Tommy Garrott Aquatics Facility
Year Galvanized: 2017
Galvanizer: Valmont Coatings, Columbia Galvanizing
Summary: What used to be an empty field in Gallatin, Tennessee is now the most exciting place to cool off on hot days in Summer County. The Tommy Garrott Aquatics Center offers visitors Gallatin's first zero-depth pool, complete with a splash pad, spray toys, two towering twisting water slides and a speed slide all at a low-cost admission. With plans to add a lazy river and therapy pool, the days of driving hours to an expensive waterpark, just to wait in long lines in cramped spaces, are over. Hot-dip galvanizing has been used successfully in the waterpark industry for years and has now become an industry standard. Powder Coating over the galvanized steel adds an additional layer of protection while providing the fun, exciting visual appearance people expect out of a waterpark. With an annual expected attendance of 30,000-40,000 people from up to a 75-mile radius, minimal maintenance and optimal performance was a necessity.