Earthquake-Resistant FRP Pools
Yamaha FRP Pools are earthquake-resistant with reinforced structure.
Survey on Pool Damage from Earthquakes
The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995, and the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. Yamaha conducted a damage survey of its pool facilities. In every case, pool damage was caused by factors other than the pool itself, such as ground displacement or loss, tsunami, or building collapse.
Pools in the earthquake area (6-upper seismic intensity)
「Osaki Municipal Iwadeyama Elementary School, Miyagi Prefecture」
The earthquake caused liquefaction and sinking in the school and schoolyard, but there was no damage to the pool itself.
Pools in the earthquake area (6-lower seismic intensity)
「Ishinomaki Municipal Mangokuura Junior High School, Miyagi Prefecture」
At the time of the survey, the school gym was being used as a shelter. Parts of the poolside required repair, but once the pool was cleaned up, students were using it again.
Great East Japan Earthquake Yamaha Pool Installation Survey
Total Pools Surveyed: 329 (Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima Prefectures)