From lockdown 'til sundown. Or also: After summer is before summer.

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From lockdown 'til sundown. Or also: After summer is before summer.

What a summer. And I don't mean the weather by that. Lockdown, travel warnings and loads of other – more or less sensible – restrictions have hit our leisure industry hard. The season in Europe was extremely short. Actually, the motto could only be: survive somehow…

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When the days get shorter again… – Marketing

Marketing

When the days get shorter again…

The charm of public swimming pools is, let's say, expandable. This is of course not least due to the radically reduced budgets in the many cities and municipalities, that are made available here. And in other words, currently it cannot…

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A “Canyon” on tour – but absolutely involuntarily… – News

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A “Canyon” on tour – but absolutely involuntarily…

At the end of August, elements of the aquafun OCEAN LINE from the PLAYALAND AQUAPARK in Nigrán, Spain actually had to prove their seaworthiness on the Atlantic Ocean. The "Canyon" in particular made a long involuntary journey and caused a…

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Whatever you do – do it thoroughly. – Valuable

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Whatever you do – do it thoroughly.

Useful tips and hints for the dismantling, cleaning and storage of your aquafunpark. If you take these to heart, you will enjoy your investment again in the season 2021 and you will also ensure that it stays that way for years…

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You shouldn't make any compromises on the equipment of your lifeguards – Facts

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You shouldn't make any compromises on the equipment of your lifeguards

The verbal briefing of the visitor group before entering the aquafunpark can be as insistently as possible – accidents happen every now and then. A lot of fun always creates a lot of overconfidence, too. And high-spirited visitors tend to…

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A heavenly kingdom for an aquafunpark – Adventure

Adventure

A heavenly kingdom for an aquafunpark

This is by no means an exaggeration – because heavenly kingdom = Hemelrijk, in Dutch. And the installation at the BillyBird Park Hemelrijk needed some help from above, too. After days of delay in the forwarding, the team had exactly…

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Having fun despite restrictions and regulations in the fight against covid-19 – Facts

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Having fun despite restrictions and regulations in the fight against covid-19

Due to the protective measures against COVID-19, the operation of an aquafunpark this summer will only be possible if certain requirements of the authorities are met. Therefore, we have compiled these guidelines for the operators of an aquafunpark.

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Recognizing the signs of the times and using the possibilities – Marketing

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Recognizing the signs of the times and using the possibilities

Whatever motivates a customer to choose a supplier, we have analyzed. Coupled with our philosophy of always recommending the right park for the right location and our special approach to project presentations, we now have a clear result: aquafun's PCP…

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People always should get to the bottom of the case – Facts

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People always should get to the bottom of the case

This is especially true when installing your new aquafunpark. It is not just about discovering hidden treasures, but rather about successfully fighting wind and waves. Because the mistakes you make underwater can no longer be corrected on the water surface…

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Growth does not come from opportunities, but from united forces – Inside

Inside

Growth does not come from opportunities, but from united forces

All of us in the leisure industry are facing a difficult year because of the corona pandemic. We still don't know how difficult. Just as little as anyone today can predict the end of the current crisis. Perseverance slogans don't…

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Summer 2020 – and again it says: same procedure as every year – Statement

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Summer 2020 – and again it says: same procedure as every year

Summer has not yet begun in the northern hemisphere - but preparations are in full swing. What this summer brings is still uncertain for many entrepreneurs in the leisure industry. Backlogs in the manufacturies, cargo ships that don't leave, installation…

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Cool in the pool – the time for wimps and sluggards is gone – Interjection

Interjection

Cool in the pool – the time for wimps and sluggards is gone

If the only sporting activity of your guests at the hotel pool is the morning competition of the “sunbed occupants” with their towels, you may lack a bit of variety. Let's be honest (as always): a little bit of sport…

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Sometimes you forget that you can go much further in common than alone – Statement

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Sometimes you forget that you can go much further in common than alone

It is not always easy to correctly assess and use the WE in a business relationship. After all, it is not about “WE do it for you…”, but about a genuine, partnership-based cooperation. But this is rarely practiced these days…

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And of course the size is important – or maybe not really... – Statement

Statement

And of course the size is important – or maybe not really...

Yes or no? A question that humanity always is willing to discuss in other fields. Size matters. No, not at all – the content is more important. It has to be long. Or rather wide. Or better both? But what's…

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Game of Prices. Or as we usually like to say: No risk, no fun. – Statement

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Game of Prices. Or as we usually like to say: No risk, no fun.

Imagine the following situation: You are a car salesman (we deliberately take this example because these gentlemen sometimes have such a bad reputation…). A customer comes up to you and asks, “How much is a car?” – Your expression: Priceless.

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This summer the water world of the Pelican School sometimes stood upside down – Interview

Interview

This summer the water world of the Pelican School sometimes stood upside down

The Pelican School offers unique water sports camps for young people. Here they can learn windsurfing, sailing, kite surfing and more – under the supervision of qualified trainers. And this year the Pelican School in De Lilse Bergen (Lille) has…

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“The message is not the product – but the product is the message.” – Marketing

Marketing

“The message is not the product – but the product is the message.”

The quote from marketing icon Alex Bogusky hits the nail on the head – definitely at aquafun. We make a water park a story, each element a character. It begins in our design atelier and ends up in marketing. That's…

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A day on the aquafun beach you'll never forget. Just get enchanted… – Colorful

Colorful

A day on the aquafun beach you'll never forget. Just get enchanted…

The sound of the sea, screaming of seagulls, the laughter of the kids at the aquafunpark – you can imagine a lot on the beach. To visualize that an aquafunpark is much more than some inflated elements on the water…

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If Williams, Smith and Jones must pull together to reach the goals – Events

Events

If Williams, Smith and Jones must pull together to reach the goals

If the employees have fun, the boss is happy. Mood and the performance increase. Team building events and corporate incentives should naturally be part of the company philosophy, such as joint meetings, sales strategies and canteen visits…

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Once upon a time on a beach in Spain when mythical creatures were discovered – Colorful

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Once upon a time on a beach in Spain when mythical creatures were discovered

The question of whether children's dreams can come true, we have been answering at aquafun for a long time with a clear Yes. Today we provide the proof. Because we have discovered them – the legendary mermaids. And we have…

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Only with quality and safety the pleasure remains unclouded – Facts

Facts

Only with quality and safety the pleasure remains unclouded

The challenges of a full season to a commercially used water park are enormously high. Influences from the three "W" – weather, wind and water – especially at water parks in the salty sea and a large number of visitors…

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When a forest lake in the middle of Hesse becomes a caribbean island – Adventure

Adventure

When a forest lake in the middle of Hesse becomes a caribbean island

The day could not have been more beautiful. Well, it could have been a bit warmer. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and the water was almost as turquoise as in the Caribbean. Every was set for the…

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The pirates of today are armed with camera and 3D-software – Statement

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The pirates of today are armed with camera and 3D-software

The days when pirates boarded merchant ships and swing their swords are fortunately over. But modern product pirates are not less reckless. According to the motto, I do not have any ideas myself, I steal them, quality products getting copied…

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Why searching in the browser, if you can find it directly – Smart

Smart

Why searching in the browser, if you can find it directly

We've put our whole website – including all information, photos, videos and our new blog – in an app for all smartphones and tablets. Let us show you how easy you can place aquafun on your screen…

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This summer there is action guaranteed on the lake De Lilse Bergen – Anticipation

Anticipation

This summer there is action guaranteed on the lake De Lilse Bergen

LILLE Pelican School for water sports will open the first inflatable aquafun water park in the province of Antwerp on the surfing pond De Lilse Bergen in June. The colossus is 20 by 30 meters in size and offers space…

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A Palstek is not just sailor's yarn - we'll show you how it's done – Valuable

Valuable

A Palstek is not just sailor's yarn - we'll show you how it's done

For the opening you can tie a pretty ribbon around your new aquafun water park. However, you should secure the anchoring of the elements with professional knots. We'll show you how it works with the Palstek...

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Only if you have experienced it yourself, you know what you are talking about – Adventure

Adventure

Only if you have experienced it yourself, you know what you are talking about

What could be more exiting than giving joy to other people day after day? That exactly was my first thought when I was allowed to take over the position as the Marketing Director at aquafun in the summer of 2018…

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You realize that you bought cheap (only) when it's getting expensive – Statement

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You realize that you bought cheap (only) when it's getting expensive

Let's talk at this point about the fine difference between cheap and inexpensive. Which is well characteristic as the difference between for free and for nothing – as you know...

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What you always wanted to know, but haven't dared to ask – Welcome

Welcome

What you always wanted to know, but haven't dared to ask

Welcome to aquafun's new blog. Written by ourselves as well as a variety of water park operators, partners and customers. It will be less about advertising statements and technical jargon and more about key issues, places and people as well…

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