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  Water’s Edge is proud to have not just one but two winning projects for this year’s 2018 Aquatics International Dream Designs, recognizing Sabetha’s Outdoor Aquatic Center and Garden City’s Parrot Cove Water Park. Sabetha is recognized for its single pool user appeal. The pool can be utilized by everyone from competitive lap swimmers to families … Read more

The month of May brings the beginning of a new season. From pool openings to hints of summer new and exciting things are in store. For Waters Edge it also brings something truly special, our anniversary, and our eighteenth to be exact! It’s easy during this time of year to get caught up in the … Read more

The Renovation Planning Process While all pools are not suitable or feasible for renovation, there is a planning process that can help you under­stand a pool’s renovation potential, and give community leaders the information they need to make an informed decision: Step I:  Identify the Project Goals There are different goals a commu­nity may pursue … Read more

Rust in pool basin

Corrosion is only one of the destructive forces acting in and around water parks and aquatic facilities.  And it can be so very frustrating to pool operators and perhaps a little confusing to pool designers and building architects.  Selecting appropriate materials and finishes is critical during the design process.  Operators must understand their pool and … Read more

Over the years, our design staff has witnessed many communities across the country struggle with the steps towards developing a new or renovated aquatic facility.  The path is often unclear and difficult to navigate as budgets are projected, features are evaluated, and funding options are researched. As an aquatic consulting and design firm, our experience … Read more

Renovations are in progress on Kansas City’s most photographed fountain.  JC Nichols Memorial Fountain on the Country Club Plaza, which was dyed blue this past October in honor of the Kansas City Royals’ epic World Series run, is undergoing substantial renovations this off-season.  The Waters Edge Aquatic Design team is honored to be a part … Read more

The brand new FlowRider at the Bay Water Park in south Kansas City, Missouri was featured on Fox 4 Kansas City News channel over the weekend.  The stations Nick Vasos and a camera crew ventured to the Water Park to get a look and a quick lesson on the FlowRider.  Nick found the wave simulation … Read more

Surfing at Kansas City pool

Construction is nearing completion for the installation of a FlowRider wave simulation machine at the Bay Water Park in Kansas City, MO.  The new amenity is named the BayRider, which was decided through online voting from community members.  Summer of 2014 will be here before you know it and the FlowRider feature is notorious for drawing quite the crowd!  Long lines and wait times often accompany the FlowRider, but don’t fret, waiting in line gives spectators an opportunity to watch (and judge) others testing out their surfing skills.  Don’t be afraid of a little wipeout, it’s all part of the fun!

Kid running in water ground spray features

The unique water feature at West Glen Town Center in West Des Moines, Iowa features many different spray patterns.  The fountain showcases 29, six foot high sprays that run on a choreographed spray pattern.  One of the coolest aspects, other than the fact that it looks sweet at night is that this water feature doubles as both a beautiful fountain and a unique spray ground for children to play!

Water Fountain

Waters Edge is currently conducting an evaluation and master plan for the Bloch Fountain!  Built in 2001, the fountain is located at 30 West Pershing, Kansas City, MO in front of the city’s historic Union Station.  The fountain features a massive black granite eclipse with a thin sheen of water that surrounds the fountains ring of jets.  In addition, the fountain showcases a computer choreographed, five minute water show powered by 232 jets capable of shooting as high as 60ft.  Waters Edge was hired alongside Crystal Fountains for an evaluation of the fountain.  The video above shows our engineers testing and evaluating the powerful jets that are ran through the fountains sophisticated hydraulics system.

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