Group: A&T Europe Spa
Outdoor competition pool
ROME 1994 VII FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
for outdoor use
September 1994. Myrtha Pools are official suppliers of the VII World Swimming Championships, held in Rome. On this occasion they realized a swimming pool unique in the world, installed on a tamped earth tennis court of the Foro Italico, near to the well-known marble statues. The international Tennis Championships are disputed in the same court every year. Not being absolutely possible to make any masonry work, an above ground pool was built, completely self-supporting and removable. Furthermore, very short times were necessary, not to limit too much the possibilities of use of the tennis court: the pool was in fact installed in 30 days.
The pool, 33x21x3 m, was complete with overflow gutter on the four sides, water treatment system, heating system, underwater window for television broadcast and accessories for competitions.
The Marble Pool, in which the Synchro Swimming and Women Water Polo competitions have been disputed with success, was afterwards dismantled, and its panels have been re-utilized to form two separate pools, as a confirmation of the extreme versatility of Myrtha Technology, that allows for the variation even total of the initial dimensions.