Swimming like we're in the tropics, even when it's snowing

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After several months of winter cold and snow, we all feel like escaping to somewhere warm for some fun in the sun. So what can you do when it's snowing, you're stuck at home and you desperately need a break? Fortunately, there are many destinations that offer sunshine and tropical swimming all year round, thanks to their custom-built retractable enclosures from OpenAire.

Retractable enclosures give waterparks and resorts the best of both worlds: shelter from the cold and storms of winter, exposure to warm weather, and open sunlit views all year. They have turned dozens of seasonal resorts into year-round family destinations. Jay Peak Ski Resort and Hotel, for example, used to be a small, seasonal ski chalet in northern Vermont, but when its management decided to renovate and add an indoor waterpark with a retractable enclosure from OpenAire, the result transformed their business. The new Pump House Indoor Waterpark offers an irresistible tropical oasis to visitors looking for a break from the ski slopes. The experience of a bright, warm aquatic park surrounded by snow-powdered mountain peaks is simply unforgettable. Even when ski season is over, Jay Peak's hotel has remained fully booked through the summer.

Guests have been just as excited with many other resorts that feature retractable enclosures. Zehnder's Splash Village in Michigan expanded its original small waterpark with a new indoor section, which features a fully retractable OpenAire skylight. The new all-seasons facility has been a huge hit with families from miles around looking for watery fun in the sun. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, an American leader in aquatic resorts, has also found great success with OpenAire's retractable roofing systems. Guests have been in awe of Kalahari Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, the company's latest African-themed waterpark, which spans a record-breaking 200,000 square feet under a soaring enclosure. Retractable skylights created by OpenAire give the massive park a vibrant, sunlit tropical atmosphere all year, letting swimmers feel like they are truly outdoors even when snow is falling outside.

OpenAire's retractable roofing solutions create an authentically sunlit, outdoor atmosphere that simply cannot be replicated in a conventional indoor pool facility. Visitors to OpenAire's partner resorts are able to get a dose of beach-side sun even in the winter. It's a feeling that keeps people coming back for more, no Caribbean plane ticket required.

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