With the 2018 summer season still going strong – and record high temps scorching much of the U.S. – many are looking to community and recreational pools to cool off, exercise and have fun.
Public pools are popular “hot spots” young and old alike. Did you know:
- There are 309,000public swimming pools in the United States, according to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP).
- Swimming is listed in the top five most popular sports or exercise activities in the U.S. by the S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- Using Cardiovascular Equipment
- Swimming, surfing, waterskiing
Alas, the huge popularity of one of America’s favorite pastimes often brings maintenance consequences to pool shower areas. High traffic and heavy usage – in wet, humid and salt-laden environments common to swim areas – can be tricky. These factors can, over time, wreak havoc on shower systems and complicate maintenance.
Brian Mykituk, mall maintenance manager for a major waterpark in West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, can attest to the challenges surrounding keeping his 60-plus shower units working properly. “Our old showers were a maintenance nightmare for costs and time,” he said. Mykituk replaced the showers with Bradley 1C-TT wall shower units, as he found that the vandal-resistant, metered showers proved to reduce maintenance and conserve money and water. “There are no drips and the shower rooms are dry - they’re just great units. We have had no maintenance on any of the showers, which has saved us huge dollars in labor and parts, as well as the water savings.”
Shower accessories like shower heads, hand showers, curtains, hooks and a variety of wall hung and free standing ADA-compliant shower seats round out Bradley’s complete shower room offering. In addition, stainless steel Grab bars also provide stability in slippery shower room and washroom areas. Finally, Bradley’s Plastic toilet partitions and solid plastic Lenox Lockers, which use materials like HDPE (high density polyethylene), a heavy-duty environmentally friendly material, will stand up to wet and humid areas common to pool and shower areas, and are easy to clean and maintain.
Contact Bradley to learn about strategies and products to give your shower more power.