In Japan, school swimming pools, children’s pools, leisure pools, pools for health and rehabilitative use, competition pools and pool renovation form the major demand for this segment. By material, pools can be categorized into FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastics) pools, metal pools and concrete pools. In addition to a short construction time, FRP pools feature not only light weight, high strength and workability, but also excellent resistance to weathering and earthquakes and heat retaining property.
Background of the Business
Utilizing FRP technologies cultivated in its boat development and manufacturing, Yamaha Motor commercially released Japan’s first 100% FRP pool in 1974. Yamaha has supplied a large number of pools across Japan since then.
We have achieved top position in aggregate domestic shipments of school pools, and recorded strong sales of pools for preschools in recent years.
Current Business and Market Conditions
As swimming pools at public facilities, kindergartens and nursery schools, and elementary and junior high schools increasingly deteriorate with age, demand for renovations to extend their useful life is increasing.
Pools are being used at social welfare facilities and private swimming clubs for safe walking and exercise to improve the health of the elderly and persons with disabilities.
Yamaha Motor is proactively expanding its product lineup with pools for a variety of purposes for different generations and lifestyles, while at the same time introducing new technologies and equipment to make pools
environmentally friendly through re-use and recycling.
We are also developing 25-meter pools and children’s pools for overseas markets, primarily South Korea and other nearby Asian countries.
As a leading pool company, Yamaha offers total support, from planning and design to manufacturing, installation, and after-sales service.
Adapting FRP Technology to Offer New Solutions
Leveraging the material advantages of FRP, such as its light weight, toughness and high degree of design freedom, together with the design
and analysis expertise we have accumulated in the manufacture of pools and boats, Yamaha is adapting its FRP technology to provide new
solutions. FRP is drawing attention as a substitute for concrete and other building materials in construction, such as the use of FRP slabs to sandwich the lightweight core of a park pedestrian bridge and capsule hotel units.