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Supersnow retention reservoirs are an excellent alternative for resorts having difficulties with the intake of water.
Artificial snowmaking requires large amounts of water, however, not each ski resort has free access to a water course with enough flow, or permission for intake of such large amounts of water. In this case, the best solution to the problem of water deficiency are Supersnow water reservoirs.
For many years, Supersnow has been gaining experience in construction of retention reseivors. The Supersnow team of qualified experts have been conducting research for years, thanks to which the retention reservoirs are being constantly improved.
Each tank is designed from the ground up – in order to meet the highest requirements of our customers. Supersnow retention reservoirs are sealed with Firestone EPDM geomembrane, which makes them resistant to external factors. Each Supersnow retention reservoir is fenced and equipped with a special aeration system, which prevents water from freezing.
Supersnow retention reservoirs – apart from providing sufficient amount of water to a ski resort, has also a positive influence on the natural environment – decreases or completely eliminates disturbances of water circulation in nature.
Every owner or operator of a ski resort, who wants to eliminate the problem of water deficiency and significantly make the resort more appealing in a fast and easy way, should invest in the construction of a Supersnow retention reservoir.
Freezing water in a reservoir adversely affects the operation of snowmaking system. The ice formed on the surface of the tank is an insulator and prevents the water from cooling beneath the ice. The optimal water temperature for the snowmaking process is 0-2 °C. The warm water beneath the ice reduces capability of snow production even by several dozen percent.
We have developed a method to cool water and prevent the surface from freezing by applying tank aeration. The air is pumped into the reservoir through a piping system and thus water circulates. The water does not freeze on the surface and increases the contact with cold air. As a result, more heat escapes to the atmosphere.