March 1, 2013
SLIDECARE SELECTS WATSON POOLS AS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR IN CANADA
Avon, Ohio (United States) – SlideCare, LLC has appointed Watson Pools, Inc. as its exclusive distributor of SlideRenu® brand products for the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Watson Pools is headquarted in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in designing, building, restoring and repairing swimming pools for residential, commercial and municipal customers. The company has been serving the Western Provinces of Canada for the past 30 years. Shayne Nent, Business Development Manager, commented about the partnership; “ Our customers are continually adding water slides to their aquatic facilities. SlideRenu® water slide restoration products help us fill a gap in our product / service offering and clearly sets us apart from our competitors. We see a tremendous opportunity in Western Canada for SlideRenu® .”
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
SEAWORLD SPECIFIES SLIDERENU® COATING SYSTEM FOR AQUATICA RE-THEMING PROJECT
San Diego, California (United States) – SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, the Orlando-based owner of 10 U.S. theme parks, has acquired Knott's Soak City - San Diego, a standalone Southern California waterpark, from Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. The park, located just south of San Diego in Chula Vista, Calif., will undergo extensive renovation this winter and re-open in the spring of 2013 as SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment's third Aquatica-branded park. Water park management specified the SlideRenu® proprietary 3 coat system – deep penetrating fiberglass Adhesion Base Coast (ABC) Primer, solid ColorShield UV4 and clear chlorine resistant ChloraShield H2O - for resurfacing all interior fiberglass gel-coat water slide surfaces. SlideRenu® was selected due to its long term durability against rider abrasion, UV rays, color fading and loss of gloss over gel-coat and other marine paints.
DECEMBER 14, 2012
US ARMY AWARDS PALMETTO FALLS, SC WATER PARK RESTORATION PROJECT TO SLIDERENU®
Columbia, South Carolina (United States) – Fort Jackson trains 60% of all new Army recruits in Colombia, SC. Since most of these recruits have young children, the Army built a water park, Palmetto Falls, for them and opened it up to the public as well. It's been eight years since the opening of the park and the slide tower, slides and aquatic features are in need of a face lift. SlideRenu® was awarded the contract because the Army wanted to use coatings and maintenance products that were specifically formulated for water slides. SlideRenu® is the only company in the aquatics industry that met that criteria.
OCTOBER 1, 2012
SLIDERENU® FEATURED IN AQUATICS INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE
Avon, Ohio (United States) – Aquatics International magazine approached Mr. George M. Fischer, President of SlideCare, LLC, to write an article about water slide maintenance in the off season; SLIDE FACE-LIFTS. The article discusses the importance of in-season and out-of-season maintenance, the fading popularity of gel-coat and marine epoxy coatings used on water slides and the rise of state-of-the=art coatings such as solid ColorShield™ and clear ChloraShield™ H2O as a means for giving your slides a “face-lift”.
AUGUST 10, 2012
SLIDECARE PUBLISHES DAILY WATER SLIDE INSPECTION LOG BOOK
Avon, Ohio (United States) – Water slide inspections are essential for managing and maintaining a facility’s investments. Daily inspections assure that the slides are safe and ready for guests each day. This simple process helps water park personnel quickly identify, communicate and resolve potential safety hazards before the slide opens each day. SlideCare’s spiral bound DAILY WATERSLIDE INSPECTION & MAINTENANCE LOG book contains 110 daily inspection pages and a corresponding maintenance repair request form. This book is a must for water parks that are concerned with rider safety and a pro-active preventative maintenance program.
· Improve Rider Safety…
· Helps Meet Water Slide Manufacturer’s Safe Operation Guidelines
· Documents Duty of Care Insurance Liability Requirement
· Includes Maintenance Repair…
· Contains 100 Daily Inspection Pages with 21 Inspection Items
MAKE EVERY DAY A SAFE DAY!
AUGUST 1, 2012
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES SELECTS CHLORASHIELD™ H2O IN DRY DOCK
Freeport, Bahamas – Carnival Cruise Lines www.carnival.com has been using SlideRenu® water slide waxes, compounds, cleaners and descalers to clean and maintain their 23 onboard water parks for the past several years. Recently, they began using our clear chlorine resistant ChloraShield™ H2O gel-coat sealer to permanently bring back the WET LOOK SHINE to all of their dull color-faded water slides during dry dock operations. After years of testing, ChloraShield™ H2O was selected because it was eco-friendly (water based), easy to apply (brush, roller or HVLP spray system), extremely chlorine resistance (stands up to daily super chlorination cleaning program) and its hydrophobic properties (repels and prohibits scale and scum from forming). Because ChloraShield™ H2O reaches a functional cure in less than 12 hours; some onboard maintenance crews are actually applying the clear WET LOOK at night while traveling to the next port of call and putting the slide back into operation the next morning!
APRIL 4, 2012
SLIDECARE RECEIVES AQUATICS INTERNATIONAL MVP AWARD FOR CHLORA SHIELD™ – January IssueAvon, Ohio (United States) – Chlora Shield™ has been selected as one of the Most Valuable Products for 2012 by Aquatics International Magazine. This honor was determined by reader response to SlideCare’s CHLORA SHIELD™ product featured in the January 2012 New Products issue. As one of the winners, CHLORA SHIELD™ will be highlighted in a four-color pictorial review of reader-selected Most Valuable Products scheduled to appear in the June MVP Awards issue. CHLORA SHIELD™ is a clear chlorine resistant high gloss protective sealer that permanently seals water slides and aquatic play features to prevent further color fading and to bring back the WET LOOK SHINE to dull color faded water slides. The single component coating can be easily applied by your in-house maintenance staff to properly prepared fiberglass waterslide interior and exterior surfaces and aquatic play features to prevent chlorine “haze” build-up. The clear WET LOOK coating lasts up to 5 years and won’t turn yellow, blister, crack or chalk like other clear marine polyurethane or epoxy paints.
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
SLIDECARE, LLC INTRODUCES A NEW PRODUCT, CHLORASHIELD H2O
Avon, Ohio (United States) – Demand from a customer in need of a fast cure, NON-HAZMAT, clear chlorine resistant WET LOOK sealer for their water slides led SlideCare to develop a NEW PRODUCT called ChloraShield™ H2O. This new product provides enhanced performance characteristics and wider application uses to SlideRenu® ChloraShield™ SLV, the first proven solvent based product to rejuvenate color faded gel-coat water slide surfaces. ChloraShield™ H2O is a two component, water based, clear chlorine resistant coating that brings back the permanent WET LOOK SHINE to dull color faded water slides; interior and exterior surfaces. It can also be applied directly over properly prepared metal aquatic play features to prevent white-haze chlorine build up. Contact us online for a FREE PRODUCT SAMPLE.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
SLIDECARE FEATURED IN LODGING MAGAZINE – September Issue
Avon, Ohio (United States) – George M. Fischer, President of SlideCare, LLC contributed an article for aquatic personnel about how you should “winterize” your water slide for the off-season. TIME TO GET READY – ALREADY article http://www.lodgingmagazine.com/pastissues/pastissues/0b0b1109-fbec-42c6-b38e-b25e83e4e31c.aspx discusses the various maintenance requirements and refinishing options available in the industry today in order to bring back the like new WET-LOOK SHINE to dull colored faded water slides. SlideRenu® coatings are the only coatings in the aquatics industry that have been specifically formulated for use on water slides. All other coatings are “off the shelf paints” that are not suitable for immersion nor are chlorine resistant.
JULY 15, 2011
SLIDECARE INTRODUCES PERMA-JOINT SEALER™
Avon, Ohio (United States) – SlideCare announces a NEW PRODUCT for permanently sealing water slide seams, called Perma-Joint Sealer™. This 2 component urethane sealer eliminates, creates a seamless and safe transition between slide sections, prevents “leaky joints” and rust from forming on the water slide tower brackets and concrete below. In doing so, slide safety is enhanced, water is conserved and the long term effects from rust are avoided. Annual re-caulking maintenance costs are also significantly reduced when Perma-Joint Sealer™ is used instead of replacement caulk. Since the sealer can be sanded and coated within 15-20 minutes after applying it, back to service time is significantly reduced as well. SlideCare GUARANTEES this product to last 5 YEARS or your money back!
JULY 7, 2011
SLIDECARE INTRODUCES STAIRTAPE™
Avon, Ohio (United States) – SlideCare announces a NEW PRODUCT for barefoot slip resistance applications, called StairTape™. This highly durable non-slip tape is sold in black and is supplied in 1 1/2" x 60’ rolls to fit most OEM aluminum water slide stair tread inserts. StairTape™ is also suitable for other wet recreational applications such as diving board steps, ladders, pool areas, bathroom floors, concessionary floors and other hazardous floors where barefoot slip injury prevention is needed. The non-slip tape can be custom ordered in a variety of colors and widths subject to a minimum number of 60’ rolls.
JULY 1, 2011
SLIDECARE INTRODUCES STAIRBRITE™
Avon, Ohio (United States) – SlideCare announces a NEW PRODUCT that cleans and brightens aluminum stairs on water slide towers and diving board steps, called STAIRBRITE™. Unfinished aluminum, the industry standard used in the manufacturing of water slide stairs and diving board steps, quickly oxidizes making these aluminum surfaces look dingy and dull. Until now, most water parks neglected to clean and brighten their aluminum stairs because of the amount of tedious scrubbing required and hazardous acid solutions, namely muriatic or phosphoric acid, needed to bring back the luster of unfinished aluminum. Moreover, these aggressive acids caused permanent damage to the aluminum surfaces when routinely used. StairBrite™ is a blend of mild etching acids and cleaning agents that restore the LIKE-NEW appearance of oxidized aluminum stairs and dirty weathered concrete steps, decks and walkways without scrubbing. StairBrite™ is easy to use; just spray-on, let stand for 5 minutes and rinse-off with a hose before brightener dries on the surface. It’s quick foaming action removes oxidation, grime, dirt, stains and rust. It is biodegradable, contains no VOC’s and does not affect any painted surface, stainless steel, fiberglass and most plastics. Depending on the degree of oxidation, StairBrite™ can be diluted up to 50% with water. Coverage rates depend on the type of surface. Approximately 2 gallons (50/50 dilution) of mixed product will clean and brighten 40-50 stairs 3’ long x 1’ wide or 150 sq. ft. StairBrite™ is available in 1 gallon bottles and 5 gallon pails and is sold with a trigger spray bottle.
JUNE 1, 2011
SLIDECARE INTRODUCES CHLORA SHIELD™
Avon, Ohio (United States) – SlideCare announces a NEW PRODUCT that adds an extra envelope of weathering protection and returns the LIKE-NEW color and gloss to dull fiberglass water slide surfaces and metal aquatic play features, called CHLORA SHIELD™. This single component, VOC compliant clear protective coating has been specifically formulated with CHLORINE RESISTANT water-submersion resins that prevents color fading and chlorine scale/haze build-up. It extends the service life and weathering properties of all types of OEM coatings used on water slides (gel-coat) and metal aquatic play features (thermal-set powder coatings). Applying Chlora Shield™ after pressure washing, cleaning and descaling your water slide seals the gel-coat pores to prevent further oxidation to bring back the LIKE-NEW appearance and WET-LOOK shine for the entire operating season. When cured (24 hours), Chlora Shield™ may be polished and wax to enhance the overall appearance and slip of your waterslide. Chlora Shield™ also exhibits excellent graffiti resistance properties. Coverage rates depend on the type of surface. Approximately 1 gallon will cover between 800 – 1,000 sq. ft. . Chlora Shield™ is available in a 12oz. aerosol spray can, 1 gallon containers and 5 gallon pails.
DECEMBER 14, 2010
LINCOLN EQUIPMENT ADDS SLIDECARE WATERSLIDE MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS TO THEIR CATALOG
Concord, California (United States) – Lincoln Equipment, Inc. is a leading national distributor of commercial swimming pool related equipment, chemicals and supplies. They serve cities, school districts, colleges, country clubs, homeowners associations, YMCA's and other facilities with commercial size pools through their catalog and coast-to-coast network of sales offices and representatives. Lincoln www.lincolnaquatics.com contacted SlideCare wanting to fill a hole in their existing product offering; water slide maintenance products. The SlideRenu® brand of proprietary polishes, waxes, de-scalers, cleaners and coatings will be offered in Lincoln’s 2011 online and print catalog.
DECEMBER 1, 2010
WMS AQUATICS 2011 ONLINE CATALOG ADDS SLIDECARE WATERSLIDE MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS
Ellensburg, Washington (United States) – WMS Aquatics, a commercial pool equipment and online (www.wmsaquatics.com) supply specialty store located in Ellensburg, Washington, has added SlideCare waterslide maintenance products to their 2011 catalog. WMS will carry the complete SlideRenu® brand of water slide cleaners, waxes, compounds, glazes and coatings. SlideCare also added a NEW Waterslide Restoration Kit to meet the DIY market needs served by WMS Aquatics. “We are very excited about this first advertising opportunity to reach commercial users of our products through WMS’s on-line catalog,” said George M. Fischer, President of SlideCare, LLC. “We anticipate this channel to do exceptionally well to budget conscious municipalities and privately owned regional water parks.”
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES SELECTS SLIDECARE AS THEIR WATER SLIDE MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS COMPANY
Avon, Ohio (United States) - Twenty-two (22) of Carnival Cruise Line’s ships have water slides and aquatic play features. Keeping those water slides operational and looking like-new for each cruise is a daunting task even for Carnival Cruise Lines who is an expert at delivering high quality customer service. Realizing the competitive nature of these floating water parks, Carnival Cruise Line looked to SlideCare to put together a comprehensive training and maintenance program for their housekeeping staff to ensure their guests had the best possible water park experience during their cruise. SlideCare developed a daily, weekly and annual maintenance program, unique for each ship, for their slides that depicted when to use SlideRenu® brand polishes, waxes, cleaners, caulks and coatings. The program took into consideration the frequency of use, length of the cruise, its destination and configuration of the water slides. “We are extremely excited about this partnership and are confident that our products will preserve, protect and extend Carnival Cruise Line’s investment in its most vital water park assets. Our aim is to add incremental value to the appearance, safety and sanitation of their water slides and aquatic play features aboard these floating water parks.” said George M. Fischer, President of SlideCare, LLC.
MARCH 1, 2010
SLIDERENU® SELECTED FOR COATING 6 MORE SLIDES AT WATERBOM – BALI, WATER PARK
Avon, Ohio (United States) - SlideRenu® water slide restoration coatings have been selected as the preferred coating for 6 water slides that will be refinished in April and May by the internal maintenance staff at Waterbom – Bali, Water Park in Indonesia; Race Track North & South, Jungle Ride North & South and two children rides. Last year, SlideRenu® coatings were used to refinish a 500 foot serpentine multi-person raft slide. “This follow-on project demonstrates the confidence that Waterbom has in our unique coating restoration system and strengthens our relationship with one of the premiere water parks in Indonesia to explore other strategic partnership opportunities in the future”, said George M. Fischer – President of SlideCare, LLC. SlideRenu® is a division of SlideCare, LLC.
JANUARY 15, 2010
SLIDERENU® FEATURED IN PARKS & REC BUSINESS MAGAZINE – February Water Slide Maintenance Issue
Avon, Ohio (United States) - SlideRenu® will be featured in the February issue of the PRB (Parks & Rec Business) magazine. PRB is written for parks and recreation directors, staff and managers by parks and recreation directors, staff and managers which presents common sense solutions to everyday challenges. You can visit www.parksandrecbusiness.com today to sign up for a free subscription. The article (click here to view), written by an outside leisure industry journalist who interviewed George M. Fischer – President of SlideRenu®, covers the important aspects of getting your water slides ready for opening day. It goes on to discuss the type of coating options available to park owners and maintenance staff for refinishing aging and weathered slides as well as the type of cleaning, polishing and waxing products that can BRING YOUR SLIDES BACK TO LIFE™! In conjunction with the article, SlideRenu® will be launching a complete line of water slide prep and finishing products in their accompanying advertisement (click here to view) that can be purchased online by water park maintenance personnel. The products are now available online at www.sliderenu.com/shop.asp.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
SLIDERENU® RELOCATES TO NEW FACILITY
Avon, Ohio (United States) - SlideRenu® recently relocated to a 10,000 sq.ft. office, warehouse and lab facility. George M. Fischer - President said, "The new facility in Avon, Ohio gives us the much needed space to continue to improve our customer responsiveness with respect to product inventories, additional space and testing area that will allow us to step up our new product R&D activities and to improve the performance of our existing products, and an expanded office area that will have access ports to the latest technology to stay close to our customers, vendors and certified applicators."
AUGUST 1, 2009
SLIDERENU® LOOKS GOOD ADVERTISEMENT
Avon, Ohio (United States) - SlideRenu® has just launched a new advertising campaign which will begin with the World Water Park (WWA) Orlando 2009 Trade Show supplement magazine. The new ad features their largest project to date; Wet N Wild – Hawaii. SlideRenu™ was selected to assist the new Wet N Wild park owners with their “Living Color” rebranding program. The objective was to inject vibrant colors throughout the entire water park and turn the slides into Living Color. The Looks Good advertisement (click here to view) will also be featured at the National Park & Recreation Association (NRPA) in Salt Lake City, Utah in October 2009.
JULY 24, 2009
SLIDERENU® ADDED TO NRPA PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Avon, Ohio (United States) - SlideRenu® has recently been added to the Product Showcase premium advertising space on the National Recreation & Park Association Suppliers Directory website. Click link to view www.nrpasupplychain.com. The Product Showcase is reserved for innovative products and services serving municipalities with aquatics features.
JULY 1, 2009
SLIDERENU® WILL INTRODUCE “OTM-FINISH” AT NRPA 2009
Avon, Ohio (United States) - SlideRenu® will be introducing a controlled air-spray premium finish application at the upcoming National Recreation & Park Association trade show in Salt Lake City, UT in October to those customers who are looking to resurface their water slides back to the original slide manufacture’s “Out of The Mold” (OTM) Finish. Working together with a state of the art two component dispensing equipment manufacturer, SlideRenu® has achieved the ultimate finish for resurfacing water slides; a super like-new smooth surface.
The SlideRenu® OTM-FINISH application significantly reduces or eliminates unsightly drips, runs, sags and uneven film build distribution, e.g. fish-eyes or orange-peel, caused from hand applying coatings not specifically formulated for resurfacing color faded water slides. In addition, the high transfer efficiency of the dispensing equipment coupled with the fast curing time of SlideRenu® coatings essentially eliminates overspray and bounce-back of the coating to other amusement park structures. So, we only resurface your slides, not your roller coasters! While there is an additional charge for the OTM-FINISH application as compared to the hand applied finish for SlideRenu™ self-leveling coatings, the OTM-FINISH application system delivers the smoothest like-new water slide surface in the industry today.
Please visit our booth #1142 to see how you may qualify for a no-charge OTM-Finish on your upcoming water slide resurfacing project.
JULY 1, 2009
Kapolei, Hawaii (United States) - SlideRenu® recently completed the largest project in its history at the Wet N Wild water park in Kapolei, Hawaii, outside the city of Honolulu. Six custom-made colors and over 200 gallons of Color Shield coating were applied to the Waianae Coaster slides which are over 320 feet long. The General Manager, Takuya Ohki said at the completion of the project, “SlideRenu® has transformed our water slides into “Living Color” and the application team was the most professional and meticulous contractor I have ever dealt with.”
MARCH 1, 2009
SLIDERENU® OPENING DAY ADVERTISEMENT
Ohio (United States)
- SlideRenu® challenges park owners with their
Will Your Water Slides Be Ready For Opening Day?
advertisement. The ad appeared in the March issue
of 2 of the most widely distributed water park
magazines; Resort and Recreation and World Water
Park. SlideRenu® offers an Opening Day Maintenance
Program where park owners can customize their needs
based on their maintenance staff’s capabilities and
Make Every Day Look Like Opening Day
with SlideRenu® water slide restoration coatings.
NOVEMBER 18, 2008
INNOVATIVE NEW PRODUCTS WIN AWARDS AT IAAPA ATTRACTIONS EXPO 2008
Florida (United States) - The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced the winners of the trade association’s New Products Awards Tuesday, Nov. 18, during IAAPA Attractions 2008 in Orlando, Florida. Water Parks: First Place: SlideRenu®; Booth 1158; Water Slide Restoration Coatings. http://www.iaapa.org/pressroom/pressreleases/2008NewProductAwards.asp