The engineering division of the global pool products producer Fluidra created a destination spa for children. Named Likids and located in the Caldea spa resort in Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra, the project was created to help children between the ages of three to eight get comfortable with water activities and immersion. Likids is a mixture of play, learning, and relaxation. The games and water jets are designed specifically for the age group.
It was named Likids because the title sounds like the word liquids when pronounced in Catalan, the official language in Andorra. Adding the K emphasizes the facility's focus on children, according to Ester Segarra, communications consultant at Fluidra.
To complete the project, the international company used a variety of products, including massage nozzles, water cannons, jets, water beds and a pump room by AstralPool. Tiling was supplied by Togama and the lighting by Ignialight.
By catering to kids, the facility may be helping to create the next generation of visitors to aquatics facilities.
"Likids is a unique project, a step forward in the development of the leisure and wellness industry,” said Ignacio Elburgo, general manager of Fluidra Engineering.
The overall space includes four distinct areas. An access area is connected to the standard Caldea facility. A lagoon, featuring a bean-shaped pool and spa also includes access to the “beach,” relaxation space with waterbeds, and an area with streams, water cannons, a parabolic jet and a round spa. The “soft beach” is a game space with a soft floor made to resemble dunes. A fourth area is reserved for fitness.
Watch the video below to see how the facility was built and what its finished design looks like.