Yamaha FRP Pool First Ever for Use in World Swimming Championships
June 02, 1999
In July of 2001, when Fukuoka, Japan, hosts the "9th FINA (Federation Internationale De Nation Amateur) World Swimming Championships - Fukuoka 2001" (venue: Marine Messe Fukuoka, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City), it has been decided that Yamaha FRP pools will be used for the main pool of the meet and other facilities.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has long been a pioneer in Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics (FRP) technology, and in its 25 years of experience in the manufacture of FRP swimming pools, the company has built some 18,500 pools of different sizes and types for clients like schools and other public facilities in Japan.
FRP pools are characterized by the fact that mass manufacturing techniques enable pool sections to be made in standardized units that make for faster installation, easier maintenance and lower cost.
Yamaha FRP pools have been chosen for the "9th FINA World Swimming Championships - Fukuoka 2001" not only because of these product features but also because of Yamaha's respected high-level technology, corporate trust and the seriousness of the company's commitment to meeting the demands of high-level competition. For these reasons, approval has been given for the first time ever for internationally sanctioned swimming events to be held in a specially designed 50-meter FRP pool.