Out with the old, and in with the new....The past few weekends, there has been a noticeable change on the beach, missing was the classic nostalgic wooden lifeguard stands, but in their place, metal ones. Sea Isle has been working with Heritage Towers, of Cape May, to test these new lifeguard stands and refine the design since 2010.
The new stands are made of aluminum and include wheels on the front to make it easier to move. The new stands are designed to be easier on the lifeguards, weighing much lighter than the wood ones, making it easier to move, and being more comfortable. Also, the new stands are expected to last much longer than the former wooden ones, which take a beating in the salt air and water, as well as from vandalism overnight.
It is yet to be known if all the lifeguard stands will be replaced with these new stands this summer or they will be phased in over a few years, but all of the stands currently open seem to be using the new stands. The picture perfect wooden stands will be surely missed.
What do you think of the new stands? Let us know in the comments below!