WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT POLIN AQUARIUMS?
Polin Aquariums specializes in designing and constructing living attractions that educate and entertain. As one of the few companies in the world that develops large-scale aquariums, terrariums and other zoological exhibits, Polin Aquariums employs experienced design, construction and husbandry staff that take projects from concept to completion. These professionals include architects, interior designers, zoologists, marine biologists, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, artistsand sculptors.
PUBLIC AQUARIUM DESIGN
Imagine your journey through your perfect public aquarium. What does it look like? What does it feel like? Our architects and designers help bring your concept to life in collaboration with our planners, estimators and engineers, we are able to anticipate many of the technical and biological challenges that these specialist projects present. This integrated development approach means that each project is guaranteed to be both unique and ideally suited to its inhabitants.
LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Life Support Systems (LSS) are the backbone of every public aquarium and comprise the filtration and water recycling systems used to ensure the health and wellbeing of aquatic animals. Polin Aquariums employs a team of mechanical engineers, aquaculture specialists, marine biologists and aquarium curators that ensure the systems we design and install are perfectly suited to the animals in each exhibit. Automation specialists work with this group to regulate mechanical tasks and calibrate system settings to fine-tune each habitat.
Polin Aquariums knows that no matter how beautiful the building, the real stars of the show are the aquatic animals that live in the aquariums. So, whether it’s specialized concrete mixes and waterproofing or the use of non-toxic materials for the internal fit-out, you can be assured that our team of experts always has the welfare of the animals in mind.
ARTIFICIAL ENVIRONMENTS & DECOR
Our designs are driven by a deep understanding of the needs of our aquatic animals and their visitors. This understanding demands detail-oriented methods and specialized construction techniques which results in beautiful exhibits and nurturing habitats.
The installation of individual aquariums takes place during the construction of the public aquarium structure.
AQUATIC ANIMAL PROCUREMENT
Polin Aquariums’ zoologists and aquatic experts carefully choose species for exhibits that thrive in artificial environments. Wherever possible, these species are captive-born and transferred from other, similar facilities. Only if a captive-born animal is not available will we source wild-caught species and even then, only from partners with sustainable sourcing practices.
We understand the responsibility we have to protect and properly care for the animals used in our exhibits and we carefully ensure that all aquatic animals are transported, acclimated and quarantined according to international standards.
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Polin Aquariums offers a service and maintenance package to help ensure that Life Support Systems (LSS) continue to perform their required functions and maintain healthy habitats for the aquatic animals in each exhibit.
Polin Aquariums operates several aquariums and knows what it takes to manage one. We offer a management package that provides business support and solutions to help your facility run smoothly.
THINGS THAT ADD US STRENGTH
STORAGE AND QUARANTINE FACILITY
FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN SPECIES
The Polin Aquariums storage and quarantine complex is located in Altinoluk, Turkey handles the acquisition of Mediterranean aquatic animals. Controlling the procurement and acclimation processes means that we provide our aquariums with only the healthiest and most beautiful specimens.
STORAGE AND QUARANTINE FACILITY
FOR THE TROPICAL SPECIES
This Polin Aquariums storage and quarantine complex is located in Umraniye and handles the acquisition of tropical aquatic animals. With a capacity to hold 120 tons of water volume and 520 Kg of living species, this facility is the largest in Turkey. These animals are brought from all over the world and are delivered to aquariums in custom-designed containers to provide our aquatic animals with the most comfortable and least traumatic shipping experience.
SCENERY DESIGN AND PRODUCTION FACILITY
Master sculptors work closely with members of the project team to design the three-dimensional thematic elements that are incorporated into attraction exhibits. At the Eskisehir Scenery Design and Production Facility, these initial concepts are prototyped and tested before being put into production.
MATERIALS PRODUCTION FACILITY
Polin Aquariums has the ability to formulate specific mixes of synthetic sea salt to match each destination facility’s size, capacity and salinity levels and we use advanced OceanTechTM filters and protein percolators to ensure that habitats remain as natural as possible anywhere around the world.