Sunday, April 21, 2024

WhiteWater Announces Completion of Industry’s First SilkGel Slide Resurfacing Project

Nessie’s Revenge at the West Edmonton Mall’s World Waterpark looks brand new these days, thanks to WhiteWater’s newest technological innovation, SilkGel. This unique and original technology offers superior gloss and colour retention and is an eco-friendly, low maintenance product. SilkGel offers the industry’s only 5-year resurfacing warranty against fading and chalking.

SilkGel was recently awarded the coveted Best New Technology Award at IAAPA. “We are very proud to be the leader in innovation and technology for the waterpark industry,” said WhiteWater’s Scott Heke, VP After Sales and Service. “The response to this product has been tremendous and we are committed to numerous resurfacing projects in the coming months.”

SilkGel  was pioneered at WhiteWater’s manufacturing facilities in Kelowna, BC in response to legislated reduction in the use of styrenes, which prevented fading in fiberglass. This newest innovation in high-performance fiberglass coatings offers excellent UV resistance and consistent gloss. SilkGel  application increases waterslides’ lifespans and allows resurfacing with new colours.

It has already been proven successful outside of the waterpark industry where it can be seen on every PetroCanada gas station’s red fiberglass façade in Canada.

SilkGel is now the standard for every new WhiteWater waterslide and offers the industry’s only 10-yearwarranty against fading and chalking on new installations.


WhiteWater brings the fun as The ORIGINAL Waterpark & Attractions Company in two splashy ways; the first is just that – being first. In 1980, WhiteWater dove in feet-first; growing from a successful waterpark operation into a thriving designer and manufacturer of waterpark attractions, we’ve been making waves ever since.

But ORIGINAL is also about being seriously fun and innovative! It’s about thinking outside-the-pool; taking time to play, creating the newest, coolest attractions; not being afraid to be different and to take risks; and most of all, supplying the most memorable, WOW-that-made-my-day experiences in the world!

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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