Guidelines for better results

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Beach/stairs

Beaches and stairs cannot reflect the waves as a flat wall would do. This means that the Wave Ball will not be able to increase the waves it produces thanks to the resonance. Therefore, the beaches and the stairs (or any other non-resonant elements) have to be separated from the wave area by reflection walls.

Reflection walls

Non-resonant elements have to be separated from the wave area by reflection walls. Those reflection walls are not completely closed and several passages allow the swimmers to go from one zone to the other. The passages will also let a part of the waves go to the beach and create a smooth “beach effect”. The height of the reflection walls is smaller than the freeboard (wall clearance), this means that some water will pass over it, which will result to an effect that is appreciated by the swimmers.

Freeboards (wall clearance)

A freeboard (wall clearance, part of wall above water level) is necessary to reflect the waves created by the Wave Ball. It will also contains the waves in the pool and prevent any overflow. The freeboards have to be flat and coplanar with the walls of the pool in order to preserve the resonance. The height of the freeboard will be the element that will determine the maximum amplitude of the wave.

Depths

The depth profile of the pool is free but, as the Wave Ball is bouncing up and down the water, a minimum depth of water is necessary for each model of wave ball. The minimal depth has to be respected only in a radius of three meters around the anchor. Following the model, the minimum depths are as follow: See product range

Filtration

The filtration inlet must affect as little as possible on the flatness of the freeboard. However, the type of inlet should not fit the requirement for a good resonance, several solutions exist.

Finishing surface

The finishing surface of the pool can be nearly any type such as concrete, liner, stainless steel, etc…The cable inlet and anchor are designed differently following the finishing surface of the pool for a better integration.

Wave Ball model/surface

The choice of the Wave Ball model mainly depends on the area of the pool, the desired height of waves, the depth and the resonance quality of the pool. There are nine different models of wave ball