Water Platforms and Paving

Aluminum platform frame covered with gravel-top paving stones.

Aluminum platform frame covered with gravel-top paving stones.

S olid and smooth floor is very reassuring to stand on. And more agreeable than almost any natural beach – including sand.

Water platform keeps the area covered free of vegetation growth (from below). This is good solution in waters with excessive vegetation. It avoids the pain of repetitive cutting and is more environmentally friendly than dredging.

Our water platforms are used on lake bottom and seafloor as a platform for water activities like diving and swimming. And on beach as flooring for a large parasol, a chair or two, and a table with refreshments. Platforms provide pleasing and smooth stone or wooden paving under your feet.

P latforms are available in two varieties. We have small size single units for small needs and modular units which can be joined together to make large platforms.

 

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Small platform before installation on lake bed. Rot resistant wood decking.

Small platform before installation on lake bed. Rot resistant wood decking.

F loating walkways provide good service above the water. Underwater they offer practically nothing. For recreational water activities like swimming and diving this is a definite let down.

Platforms on lake bottom or seafloor. Beneath a ladder.

Platforms on lake bottom or seafloor. Beneath a ladder.

aluPlatform is an excellent remedy for the shortcoming. Install it underwater at the end of floating walkway. For example below the last step of the ladder descending into the water. It will be a pleasing surface to stand on. Whether you are getting into the water or getting out of it.

Modular aluminum platform frame for underwater use. 3 units joined together.

Modular aluminum platform frame for underwater use. 3 units joined together.

M odular, standard size units are joined together to make a water platform of desired dimensions. This construction has the advantage of later inserting additional units into the platform to increase its width if desired.

A frame for a platform at right is a three unit construction. It can be extended by inserting additional units between the first and second unit, or between the second and third unit. A large area of seafloor or lake bottom can be paved. – Click image to enlarge it.

Small aluminum platform frame for underwater use. Size 200x200cm.

Small aluminum platform frame for underwater use. Size 200x200cm.

O n beach this platform creates an island above the sand. For a parasol and a sun chair for example. It brings pool side comfort to a beach or other location lacking paving. – Click image to enlarge it.

 

On garden lawn it stands under 15 cm / 6 inches tall. This is just enough to keep paving or decking material from touching the ground. Easy to keep clean, just brush it over the edge. – After a downpour the top will dry quickly.

Small platforms are single units. They cannot be extended. Maximum width for these small platforms is apprx. 200 cm.

Platform with rot resistant wood decking.

Platform with rot resistant wood decking.

Platform with gravel-top paving blocks.

Platform with gravel-top paving blocks.

P latform frames can be covered with various materials. Best suited for underwater use are heavy garden paver stones/ slabs. The size of paver stones depend on the market region. Size 400 x 400 mm pavers are considered “standard”. Custom units are available for different size paver stones.

Paver blocks are made from concrete or cut from natural stone. Coarse surface is preferred. Various colors are usually available. This depends on local suppliers’ inventory.

O ther suitable materials include almost any decking material, e.g., wood and plastic lumber etc. Non-toxic covering like untreated lumber/ decking material may be preferred. – Click the images to enlarge.

L ighting is available to circle the platform. It is attached to a groove on top of aluminum profiles. ECOaurora glowlight does not need electricity. It recharges automatically in daylight and glows all night long. It works everywhere: in clear water it operates even at depths of 1.5 meters / 5 feet.

 

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F or stronger illumination needs there is AuroraLED linear lighting. It has low power consumption and very long life. LED strip is protected by aluminum housing. It is available for submerged applications as well as for use on ground.

 

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Custom Aluminum

W ater walkway is made from custom aluminum profiles of highest quality. Parts are double coated for maximum corrosion resistance, beauty, and ease of cleaning.

Expected corrosion resistance will exceed 30 to 50 years in seawater and in industrial climate. In fresh water and in unpolluted countryside a minimum resistance of 50 to 90 years is to be expected.

 

INNOFINLAND 2010 Award

INNOFINLAND 2010 Award

Innovative Product

Outstanding design and innovative use of high-tech aluminum material for aluGarden products has been recognized with an award. Aluminum and stainless steel are 100% recyclable.

 

Learn More

Open aluPlatform product page for small platforms or aluPatio product page for modular aluminum platforms. Both products found at aluGarden.com website. – Information in Finnish: LaituriPohja and PihaTerassi product pages.