Composite Waterslides Deliver the Fun

The cruise ship Carnival Sunshine set sail in May 2013 with a new waterpark designed and installed by Polin Waterparks and Pool Systems of Istanbul, Turkey. The ship’s massive new WaterWorks waterpark sports a racing theme and covers 1,500 square meters (16,145 square feet). WaterWorks includes three spectacular slides and an aqua play structure with 40 different interactive water features. One of the Aquatubes is a record-breaker for the cruise line. The nearly 102 meter (334 foot) enclosed Twister slide is the longest waterslide on any Carnival cruise ship. Polin has long been a pioneer in waterslide manufacturing technologies. The technologies employed in producing the Carnival Sunshine’s WaterWorks slides are what make the end-product so appealing.


Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) has only recently been used in the manufacture of waterslide attractions. The primary advantage of RTM is that it allowed Polin to create each of the WaterWork’s slide components with a shiny, smooth interior and exterior. The technique also allows for stronger yet lighter waterslides that are easier to install. WaterWorks’ slides are superior waterslides not only aesthetically, but also with regard to physical properties.


A longtime METYX Composites customer, Polin uses METYCORE MAX in manufacturing because it delivers a faster resin flow and allows highly filled resins to be injected with great precision and improved surface finish. Polin Waterparks and Pool Systems was founded in Istanbul in 1976 and has become one of the world’s leading companies in the design, manufacture and installation of waterparks, waterslides, and water-play attractions.