ decks and the stylized hand and footholds make the climbs and ascents safe, the company adds. The Cliff Hanger can be either free-standing or used as a modular play component. For more information, call (800) 233-8404 or go to

Pool Equipment

MEDINA, Ohio — Competition Swim Products offers a catalog for its Competitor line of products. Products detailed include clocks and timers, starting platforms, racing lanes and replacement parts, reels, water polo rinks, accessories, flags, goggles and more. The catalog includes color photos and specifications. For more information, call (800) 888-7946 or go to

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