Engineers in Adelaide are building an indoor waterpark on the outskirts of the city, with Telrad engineering and Telrad outboard engineers in charge of it.
The idea behind the Telrad is to turn a derelict water tower into an indoor space, where water is pumped through a tube into a massive tank.
The tower’s glass is coated in Telrad, which is able to absorb water and hold it in the water.
“The Telrad works in a way that it absorbs and holds water in the tower, so that you get the best of both worlds, both the water and the tower,” Telrad engineer, Andrew Taylor, told the ABC.
“You get a good amount of rain coming in from the north, but also the rain that comes in from all over the world and also rain that is actually falling on the tower that we need to make sure is safe and watertight.”
When we start building that, you get a really interesting scenario of water coming in through a tower that has been flooded and that is really cool.
“Telrad has been in development for about five years and has been described as “one of the most ambitious water sports facilities in Australia”.”
This is a real world-first, with the first indoor water park,” Mr Taylor said.”
This building is a huge undertaking, and it is very expensive to build.
“It’s one of the only water sports venues in Australia that is totally open, with access to water and water-based products, and has a very large pool.”
The first Telrad has already opened for business, and is currently undergoing testing to ensure it is safe.
The Telraad will be the largest water sports facility in the world, with a capacity of about 4,000 people.