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3 Advantages of Temporary Water Barriers

3 Advantages of Temporary Water Barriers

3 Advantages of Temporary Water Barriers

Water is a powerful force of nature. Without reliable control, water currents can cause extensive damage to buildings, roadways, and equipment. It’s important for businesses, especially construction sites, to have a way to guard against rising water levels. The best solution is a temporary water barrier, providing comprehensive protection for as long as you need it.

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Why Temporary Water Barriers?

One of the best temporary water barriers available is a water-inflated cofferdam installed in or near a body of water. Designed to encapsulate surrounding water, inflated barriers can be installed in a certain area and emptied once the project is complete. Between dewatering and preventing water intrusion, temporary water barriers provide a number of advantages to meet your specific needs. Discover why your construction site will benefit from the addition of a water barrier.

  1. Quick Installation
  2. Readily Available
  3. Reusable

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1) Quick Installation

Save time and money with a system to quickly remove water hindering your project. By taking advantage of the available water, temporary water barriers can expertly dewater an area in little time. Deployment is simple and can be completed in standing water, moving water, or dry surfaces near bodies of water. Additionally, environmentally-friendly materials and installation will ensure that surrounding plants and animals aren’t harmed in the process.

Pro Tip: Stay safe in dynamic water levels with Aqua-Barrier’s unique internal baffle system. The system is designed to lock into place and maintain stability, regardless of water pressure.

2) Readily Available

Rent or buy a barrier when you need it. Temporary water barriers can be easily transported to a new location in little time, helping you control any flow of water. During times of extreme weather or when construction projects are scheduled without notice, this versatility is a great advantage. By being readily available, you can focus on your task at hand knowing you’ve been equipped with flood protection.

3) Reusable

Prepare for your next project with a barrier that can be reused. Designed with industrial-grade materials, temporary water-filled barriers are designed to be reused over and over again. With extended use, initially investing in a barrier will end up saving you money in the long run. As an additional advantage, Aqua-Barrier is designed with fabric that can easily be repaired in wet or dry conditions.

Your Dewatering Solution

What kind of project is on your to-do list? From bridge repairs to shoreline restoration, choosing a reliable way to remove ground or surface water is a good first step. That being said, it’s crucial for your business to choose a dewatering solution that will last for years to come. Invest in an Aqua-Barrier, the trusted temporary flood barrier for various construction applications.

Connect with our sales team to learn more about our flood control solutions for your water-based projects.

The Aqua-Barrier Dam: Everything You Need to Know

The Aqua-Barrier Dam: Everything You Need to Know

Does your construction site have a smart alternative to traditional cofferdams and sandbags? Designed with innovative engineering and user-friendly installation, the Aqua-Barrier dam provides reliable water control for construction projects. Find out why our exclusive water inflatable dam continues to be the dewatering solution across the nation.

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The Aqua-Barrier cofferdam is designed for projects that are located in or around bodies of water. By using the water of the work area to inflate, the Aqua-Barrier create a dry worksite for workers. From preventing water damage to protecting employees from water intrusion, our inflatable cofferdam has become an essential part of construction sites. 

Innovative Water Diversion

The process of dewatering worksites isn’t a new thing, but water-filled dams provide unmatched quality with their unique design. The Aqua-Barrier is designed with an internal baffle system that locks into place when the barrier is exposed to greater hydrostatic pressure on one side. By using water sources nearby, construction sites can be dewatered without harming the environment or requiring extensive installation. 

Versatile Design Configurations

From building a boat ramp to repairing a pool, having a versatile solution is crucial for any construction crew. The Aqua-Barrier water-filled dam can be configured and installed to fit your specific needs. Arrange one or more Aqua-Barriers to provide the best flood protection for your project. Whether you need a full enclosure or partial blockage, choose the best design configuration to fully equip your work site.

Pro Tip: Become familiar with our installation procedures and in-field recommendations to use water filled barrier effectively.

Exclusive Product Features

Compared to other dewatering solutions, the Aqua-Barrier offers a number of exclusive product features for your convenience, such as:

  • Unlimited Water Sources
  • Industrial-Grade Hardware
  • Pipe Loops for Easy Installation
  • In-Field Repairable
  • Compact Shipping and Transportation
  • Rent or Purchase Options Available
  • Reusable for Multiple Applications

Aqua-Barrier: The #1 Dewatering Solution

Dewatering comes in all shapes and sizes. Does your construction site have the right tool to offer flood control? Our Aqua-Barriers are built with innovating and reliability, giving each customer the peace of mind needed when working in sensitive conditions. 

Connect with our sales team to design an Aqua-Barrier to fit your specific project requirements.

Dewatering 101: Complete Guide to Cofferdams

Dewatering 101: Complete Guide to Cofferdams

Caissons, cofferdams, inflatable water dams–what are these terms and how do they relate to your construction project? To stay ahead in your construction progress and successfully complete your work, having a dewatering solution is key. Get the inside look of one of the best inventions in water construction with our guide to cofferdams. 

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If you’re having to repair a bridge, water is a large factor in your project. Without a way to control water currents or flooding, the quality and safety of your worksite could be in danger. The process of dewatering has experienced many advancements throughout the years. With the modern cofferdam, construction crews don’t have to worry about flooding or soil erosion in their water-based projects.

What are Cofferdams?

Dating back to the days of Persia in 539 B.C., cofferdams have been used in construction for centuries. Cofferdams are watertight enclosures that are temporarily placed in bodies of water to create dry worksites. Today’s cofferdam may be designed with different materials, but the goal is the same: control water flow. Whether you’re building near water or preparing for a flood, cofferdams are a great alternative to sandbags.  

Pro Tip: Stop spending a fortune on one-time use cofferdams. Invest in an Aqua-Barrier, the redesigned water control solution that can be reused.

Types of Cofferdams

Depending on the building project, there are different types of cofferdams to consider. Braced cofferdams are designed with single-walled steel sheet piles driven into the water, and cellular cofferdams have double-walled piles that may be filled with clay or sand. Inflatable water dams, in contrast, are made of vinyl material and use the water to create a barrier. Depending on the variable of the specific construction project, the appropriate type of cofferdam may vary from project to project.

Construction Applications

Unlike caissons that are installed permanently in water, cofferdams are temporary structures that allow for new construction or maintenance repair. Cofferdams give construction crews the ability to perform their job without water getting in the way. The most common construction applications include:

Best Tool for Water Construction Sites

In construction, water can wreck a project without warning. For construction sites found near bodies of water, it’s crucial to be one step ahead of water damage. Compared to sheet pile cofferdams used in the past, inflatable dams offer a number of advantages for your water projects. If you’re looking for a dewatering solution that can be easily reused, transported, and installed, look no further than the AquaBarrier cofferdam.

Connect with our team to learn more about cofferdams, cofferdam design, and the wide range of cofferdam applications.

6 Reasons to Invest in Water Storage

6 Reasons to Invest in Water Storage

There are many instances where investing in water storage might benefit you. One of the most portable methods of storing water is to use an Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage system (formerly Insta-Tank). This durable and reusable storage system is lightweight, made from heavy-duty vinyl, and is perfect for storing fresh water. Need to repair your pool but don't want to lose all your water? Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage is the perfect way to store your water while completing the work. Click To Tweet

What Types of Projects Can Benefit From Water Storage?

When it comes to water, you don’t want it to go down the drain, whether you need to store grey water, conduct a pool repair, remove water from a disaster area, or just need a temporary water storage unit, the Aqua-Barrier® is the perfect solution for your job. Here are six instances where water storage can be beneficial.

  1. Grey Water Storage
  2. Pool Repair
  3. Irrigation
  4. Disaster Areas
  5. Temporary Water Storage

1) Grey Water Storage

Grey water is gently used water that comes from your sinks, tubs, showers, and washing machines. Sometimes, when repairs are needed, it is necessary to store this water. While greywater should never be released into streams, rivers, or lakes, it is perfect and beneficial to irrigate lawns with.

2) Pool Repair

Using water storage during a pool repair is the smart thing to do to help conserve water! Instead of letting all that clean, chlorinated water drain out down the street, store and reuse your water with the Aqua-Barrier® water storage system.

3) Irrigation Needs

Sometimes the weather doesn’t always cooperate, and if you are experiencing a long dry spell, sometimes irrigation is needed to help bring water to the land.

ProTip: Instead of installing a large and immovable silo or basin, the compact, portable, and rapidly deployed Aqua-Barrier® water storage is perfect for all irrigation needs.

4) Disaster Areas

When a disaster is heading your way, one of the most important things people run out to buy is water. Don’t waste money on bottles and bottles of water. The Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage can hold up to 90,000 gallons and can provide you with water through the duration of the disaster!

5) Temporary Water Storage

If you own a construction company, you know that many times projects require temporary dewatering. Whether you are working on a bridge, pipeline, or another repair, the perfect solution is to drain and store the water is through Aqua-Barrier®.

Aqua-Barrier®: The Smart Way to Store Water

If you are curious about or in need of water storage, be sure you are making the environmentally friendly choice with Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage. With its many size options, it can be used in truck transport or for ground installation.

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Your Guide to Commercial Pool Maintenance

Your Guide to Commercial Pool Maintenance

All pools have one thing in common–they take maintenance. And, if proper maintenance isn’t kept up on commercial pools, it could lead to customer outrage and revenue loss. No one wants to stay at a hotel or resort that has a POOL CLOSED sign hanging up! Click To Tweet With proper pool maintenance, you can ensure that your pool is ready for use all year round.

Maintaining a Commercial Pool

Maintaining a commercial pool is quite different from maintaining a residential pool. Commercial pools are a big responsibility and require constant attention and upkeep. Not only does your company’s revenue and customer experience count on your pool being ready to use, but the health and safety of swimmers depend on it, too. Below are some essential tips for commercial pool maintenance.

Proper Pool Filtration

Commercial pools typically have high bather loads and pool filters can easily clog, causing sanitary risks and putting your pumps and other commercial pool equipment at risk. Ensuring proper filtration is critical to maintaining water clarity and proper water balance. Without proper filtration, your pool will require more chemicals and maintenance.

Pool Sanitization

Regular maintenance of a commercial pool also requires proper pool sanitization. Due to high levels of swimmers, sanitizer levels can easily come unbalanced. If the levels are too low, dangerous bacteria levels can thrive in the water, making swimmers ill. Too much sanitizer and chlorine can cause irritation of swimmers eyes and skin and potentially damage pool surfaces and equipment.

Routine Pool Water Testing

Commercial pool water testing needs to be done regularly to make sure pH, chlorine, and other water balancing treatments are balanced. Make sure to check your local health-department codes for guidance on appropriate water testing levels. Large capacity commercial pools should complete a water analysis at least once a day, including free chlorine residual, total bromine residual, pH, acid and alkali demand. At least once a month, the total alkalinity, CYA, calcium hardness, iron, and copper should be checked.

Draining Your Commercial Pool

Commercial pools need to be occasionally drained, whether for a deep pool cleaning, or to correct the pH and chemicals. It is important to know the proper methods involved in draining your pool and use the proper tools in order to make the drainage of your pool successful. The method in which you drain your pool has a significant impact on the time and ease of the project. Traditional methods of dewatering solutions include the use of sandbags, but many contractors are saving time and money with Aqua-Barrier® Inflatable cofferdams. In addition to the Aqua-Barrier, using an Insta-Tank® to store the leftover water maximizes water conservation. These offer the perfect solution for pool area construction and maintenance projects.

Commercial Pool Maintenance

Commercial pools are delicate and complex ecosystems that require careful attention and diligent maintenance. Hiring a certified pool operator or pool technician is a good idea to guarantee your commercial pool avoids situations that cause it to be closed. With proper maintenance and by using the proper tools, you can help reduce major issues and keep your pool balanced and ready for year-round enjoyment.

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