The Italian company, Piscine Castiglione-Myrtha Pools, which has over 50 years of experience in the swimming pools sector, will construct and install two temporary pools at the Palau Sant Jordi for the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships in Barcelona from 19th July to 4th August.
The contract was signed between the CMD of Piscine Castiglioni-Myrtha Pools, Roberto Colletto, and the President of the Spanish Swimming Federation and the Organizing Committee of Barcelona 2013.
Piscine Castiglione-Myrtha Pools will build two pools: one for the competitions (50 x 25 m, 3 m deep), which will be installed at the Palau Sant Jordi, and the other for training (50 x 20 m, 2 m deep), which will be constructed in an existing sports facility in a suitable location.
The Italian company has built several pools that hosted major championships all over the world. The most recent of these being those built for the water-polo competition for the Olympic Games in London, the one in the city of Omaha, site of the U.S. Olympic swimming selections in 2012, and the pools at the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships held in Shanghai in 2011.
To date, Piscine Castiglione-Myrtha Pools has built pools in 70 different countries.
The construction of the pools for the 15th FINA World Championships begins in June, about a month before the opening ceremony of the event.