On February 28, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.(YMC) completed production of the "Swim 21" FRP competition pool and the Water Polo competition pool that will be installed as special temporary pool facilities for use in the "9th World Swimming Championships - Fukuoka 2001" (Venue: Marine Messe Fukuoka, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City) to take place in the city of Fukuoka, Japan, in July of 2001.
This will the first time in the world that a special temporary-installation FRP pool will be used for the regulation 50-meter main competition pool in the World Swimming Championships.
The FRP pools like the ones to be supplied by Yamaha in Fukuoka are unique in that they are manufactured in units in the factory, which means they can be installed more quickly, are easier to maintain and lower in cost than conventional pools.
The pools on which production has now been completed include the international regulation main pool for swimming races and synchronized swimming (L: 50 m; W: 25 m; D: 3 m) to be installed in the Marine Messe Fukuoka, which will be the main venue of the "9th World Swimming Championships Fukuoka 2001." This pool has been constructed in a total of 162 FRP units, 58 for the side units that form the outside walls of the pool and 104 units for the pool bottom.
As for the Water Polo competition pool (L:35 x W:22 x D:2 m) that will be installed as a special temporary facility in the tennis competition facility of the Higashi-Hirao Park Hakata, it consisted of 28 side units and 66 bottom units for a total of 94 units.
Production of the main pool was begun on April 13, 2000 and completed in 320 days. The Water Polo pool, which came as a later order in December of 2000, was completed at the same time.
The warm-up pool which Yamaha will also be supplying for this competition was completed in November of last year.