Source: Everlast Climbing
A new climbing wall graces the indoor pool at the Bloomfield Family Aquatic Center. The
Kersplash® Pool Climbing Wall from Everlast Climbing™ attaches to the edge of the pool and
stretches over 18’ long.
Bloomfield’s innovative Pool Climbing Wall is part of a new trend in aquatic recreation equipment, especially
popular with the hard-to-reach “tween” and teen populations. Their colorful model is 18-feet tall and features
blue and green panels with red and yellow climbing holds. The climbing wall also includes a bell at the top for
patrons to ring in celebration after they have accomplished their climbing feat.
The Kersplash climbing wall was funded in part through a community investment grant from BHP Billiton, and
sourced through the “Friends of the Pool” group. The Pool Climbing Wall is definitely a hit. Steve Gromack,
Aquatic Director for the City of Bloomfield says it “adds a new dimension to the pool” and that he hopes it will
increase member use during the wintertime.
“The goal is to get more people into the pool,” Gromack says. “We’re hoping that it attracts kids, teenagers and
adults.” No ropes or harnesses are required since climbers jump back into the pool after their climb. It’s
undecided by users what’s more fun—the climb or the plunge back into the pool. Feedback since the opening
has been nothing but positive. “Everybody loves it,” adds Gromack.
About Everlast Climbing
Everlast Climbing is committed to improving youth fitness with dynamic and innovative products that engage
children and inspire physical activity. The company is headquartered in Mendota Heights, MN, and is part of
EverActive Brands, a division of PlayCore of Chattanooga, TN. More information is available about Everlast
Climbing at www.everlastclimbing.com. More information is available about PlayCore at www.playcore.com.
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