A frequent question we get from guests and the news media is: What does Oceans of Fun do to be ready for a safe operating season? Here’s the scoop.
Oceans of Fun opened in May, and we work year-round to get everything ready. Before opening, our maintenance team performs 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, 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.
When the waterpark 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 waterpark’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 waterpark is tested for appropriate levels of sanitation.
Our highly trained lifeguards also go through stringent third-party audits periodically throughout the year, and we just received a perfect score and platinum safety award!
The safety of our guests and associates is always our number one priority, and our industry experts work vigorously year-round to ensure our commitment is met.