Discover the WaveBall technology
The magic is in the WaveBall.
Our technology is based on the resonance.
This allows us to create waves in a pool of any shape while minimizing energy consumption and maximizing the effect produced.
We are leader in our field with more than 400 machines installed around the world
In most applications, at the request of our customers, the amplitudes often vary from 400 mm to 1200 mm.
The amplitude is however not limited and can reach several meters for specific applications.
Different WaveBall models are available depending on the power needed to create the waves in the pool.
From the drawing of the pool, the depth profile, the pool configuration and the type of waves you are looking for, we carry out a computer simulation to select the WaveBall model, its power and its location in the swimming pool.
The WaveBall, once installed, starts in just a few minutes to produce waves and to bring the ocean in the pool
Best practice to optimize the Waveball
The choice for the WaveBall model depends mainly of the area of the pool, the desired wave amplitude, the depth profile and the quality of the resonance for the wave zone.
There are nine different models of Wave Balls, you can see them on our product range page.
To achieve the best results with our technology, it is useful to follow some best practices.
Locations of the WaveBall and anchorage
The anchoring position of the WaveBall is very important. Customer’s choices, safety restrictions and the result of the computer simulation must be taken into account. The WaveBall is anchored with a bungee in order to stay in its operating zone while having enough freedom for its vertical movements.
This anchor could be either on the ground either on the sides either in the ceiling depending on the configuration of the pool and your needs.
The edges and stairs reduce the reflection of the waves on the walls of the pool, which makes the resonance more difficult. The edges and stairs (or any other non-resonant stuff) will therefore preferably be separated from the wave zone thanks to specific reflection walls.
The reflection of the waves is done on the walls of the pool. The resonance walls should be flat or concave to enhance the resonance. The resonant zone must not be specially closed. It is possible to create corridors for swimmers and/or to create exits with waves that spread through the rest of the pool, which is the case, for example, when the client wishes to configure his pool with a A zone with big waves and a B zone with lighter waves.
The freeboard is the part of the free wall located above the water level.
It allows the reflection of the waves created by the WaveBall.
The height of the freeboard will be the element that will determine the maximum amplitude of the wave.
For a wave amplitude A (cm), it is necessary to have free edges of height 2A / 3 (cm).
For infinity pools or for some specific configurations, it is possible to create freeboards with aesthetic walls fixed to the walls of the pool.
Several solutions are possible.
The depth profile of the pool is free.
On the other hand, a minimum water depth is required just below the WaveBall for each WaveBall model.
The minimum depth must be respected within a radius of 3 meters around the position of the anchorage.
Depending on the model, the minimum depths are different.
To learn more, please visit our waveball models page.
The filtration inlet should affect the freeboard as little as possible.
Several solutions exist.
The finishing surface of the pool can be of several types such as concrete, liner, stainless steel, etc …
The cable entry and anchorage are designed differently depending on the finish surface of the pool.
The electrical configuration is related to the choice of positions for the :
- Control Box (RCU) – that allows the Waveball to turn on and off.
- Transformers – that provides 12V power to the Waveball
4 standard configurations are possible:
WaveBall 12 V power cable (umbilical cable)
The WaveBall is powered by a 12V cable.
Several configurations exist for the passage of the 12V cable in the pool.
Here are some examples: