With the increasing demand for spray pads in communities are you prepared to deal with the choices (and possibly trade-offs) that will need to be made when dealing with the installation of this type of equipment? Once through or recirculated, type of features required, type of surface, materials, location, understanding the context of the Health Act, responsibilities of owners, and water treatment and testing, all these options, questions and the need for a basic understanding of operations come to light with the installation of a spray pad.
With these things in mind, Ontario Parks Association has developed a new spray pad operations course that will help prepare participants to be able to confidently respond to these questions and more. This session is the first of its kind in North America, and promises to be an exciting addition to the training program line up currently offered by OPA. This two day Spray Pad Practitioner program will include both theory and practical, with a visit to a local spray pad being part of the training.
Following is an overview of the items that will be addressed during this training:
- Design philosophy
- Considerations (ie. ages, collaborative play, inclusive play, sensory stimulation, motor skills, etc.)
- Selecting colours, location, patterns
- Types of fixtures – fiberglass, stainless, aluminum, fixed and removable
- Determining shape/size
- Sequencing and determining flow pattern
- Surfacing options
- Considerations for construction
- Water treatment and testing
- Flow through, re-circulation and retain and reuse systems
- Equipment (ie. pumps, strainers, UV)
- Inspections (daily, pre-opening, pre-season)
- Ministry Guidelines
Whether you are an operator, supervisor, manager, or health official, you will want to attend this exciting course to gain a stronger understanding of this increasingly popular equipment.
This is a hybrid online version of our program. This means, it will be partially self study, partially done through video conference. You will receive the materials for the course to read through on your own prior to the video conference. Then you will receive a video conference link to meet with your class and instructor for your full day in-class and test.
To attend this training please register online. Payment can be made online once an invoice has been sent from the office, or via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association).
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