Water Walkways

Water walkway through vegetation into water.

Water walkway through vegetation into water.

T his is the feature you love: it feels nice under your feet as you move into the water. Solid and smooth floor is very reassuring and more agreeable than almost any natural beach – including sand.

 

Fun and safer for any age. Great satisfaction for senior people and others with diminished motor skills. Wheelchair users love it as paving enables easy access down to the waterfront and beyond. Kids love the runway into the water ! Sure, lighting is an option. – Click the images to enlarge.

Water walkway leading into water.

Water walkway leading into water.

 

This water walkway is made of aluminum frame and stone or concrete paver block cladding. It can be installed on almost any beach, lake bed, and seafloor.

Descending into the water is safer thanks to optional side lighting and handrails.

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Solid floor to walk on through mud and plants.

Solid floor to walk on through mud and plants.

P aving keeps the passage to water clear as it prevents vegetation growth from below. You get unhindered access through the vegetation into the water. This is an excellent solution to a beach with excessive vegetation growth. It avoids the pain of repetitive cutting and is more environmentally friendly than dredging. – Click to enlarge the image.

 

R eeds swaying in the wind and the fauna can be a source of enjoyment for anyone on the walkway. Reds and other vegetation will act as a natural cover of visibility to any neighbors. The vegetation on either side of the water walkway can be left to its natural state.

Water walkway keeps the scenery intact.

Water walkway keeps the scenery intact.

V isual impact of a water walkway is minimal. Walkway does not create a distraction or spoil a scenery of exceptional beauty. Water walkway works for private beaches as well as for beaches with more traffic. – Click to enlarge the image.

 

A luWaterWalk offers an excellent way to limit erosion of the shoreline. Underwater features and shallow water vegetation have much increased chances of longterm survival. Even under relatively high visitor load.

Underwater walkway glowlights at night.

Underwater walkway glowlights at night.

L ighting option will create ‘runway lights’ for kids and safety lights for others. Strip lighting can be installed on both sides or on just one side. Lighting has dual function: safety and decoration. We offer two flavors of strip lighting. One without electricity and the other with electricity. – Click image to enlarge.

 

ECOaurora glowlight does not need electricity. It recharges automatically in daylight and glows all night long. In clear water it operates even at depths of 1.5 meters / 5 feet. For stronger illumination needs there is AuroraLED linear lighting. LED strip is protected by aluminum housing. It is available for submerged applications as well as for use on ground.

N on-Slippery Surface. Walkway units are covered with cut stone paver blocks or concerete paver blocks. For concrete paver stones preferred ones have small gravel on top. This gives good friction when wet. For natural stones the suggested surface is hammered, chiselled, flamed, or other rough surface. For all stones this applies: light colored stones are more visible than dark ones when submerged. – Paving material is best sourced locally.

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Enjoy the sunset. Water walkway blocks growth.

M inimal cleaning and maintenace work is needed. In warm waters periodic brushing with a floor brush or a broom will keep the surface non-slippery. More coarse stones are easier to clean than a smooth surface. Waves may deposit debris and it may have to be removed manually.

 

In subzero temperatures water will freeze. Common floating walkways need to be removed from water to avoid damage by moving ice. Not so with aluWaterWalk. There is no need to pull it ashore each fall and reverse the process each spring. aluWaterWalk is very much unaffected by longitunal ice movement but may suffer from ice movement from either side. Therefore, it should be installed in a location which is minimally affected by massive ice formations from either side.

 

Original Product, Custom Aluminum

INNOFINLAND 2010 Award

INNOFINLAND 2010 Award

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.

Product was recognized in 2010 with prestigious INNOFINLAND award. Products are IP protected.

 

Connect to aluGarden Products

aluWaterWalk connected to another aluGarden product.

aluWaterWalk connected to another aluGarden product.

U nits of standard width can be connected to other aluGarden products. aluStairs and aluWalk are the most obvious candidates.

 

Learn More

Open aluWaterWalk product page at aluGarden.com website. – Information in Finnish: KahlausLaituri product page.