Gemma Bolesworth was disappointed the WetSide vortex machines were out of order.
Gemma Bolesworth was disappointed the WetSide vortex machines were out of order.

WetSide vortex set to swirl ahead

IF YOU have visited WetSide since it opened on Sunday you may have noticed a few features not working.

But Wide Bay Water Corporation says the glitches are just a few of the minor hitches expected with such a project.

Just one day after opening, “Out of Order” tape was tied around the two vortex machines but WBWC CEO Tim Waldron said the machines were not broken. He said pins had “wiggled free” and the machines would likely be fixed within a week.

Mr Waldron said there would be a lot of trials and tribulations with some of the park features but he thought it was better to create something unique, locally, and iron out a few wrinkles.

There were also a couple of stubborn spouts in the main play area refusing to shoot out water and Mr Waldron said dirt was clogging the pipes. But eventually, he said, the pressure of the water would clear them.

“Two out of 310 jets is less than half a per cent,” he said. “It will be a daily maintenance thing.”



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