Splash Pad Development and Design

Presenter: Terry Brannon, P.E.

Part 1: Thursday, October 13, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Part 2: Thursday, October 13, 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
2 Hours | 2 PHTA CEUs | 0.2 IACET CEU



Municipal codes are evolving to accommodate the higher risk of public health and safety associated with dry-deck water features. Sanitation is difficult where high bather loads overload relatively small surge basins, but this program will identify potential solutions.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify dry-deck sanitation issues and explain solutions.
  • Describe ocular and soft tissue damage concerns, research, and preventative considerations.
  • Recognize toe entrapment problems and identify solutions.
  • Discuss design options to improve overall dry-deck fountain safety.


Presenter Bio

Terry Brannon, P.E., began his career in public works, beginning with the Cities of Irving and Tyler, Texas, before founding The Brannon Corporation. He continues to specialize in public works projects, but the firm has carved out an aquatic niche using their expertise in water conveyance and treatment and structural design. Terry is registered in 23 states as a licensed professional engineer. Now in semi-retirement from the engineering consulting business, 50 years total in engineering and 40 years in aquatics, he keeps himself busy sharing his experiences by writing and training engineers and contractors in the design and construction of aquatic facilities from public fountains to splash pads, water parks, competition venues, lakes and streams, and private pools. He continues as a consultant to various construction management companies, hotels and resorts, municipalities, and branches of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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