Design recommendations for Lazy Rivers

These artificial waterways found at large resorts and housing developments provide guests and residents with the opportunity to tour a resort or housing estate in canoes or on rafts, carried along by a gentle current. They are an innovative way of organising the layout of a resort and connecting different areas as an alternative to pathways.
As with other types of commercial pools, lazy rivers are an effective way for resorts and holiday camps to gain a competitive edge.



Standar features:

  • Uses: Leisure
  • Target public: General public
  • Seasonality: All year round, as they are generally locates in warm countries
  • Usual location: Resorts and housing estates


Design recomendations

  • Geometry:  The shape of natural rivers should be reproduced.
  • Temperature:  Ambient.
  • Depth:  From 0.8 to 1.2 m.
  • Recirculation time:  Depending on local regulations, every 6 to 8 hours is recommended.
  • Water Treatment:  Traditional systems are recommended, with no additional technology required
  • Pool shell finish:  Should blend in with the surroundings.
  • Water recirculation:  Water is collected in skimmers near the pump room.
  • Construction system:  Shotcrete
  • Regulations:  It is important to compare previous regulations with the ones currently in force.


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