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Crystal Waterworld Celebrates First Year


The five-star Crystal Waterworld Resort & Spa in Belek, Turkey, continued the tradition set by its sister properties in celebrating one year of luxury offerings during its anniversary last month. But the all-inclusive facility, owned by the Kilit Group, found a way to set itself apart with its incorporation of a unique variety of exclusive waterpark created and installed by Polin.

Named after the crystal-clear waters of the nearby Mediterranean ocean on which the resort sits, Crystal Waterworld is located in Belek, Antalya, 50 kilometers/31 miles to Antalya Airport.

Starting Small Leads to Family Legacy

The Kilit Group, owned by the Kilit family of nearby Antalya, originally made a name for itself back in 1955 when founder Turan Kilit began supplying glassware to hotels and resorts. Today, however, the firm - now managed by Turan's three sons Suleyman, Tuncay and Taner - is recognized for its amazing growth in becoming the largest purveyor of bed capacity in Turkey. And, with the opening of the outdoor waterpark at its Crystal Waterworld property, the brothers may soon have another way to measure its success.

Guests of the resort have offered rave reviews about the waterpark since its opening in June 2013. Comments on sites such as TripAdvisor.com and Facebook remark about the "fantastic" waterslides that have already made the resort a family favorite.

Erdogan Turan, General Manager of Crystal Waterworld, said the waterpark as a whole had set the resort apart from others in the nearby area. But one attraction in particular truly gets guests' hearts racing, he said: the King Cobra waterslide.

An Unexpected Attraction

"When guests first see the King Cobra, you can literally see their jaws drop," Turan explained. "They simply don't expect a ride like that to be offered at a resort. Most King Cobras are found at major theme parks and waterparks. So to have access to a phenomenal waterslide like that at a family resort just truly sets us apart."

The award-winning King Cobra provides major visual impact to riders and spectators alike. But its real attraction is its intense riding experience derived from a unique configuration that enables two double tubes to race through a circular path of twists, turns and surprises. The heart-pounding ride concludes after an adrenalin-spiking drop down the snake's "belly" as ricers simultaneously plummet into its valley.

While the version at Crystal Waterworld offers open sections that allow guests to enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine, the King Cobra is a versatile attraction and is also available in a closed version to create a completely dark attraction. King Cobra also offers Polin's exclusive Natural Light Effects (NLE) technology, along with options such as a conveyor or tower entries; unique theming and coloring; visual, auditory and fog effects.    

Variety Offers Guests Unlimited Options

Suleyman Kilit, Owner of the Group, said that the King Cobra isn't the only waterslide that is enticing guests to book return trips before they have even checked out from their first visit. He said the wide variety of other slides and attractions gives families all the entertainment they need in one place.

"Once guests arrive at Crystal Waterworld, they have no reason to leave. Between the first-class cuisine, high-end beverages, luxury spa treatments and the amazing aquapark, guests have everything they need for a complete family vacation," he explained. He compared the resort to a miniature version of the major waterparks with which guests already are familiar. "But we have greater vacation appeal because we offer so many more amenities," he pointed out.

Among the other waterslides Polin installed at Crystal Waterworld are:    

Flying Boats, Multi Slide, Space Boat, Turbo Lance, Rafting Slide, Black Hole, Freefall, Body Slide, Aquatower 500 Water-Play Structure. 

Other options for young guests include: 

Octopus Slide, Mini Pirate Slide, Giraffe Shower, Mushroom, Snake Fountain, Frog Slide, Baby Octopus Slide.

Crystal Waterwold is not the only resort with a Polin supplied waterpark. Crystal SunsetCrystal Aura Beach Resort& Spa are the other two luxury hotels with Polin supplied waterparks.   

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More on Polin Waterparks and Pool Systems   

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of waterparks, waterslides & water play attractions. 2500 waterpark projects in more than 90 countries around the world have been completed by Polin, and Polin is the biggest waterslide supplier in Eurasia. Working with a wide variety of clients has helped Polin reach several milestones, including installing the first waterparks of many countries and many other award winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations. Polin offers the industry's widest range of products, including signature rides such as the patented King Cobra, Magic Spheres, Spheres, Magi Cone and Space Shuttle.

Polin is the pioneer in the advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. First implemented in 2006, 100% of Polin's annual fiberglass production has been converted to resin transfer molding (RTM), and meets the industry's highest standards. Polin offers both bowl rides and family rides featuring RTM techniques. Polin also offers its unique and patented Natural Light Effect technology, Special Pattern Effects technology in RTM and translucent RTM waterslides.Polin is an ISO9001 certificate holder by TUV Germany since 2003, all Polin slides  conform to European norms, all steel parts conform to international DIN standarts, all designs conform to ASTM practices, and Polin is also CSEI approved for projects in China. Polin is the only waterslide company that holds a quality certificate for all of its waterslides by TUV, and was the 2012 Export Winner of Turkey in the SMSE Category. Polin has a high plant capacity with production in 3 existing plants in Turkey. The 4th facility will be open in 2014. Polin's team totals 500 people, with five offices throughout the world.

Polin is committed to providing the best-quality product and service by investing in continuous research and development. The company plans to further expand its L-RTM line while introducing new signature rides and innovations.For more information, visit www.polin.com.tr 

For additional information, contact Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr. Please visit us at www.polin.com.tr for product information, news, events and other updates.     

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