Coatings for Splash Pads & Waterparks

At commercial properties where water is involved, safety is critical. When installing coatings for splash pads, around pools, and for any other surfaces that get wet (walkways, stairways, dressing rooms or restrooms used by pool-goers, etc.), SUNDEK is invested in providing a safe environment for your guests and staff.

Why work with SUNDEK?

Many local municipalities and health departments have approved SUNDEK’s systems for their splash parks, waterparks, and playgrounds. That’s because we’re able to transform any slippery concrete surface into a slip-resistant surface—and we do it beautifully.

If you’re interested in getting in touch with a SUNDEK dealer about a project at your commercial property:

Call us at 877-478-6335

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Resources: Splash Pads Cut Sheet

See the work we've done at:

Parr Park Sprayground in Grapevine, Texas featuring Sundek Classic Texture in a colorful combination of Indian Wheat, Peking Blue and Slate Blue.
Where can a SUNDEK coating be installed?

In addition to using SUNDEK coatings around pool decks and other surfaces at waterparks, SUNDEK coatings can also be used to create splash pads in various locations. The options are endless, as there is no minimum size for a splash pad! Here are some of the locations we've installed splash pads:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Community park
  • Gyms
  • Hotels
  • Malls
  • Recreation centers
  • Theme park
  • Waterpark

Related: Why Splash Pads are Becoming a Popular Pool Alternative

Maintaining a SUNDEK surface

Though not maintenance free, cleaning and preserving the look of a properly sealed concrete surface is simple. In fact, SUNDEK often receives feedback from organizations and businesses that say their maintenance teams love how easy it is to maintain the surfaces we’ve installed.

Generally, it’s a good idea to regularly remove dust, grass clippings, or other debris. For dirt spots, you can simply spray the surface with a hose or pressure washer. Although our top coats are chemical and moisture resistant, we do recommend cleaning chemical spills as quickly as possible.

For stubborn spots, you can use commercial cleaners, but they need to be non-abrasive and formulated for the surface. Here’s more information about maintenance and cleaning products.

Frequently asked questions about splash pads

Why install a splash pad?

A splash pad provides a safe, easy place for children (and even adults!) to cool off. Many commercial properties are opting for splash pads instead of pools for a variety of reasons:

  • Since they’re zero depth, the risk of drowning is reduced.
  • When installed properly, the surface is slip-resistant, making it a safe place for kids to run and play in the water.
  • A high-quality splash pad coating, such as the type installed by SUNDEK, is easy to clean (see more details about maintenance below).
  • They require less operational costs than pools. With a splash pad, you don’t need a lifeguard on duty or chlorine treatments. Since the water can be recycled, the overall water usage is lower than a pool.

How long does it take to complete a splash pad?

We understand that you can’t afford to close your facilities for a long period of time. That’s why we pride ourselves in completing our work efficiently. We have finished projects in a matter of days, but the length of time it will take us to complete your project depends on the size and level of detail involved.

What design options are available?

There are a variety of colors, textures, and other effects to choose from for your concrete surface. SUNDEK can create logos, images, or other creative designs that you dream up. Check out our color options, but if you don’t see one you like, contact us to discuss custom colors.

See our gallery of waterpark, splash pad & pool deck pictures

Are splash pads safe?

SUNDEK of San Antonio installed this splash pad in the Whisper Falls community in San Antonio TX.

Yes—this is one of the many reasons owners of apartment complexes, waterparks, community centers, hotels, and parks are installing splash pads for community members and guests to use. Since splash pads are zero-depth, there is less of a drowning risk compared to installing a pool. Additionally, a reputable contractor such as SUNDEK only installs splash pads using a slip-resistant coating system.

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