San Sebastian Reinvigorates Paco Yoldi with Vibrant Aquatic Play

Families who visited Paco Yoldi in San Sebastian were used to encountering a small, dull, grey wading pool. Then San Sebastian’s technical architects decided to change that and called in Vortex, the worldwide experts in aquatic recreation, to transform the space in the heart of Basque Country – Spain’s tourist gem.

Vortex converted the pool area into one that now greets families with a vivid and colorful Splashpad® that engages children of all ages in safe and stimulating aquatic play. From ground geysers providing a variety of spraying water effects, to the highly interactive Cascades waterfalls and engaging water cannons, the 190 square meter Splashpad® has invigorated Paco Yoldi with an exciting aquatic play experience.

Vortex designed the dazzling and colorful Splashpad® to use the facility’s existing filtration system. The Splashpad® can be accessed by even the youngest of visitors without the need for a lifeguard. 


  • Solution Types Splashpad®
  • Location Spain
    - Parks & Aquatic Centers
  • Opened June 2016

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