Just a couple of pics of what the SeaWorld Florida G-Pool prototype rising floor is looking like these days.
These were taken November 13, by a Flickr user who comments:
Shamu Stadium at SeaWorld
Has water in it and the back pathway is open, but not underwater viewing. Pool between underwater viewing and “ready pool” is still drained.
It’s interesting to note that the faux-rock features of G pool, which may have slowed the net deployment during the attempt to rescue Dawn Brancheau (and presumably would prevent use of a rising floor), are gone.
One other feature of the planned fast-rising pool floors is that they require the retrofitting of air lines under the pool to help drive the floors toward the surface in an emergency.