Posted at 18:21h
Submitted By: Sheri O'Berto - Aquatics Coordinator Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department
This summer, 2013, the Boulder City Pool will add a splash of fun to the dive tank. After losing its 3m dive board last summer due to national concerns regarding liability and insurance, followed by a request from the City insurance carrier for removal of the 3m board, the Boulder City Pool needed to add something to keep its users, especially youth and young adults, engaged, and entertained. The solution: the AquaClimb Krystal
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!st AquaClimb 5-High in Nevada[/caption]
poolside climbing wall. Two climbing walls will rise out of the water, allowing for approximately 16.4’ each, of vertical climbing, allowing participants to climb to the top, and then jump off feet first. The AquaClimb walls lean out over the water at a 13 degree angle ensuring a safe re-entry into the pool. People of all ages can “rock climb” in a safe environment, while cooling off on those hot days. A fall means an easy drop into the cool waters of the dive tank and a sense of accomplishment after reaching the top. Unlike a traditional land based rock climbing walls, there are no safety ropes, repelling harnesses or carabineers needed to scale the 16.4’ poolside climbing wall. This is one of the latest crazes in the water aquatics industry, and the Boulder City pool is the first pool in Nevada to have the five high model!