Cohoes company designs indoor waterpark in the Catskills


    COHOES (WRGB) – A new resort and indoor waterpark is coming to the Catskills, but it has a special connection to the Capital Regon.

    It’s being designed by the Aquatic Development Group (ADG), based in Cohoes. They help design, build, or supply wavepool equipment for waterparks nationally and internationally.

    ADG started as a family-owned commercial pool company, then found a new niche and grew. “We took that experience of building big Olympic pools and said we could do wave pools, we can do water slides - its water, moving water.” ADG CEO Ken Ellis said.

    Ellis says they’re known for their creativity. They’ll help create a master plan for a project, and draw up the renderings.

    “Then we'll engineer and build all the pools, mechanicals, rock scapes, and the rides and fun things that go in the park,” Ellis said.

    They've worked on many of the Six Flags water parks, Mountain Creek in New Jersey, Camel Beach in the Poconos, and several across the U.S.

    Coming soon – a waterpark will open close to the Capital Region in the Catskills this spring. It’s called the Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark in Monticello, New York.

    There’s a 324-room hotel and it’s close to the new Resorts World Casino. The water park has several slides, a flow-rider surf simulator, family raft ride, adventure river, and a deck that overlooks the park with cabanas and a bar.

    “It really has a resort feel - 100% transparent roof, it's all naturally lit, over a million dollars of landscape - real landscape,” Ellis said. “We want you to feel outside, when you're inside.”

    Ellis says it's a destination, that'll be as much fun for adults, as it will be for the kids. “That was kind of the goal. The Catskills, the old Catskills resort feel with a lot of people coming from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut wanting to get away up to the mountains.”

    The Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark is expected to open in April. The ribbon cutting is set for May 10th.

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