Posted Wednesday, December 1, 2010 12:26 PM | Contributed by FlyingTurns
Idlewild has announced a new 280,600 gallon wave pool. The new pool area will also be surrounded by rental cabanas.
Read more from the official Idlewild blog.
Those numbers don't seem right to me. The cubic footage is half the square footage. That means the average depth is 6". I realize the water goes to zero depth. But, it still doesn't sound right.
The average depth probably is 6". Have you been in a modern wave pool lately? Even if they have a maximum 6' depth, the maximum useable depth is usually more like 5' if you're lucky, and except for the last 30' or so (of the 200' overall length) the maximum depth is about knee-deep.
With a 6' maximum depth, it sounds like Idlewild's is better than most, but most of the modern wave pools barely deserve to be called "pools" at all.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
I think their Total Water Volume stat is wrong:
280600 gallons * 0.13367 cu. ft./gallon = 37508 cu. ft. NOT 7508
Average depth = 37508/14728 = 2.5 feet
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