Poor air closes slide
LESS than 12 months after opening, one of the Cockburn ARC’s most popular waterslides – the Tumbler – has been temporarily closed while the City of Cockburn liaises with relevant parties to improve ventilation on the ride.
The ride was closed following complaints of poor air quality inside the bowl due to the effect of increased ambient temperatures on chlorinated pool water.
Cockburn ARC manager Brett McEwin said work would include external modifications to the slide to improve air quality, safety and comfort, plus rider experience when entering the slide’s bowl.
“Following extensive consultation with the design team, the City will co-ordinate removal of the lid enclosing the bowl to allow for improved natural airflow,” he said.
“This will take place in the next few weeks.
“Issues with ventilation in the Tumbler became apparent in late December.
“The decision to close the slide temporarily while we modify the bowl has been made in the interests of safety.
“We aim to reopen the slide as soon as possible because it is one of our patrons’ most loved experiences at the ARC.”
Mr McEwin said the Tumbler slide was popular throughout the world and in other nations that experienced extreme heat conditions, the ride had an open-top design.
“We believe having the open air experience will add an exciting element to the ride,” he said.
“We’ll keep our patrons informed about the progress of these works and when the Tumbler will reopen.”
The Tumbler has been closed .