In a ceremony with much fanfare presided over by City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, the refurbished Prince Alfred Park Pool complex, featuring PolySoft, was declared open for the enjoyment of the public. No expense was spared to ensure the $20.5 million upgrade of the public pool, situated in the inner suburb of Surry Hills, incorporated the best in sustainable practices and efficiency.
PolySoft had already proved itself in the toddlers’ playground within the Prince Alfred Park precinct, with a colour mix of Viridian, Liquid Turquoise, Jade Breeze and Morning Sky providing a bright and well-lauded addition to the surrounding play equipment. The council turned to PolySoft to resurface the space after a previous surfacing system did not perform to expectations. The City of Sydney also utilised PolySoft in the award-winning Darling Quarter Playground. PolySoft has become the surface of choice when comfort, safety and design quality are a priority because of its superior impact attenuation characteristics, excellent slip resistance, heat-reducing properties and extensive selection of colour combinations.
As part of the commitment to best practice and sustainability, PolySoft’s innovative surfacing technology and strong properties in versatility, durability, safety and design, prompted its application once again in Prince Alfred Park as a landscaping material in the facelift for the pool complex. Owing to the successful resurfacing of the toddlers’ playground, the council engaged the services of PolySoft and its approved contractor from the previous project, Aussie Synthetic Grass and Rubber Surfaces, owned by Jason Day, to lay down the flooring for the pool’s shaded toddler splash pad and embankment slide.
For the splash pad, a two-toned mix of PolySoft’s Morning Sky and Crystal Blue was applied in a dual ring pattern to enhance the water play theme. PolySoft has earned a worldwide reputation within the leisure industry for exceptional performance in wet areas - it is chlorine and chemical resistant, non-toxic, and hygienic for bare feet. As a surface based on plastic polymers, PolySoft has been shown to reduce heat underfoot, allowing for hours of comfortable play and peace of mind for caregivers on a surface which is soft, yet tough and resilient to cracking, heavy foot traffic, UV fading and slipping.
The City of Sydney has made a long-term investment in PolySoft surfacing for its state-of-the-art water features, recognising PolySoft’s strong safety record, imperviousness, low maintenance and minimised environmental impact, with particles 100% recyclable and 100% Australian- made.
With PolySoft’s contribution to the facelift, the pool has become the perfect island of relaxation from the hustle and bustle of the CBD.