The Reservoir at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Naples, Florida

Designed 2019

Opened 2021

Located in Southwest Florida, the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples set aside $8 million for property-wide transformation, including a major overhaul of its swimming amenities. With plans to demolish an aged pool and expand its pool deck, the Ritz turned to Martin Aquatic to develop a master plan for the site and conceptualize a new, luxurious waterpark concept that fit within 1.4 acres. The new area included a lazy river, slide tower, adult pool, and children’s wet activity tower.

The pool deck is anchored by a 630-foot-long lazy river, which snakes its way around a new slide tower. From a launch height of 30 feet, guests have their choice of three exciting waterslides. Two body slides—one open and one closed flume—loop all the way down to runouts, while a one-person innertube slide empties riders into a splash pool before floating into the adjoining river. The 1,600-square-foot adult pool is surrounded by luxurious cabanas. The adjacent children’s play pool includes a zero-depth entry with a central play structure featuring spraying elements, water cannons, rain showers, and three toddler slides.

Key Project Stats

  • First ever lazy river and raft slide at a Ritz-Carlton
  • Longest lazy river at a Southwest Florida resort
  • Three waterslides dispatch from one tower
  • Designed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling
  • 2022 “Dream Design” award winner by Aquatics International

Services Provided:


  • Concept Design
  • Master Planning
  • Hydraulic
  • Structural
  • Filtration
  • Chemical
  • CFD Modeling


Winner of a 2022 Dream Design Award

Market Sectors:

  • Concept Design >
  • Lazy River >
  • Resort Amenities >
  • Water Parks >
  • All within a compact site plan, the new expansion dramatically transforms the aquatic amenities without encroaching on its world-class golf course.

    The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort became the first of the luxury brand to offer a raft slide at its pool.

    Children's play pool at Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples
    Children's play pool at Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples