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Largest Indoor Waterpark Looms for Russia


Polin's regional office will oversee development of the all-season Siberian facility, which will feature a variety of popular Polin Waterparks attractions  


 Enduring a Siberian winter means suffering through long months of temperatures that regularly plunge into negative numbers. In the town of Tyumen, Russia, for example, the average temperature in January is -16.7 degrees C (1.9 degrees F). Even during the summer, weather remains cool. The average temperature in July is only 18.6 degrees C (65.5 degrees F).

Residents of the Zarechny neighborhood, however, will gain some welcome relief to their frigid climate when a new indoor waterpark - the largest amusement and health complex of its kind - opens next April. 

The burgeoning waterpark industry in Russia led Polin Waterparks (Turkey) to open an office in the country several years ago specifically to manage the development of these facilities and serve the waterpark industry int he region the best way possible. Now a leader in bringing waterpark attractions to the country, Polin's previous installations include the  Megacenter Gorizont Aquapark in Rostov-on-Don and Gorki Indoor Waterpark just outside Ryazan, H20 Waterpark and many more in different cities of the country. ( Please see our google maps application for all our references in Russia.)

Polin will be working with local investment group Sibentel on the facility.

Modern Attractions

Plans for the futuristic facility include large translucent domes overhead to let in the sun, while wide expanses of curved glass hold back glacial gales. Palm trees will spread leafy fronds over guests relaxing and swimming within the warm, temperate interior.

While those elements might be incentive enough for many to visit the center, the true attraction will likely involve less restful - and more heart-pounding - experiences: a variety of Polin's most popular waterslides.

Among the 10+ waterslides planned for the more than 10,000-square-meter (107,000-square-feet) facility, Polin Waterparks will be installing three of its most popular:

  • Turbolance Slide. Tyumen will be the first all-season facility in the country to feature this extreme slide. On it, riders' adrenaline surges seconds into the ride as their two-person rafts shoot through a series of steep drops and curves. Their momentum reaches a maximum as they are propelled uphill on a wide, sweeping, vertical slope. Rushing to the top, just before they seemingly shoot over the edge, gravity safely pulls them backward in a reverse ride. As their raft turns in circles, they are thrust up and over another giant incline before ending in a splash pool.
  • Windigo. This sophisticated thrill ride begins with guests entering alongside one another in enclosed tubes that then spread out to create geometrical curving patterns high above the ground. Each slide curls around, parallel with the others, with from two to four on each side. Eventually, the tubes realign to create a series of side-by-side, high-speed multiracer lanes.
  • Magic Hole.An enclosed slide with tubes that feature a unique elliptical shape with a flat bottom, this ride pushes guests from side to side as they are launched through wide curves. Rafts of varying sizes speed through the circular path before exiting into a splash pool. (A run-out exit is another option.)

A separate children's area will be available for the youngest guests, and several large pools will offer more relaxed recreation, including a wave pool. 

Additional amenities at the facility will be a 170-room hotel and a complex of baths and saunas - about 15 different types, including Finnish, Scandinavian and Turkish options - that will take advantage of local mineral springs.

The facility will be able to accommodate 5,000 visitors a day and anticipates as many as a million a year. Its developer hopes the park will attract residents from nearby cities of Chelyabinsk, Omsk and Yekaterinburg, as well from the Northern Okurgov.

Selim Doguoglu, head of the Russian office of Polin Waterparks, says Polin's reputation in that country created the need for a local office so that he and his staff could more easily oversee operations there.

"Polin is a recognized leader for its innovative and smartly engineered aquatic attractions," he says. "We've already built several of the most successful waterpark facilities in the country, and we expect this one in Tyumen will quickly match those.

"Being an all-season facility gives it an edge over other entertainment options," he adds. "Families can enjoy it year-round. There are not a lot of entertainment offerings that accommodate the wide range of ages that families include, from toddlers to seniors. So we have high expectations for Tyumen's long-term success."

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More on Polin Waterparks 

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976 and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is a world leader in the design, production and installation of waterparks, waterslides &and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 2,500 waterpark projects in 100 countries around the world and 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 in 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 CobraMagic SphereSpheresMagiconeSpace Shuttle and Space Race. Polin is the pioneer in the advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. First implemented in 2006, 100 percent 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 Effects technology and Special Pattern Effects technology in RTM and translucent-RTM waterslides.

Polin has been an ISO9001 certificate holder by TUV Germany since 2003, and all Polin slides conform to European norms. All steel parts conform to international DIN standards, 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 is identified as among The Turkey100, a prestigious list of "game-changing entrepreneurs" identified by AllWorld Network. This is the second time that Polin has been privileged with an appearance on the list, as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Turkey. It was included for the first time in 2013. In total, only 16 companies have received the honor more than once. Polin is listed in top 200 companies in R&D investment by TIM (Turkish Exporters' Assembly)-2015 and 10 SMCS in holding world wide patents by TPI (Turkish Patent Institute)-2015. Polin is selected as WINNER company in the exports in Machinery and Equipment category by TIM (Turkish Exporters' Assembly)-2015.

Polin oversees a high-capacity design-and-manufacturing facility in Turkey with a team that totals 350 people with five offices throughout the world.

Polin is committed to providing the best-quality products and services 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 additional information, contact Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or  sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr. Please visit Polin at www.polin.com.tr for product information, news, events and other updates.

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