Underwater Windows: Unusual Applications
Natare’s underwater windows are often found in the walls of many competition, training, and dive pools. Through these windows, coaches observe an athlete’s swim strokes and dive forms…without holding their breath. Television camera crews also film major sporting events through these windows.
Although Natare is associated with the swimming pool industry, many of our products and aquatic systems have been used in other industries as well. A prime example of such a product is our underwater window.
Zoos and Aquariums might have the most obvious need for an observatory window, keeping the observers separated from the observed animals and marine life, while allowing close-up viewing.
Fish Hatcheries often need windows to monitor their harvest at various stages of development. This has been a silently growing industry in recent years.
Fish Ladders are a unusual and unique application of our windows. These man-made structures allow fish to swim upstream through a series of small waterfall-steps, bypassing man-made damns. The migrating fish are then able to journey to their spawning grounds. Often located on public lands, the ladders are a fascinating site to see, and windows allow us curious humans to observe the progression of fish while maintaining public safety.
Hospitals and Clinics have installed our pool windows in rehabilitation pools. These windows allow health professionals to observe their patients during aquatic physical therapy. Hydrotherapy in the healthcare industry is a major part of Natare’s pool business.
High-end residences often have beautiful pools architecturally designed to be enjoyed through the wall an adjacent room of the house, letting the pool’s light shimmer through into a living room or even a bedroom.
Natare has decades of experience building underwater windows for all types of aquatic applications. We design the frame to fit flush on the inside surface of the water vessel, with no dangerous protrusions. Although no two projects are identical, our windows are typically made from tempered glass with a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film, a stainless steel frame, and a glazing material that meets all ANSI and Federal Standard requirements.
If you would like to speak with someone about purchasing an underwater window for your project, please contact Josh Albertson at 317-222-3658.