August 10, 2015 08:00 ET

OpenAire and Kalahari Working Jointly Together for the First Time - New Construction Resort with Indoor Waterpark Retractable Roof Structure

Phase One of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Offers 100,000 sq. ft. Indoor Waterpark Attractions in Pocono Mountains, PA

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 10, 2015) -

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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions will soon break a record for the largest indoor waterpark in the United States with its latest and grandest location in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. Phase one of this authentically African themed waterpark's development is now complete, spanning 100,000 sq. ft. and features surfing, an expansive children's play area, a lazy river, a 60ft tower with several thrilling waterslides, an activity pool, swim up bar and more.

All of this and more are contained below a 72' X 150' custom retractable aluminum skylight, designed, manufactured, and installed by OpenAire, which sits in the centre of the new waterpark. This sleek modern roof structure can open easily with the click of a button to the sunshine and fresh air on warm summer days, but also close securely in cooler or inclement weather, letting the fun continue all year round.

"We are extremely proud to be a part of the Kalahari family and to be able to bring something unique to this waterpark in the Pocono Mountains" says Mark Albertine, President and CEO of OpenAire, "OpenAire is pleased to be part of Phase One, expanding the park's appeal and reinventing the entire Kalahari Waterpark experience with the addition of retractable roof, sunshine and fresh air. With our operable, low maintenance, aluminum roof, our clients can capitalize on the best days of summer and worst days of winter by the abundance of natural light. We look forward to a continued relationship with Kalahari on future expansions."

"The retractable roof allows our guests to enjoy the sun and fresh air just as if they were outside, but with the convenience of actually being inside," said Todd Nelson, owner of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. "It started to rain [the other day], and the roof closed automatically. The guests were in awe."

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is a major player in the North American waterpark industry, with three locations, now in Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania in the Pocono Mountains; Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; and Sandusky, Ohio. At 173,000 sq. ft., Kalahari's Sandusky resort already holds the record for largest indoor waterpark in the US. Kalahari and OpenAire are excited to continue innovating in this thriving field.

About OpenAire

OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing beautiful, high-quality, environmentally conscious aluminum retractable roof enclosures and skylights for over 25 years. We bring unique visions to life from concept design to installation, transforming buildings into sunlit spaces customers love. Our over 600 commercial projects include Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Water Park in Frankenmuth, Michigan; Aqua Sferra Water Park (the biggest aluminum dome in the world) in Donetsk, Ukraine; Tropicana Water Park in Stadthagen, Germany; the Rooftop Bar at the Refinery Hotel in New York City, and the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas.

Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, OpenAire has worked throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East. To learn more about OpenAire Inc.'s projects and capabilities, visit and follow us on Twitter. For more details on this project, please e-mail

About Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, Sandusky, Ohio, and the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, deliver a "world-away" waterpark resort and conference experience beyond expectations. The authentically African-themed Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, privately owned by the Nelson family, are home to America's largest indoor waterparks. All Kalahari Resorts feature well-appointed guest rooms, full-service Spa Kalahari, a fully equipped fitness center, on-site restaurants, unique retail shops and a state-of-the-art conference center. For reservation and guest information, call 1-877-KALAHARI (525-2427) or visit: To learn more about Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, members of the media are encouraged to visit

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