Construction begins on specialpool "Swin 21" for the "9th World Swimming Championships Fukuoka 2001"
April 18, 2000
On April 13, 2000, Yamaha Motor Co.,
Ltd. (YMC) began production on the FRP (fiberglass reinforced
plastics) competition pool "Swin 21" which will be the
main pool for the "9th FINA (Federation Internationale
De Nation Amateur) World Swimming Championships Fukuoka
2001" to be held in the year 2001 (Venue: Marine Messe
Fukuoka, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City).
This pool will represent the first special-facility
50-meter competition pool constructed of FRP ever to
be used as the main pool for the world championships.
And, its choice is a clear statement of the trust that
has been placed in Yamaha's FRP pool products and technologies.
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.
The pools on which production has begun include the
international specification main pool (L: 50 m; W: 25
m; D: 3 m) for swimming races and synchronized swimming
for the "9th World Swimming Championships Fukuoka 2001"
to be located in the Marine Messe Fukuoka and another
warm-up pool (L: 50 m; W: 20 m; D: 2 m) to be constructed
outside the main facility.
As the event date approaches, pool-side facilities for
the main pool and warm-up pool will be constructed so
that the pools can be installed in a two-week period
before the start of the practice period and after the
championships are concluded both pools completely removed
from the facility within one week's time.
Apr. 13, 2000
Pool production begins
Pool production completed
June 27, 2001
Main pool installation begins
July 10, 2001
Main pool installation completed
9th World Swimming Championships
July 30, 2001
Pool removal begins
Aug. 5, 2001
Pool removal completed
Products of YMC's Pool Operations
Plus Ceramic Pool
There is an increasing
demand today for tile surface pools with the feeling
of high-quality for facilities like hotels and
fitness clubs. However, it was believed until
recently that FRP pools could not be covered with
tile. YMC solved this problem by developing its
own special adhesive and upgraded FRP that enables
tile surfacing. The resulting line of high quality
tiled FRP pools are called our "Plus Ceramic Pools."
By applying FRP panels
over the aged and deteriorating surface of a concrete
pool it is possible to convert it into a new FRP
pool at low cost. YMC sees this as market of promising
business potential for the future.
Emergency Water Supply
YMC has developed
and marketed an emergence water supply system
that can be installed as an integrated part of
a pool. This system can be sold in a set with
a new pool installation or retro-fitted on existing
pools. It provides emergency water during times
of need such as fires or natural disasters.
YMC has created products
that serve a variety of essential functions in
the pool environment such as "high performance
shower units," "course-rope storage boxes" that
double as pool-side benches and "pool-side shelters"
that provide essential areas of pool-side shade.
We also market our compact "Yamaha Pool-side-in
Filtering System" that makes effective use of
space in a swimming pool facility. In October
of 1999 we also released our "Underwater Monitoring
System" that performs swimmer filming and observation
YMC has developed
and released a new type of high performance wastewater
treatment device called the "PVA Gel Fluidized
Bed Wastewater Treatment System" that is microbe-activated
in a compact, easy to manage and maintain system.
This product is targeted primarily at users in
the food industry.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, Arai Factory Arai-machi, Hamana-gun,