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About the Construction of the Main Pool "Swim 21" for the "9th World Swimming Championships - Fukuoka 2001"

June 20, 2001

On June 22, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (YMC) began installation of the special temporary-facility pool "Swim 21," to be used as the main competition pool for the swimming and synchronized swimming competitions at the "9th World Swimming Championships - Fukuoka 2001" which will be held in Fukuoka from July 20th.
The pool itself will be fully assembled by June 26, while the overall construction period for the accompanying pool-side facilities for which YMC is responsible will be the 15 days until July 6. The prefabricated pool units and filtration equipment were shipped from YMC's Arai factory to Fukuoka on June 20.

The "Swim 21" pool is 50-meter by 25-meter FRP (fiberglass) pool with a depth of 3 meters that will be installed in the indoor space of the Marine Messe Fukuoka (Hakata-Ward, Fukuoka City) multi-purpose convention center. This "Swim 21" will be the first special temporary-facility 50-meter FRP pool in the world ever to receive international certification as a competition pool.

Concerning the warm-up pool and water polo pool that YMC is commissioned to build, construction of the pools themselves was completed on June 12 and June 16 respectively and all three FRP pools will be completely installed prior to the competition by the time of the opening of the main pool to the public on July 8th.



Construction Schedule


Main Pool "Swim 21"

June 20 (Wed.):

Pool units shipped from Hamamatsu

22 (Fri.):

Units delivered and construction begun at Marine Messe Fukuoka

25 (Mon.):

Measurement for international certification

26 (Tue.):

Pool body completed, introduction for the press

30 (Sat.):

Begin filling pool

July 4 (Wed.):

Pool filled, tests run

Water Polo Pool

June 6 (Wed.):

Pool units shipped from Hamamatsu

8 (Fri.):

Units delivered and construction begun at Hakatanomori Tennis Courts

16 (Sat.):

Pool body completed

July 1 (Sun.):

Begin filling pool

5 (Thur.):

Pool filled, tests run

Warm-up Pool

June 1 (Fri.):

Pool units shipped from Hamamatsu

3 (Sun.):

Filtration equipment and pool units delivered and construction begun at the installation site

12 (Tue.):

Pool body completed

25 (Mon.):

Begin filling pool

29 (Fri.):

Pool filled, tests run



Profile of the special temporary-facility FRP Main Pool "Swim 21"


Pool regulation:

50m x 25m x 3m depth

# of prefab pool units

Pool sides: 58
Pool floor: 104

Total pool body weight (FRP parts):

31.3 tons

Filtration units:

12


Main Features of Swim 21

(1) World's first international regulation 50m FRP special temporary-installation pool

(2) International regulation accuracy (allowable variance on the 50 meter length: - 0mm, + less than 10mm)

(3) Quick installation, quick removal (roughly two weeks for installation, one week for removal)

(4) Great reduction in construction costs involved in holding the competition



Profile of the special temporary-facility FRP Water Polo Pool


Pool regulation:

35m x 22m x 2m depth

# of prefab pool units

Pool sides: 28
Pool floor: 66

Total pool body weight (FRP parts):

14.2 tons

Filtration units:

3



Profile of the special temporary-facility FRP Warm-up Pool


Pool regulation:

50m x 20m x 2m depth

# of prefab pool units

Pool sides: 28
Pool floor: 80

Total pool body weight (FRP parts):

19.3 tons

Filtration units:

4


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