For the first time in its history, the swimming competitions and the finals of the Olympic Games were conducted in Myrtha pools. Myrtha Pools, Italy, was entrusted with their construction, thanks to its savoir-faire and the proficiency it has acquired over the last 50 years.
For the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, Myrtha Pools built a total of 18 pools. The aquatic competitions watched by the largest number of spectators in the world took place in these pools: a 50-meter pool in which all the swimming and water polo competitions and finals were held; a 50-meter warm-up pool for the athletes in the Estadio Olimpico de Desportos Aquaticos and two additional 50-meter pools in the "Parque dos Atletas", used for training.
"We are really pleased with these orders received in the context of the Olympics, because the project was complex and challenging," says Roberto Colletto, CMD of Myrtha Pools. "Besides, this is the first time in its history that all swimming competitions and finals of the Olympic Games were conducted in Myrtha pools. This result is the sign of a significant recognition of our company and its technology".
A technology worthy of international competitions
All the pools were constructed using Myrtha's proprietary technology, the pride of Myrtha Pools. It comprises a modular system based on the use of stainless steel panels offering many advantages, including millimetre accuracy during installation, product reliability, rapidity of installation, durability, and low maintenance.
The innovation also includes the filtration systems that provide a transparency and quality of water that is perfect and water recirculation that does not adversely affect the performance of swimmers who are particularly sensitive to the slightest movement in the water.
As far as they are concerned, diving and water polo competitions were conducted in existing pools constructed by other companies unrelated to Myrtha Pools, in the Parque Aquatico Maria Lenk. During the Games, these pools witnessed a disturbing phenomenon – the colour of the water changed from blue to green. Strangely enough, this discolouration, totally alien to Myrtha Pools, did not occur in the pools that were adjacent to those built by the Italian company Myrtha, in which the water reflected its crystal clear purity. Water circulation, filtration and disinfection are indeed the cornerstones of Myrtha Pools' Technology.
"The knowledge and expertise acquired over 50 years of our history" - continues Roberto Colletto – "have led our company to becoming a reference point for major swimming competitions worldwide". Indeed, Myrtha Pools has kept its fourth appointment with the Olympics as a partner of swimming federations around the world (including FINA and the CBDA, Brazil), after Atlanta in 1996, Beijing in 2008, and London in 2012. "Every major international project still represents a major challenge for our company, and the Rio Olympics have enabled us to make further progress. Besides the construction of the main pools, Myrtha Pools was given the responsibility of facilities management for the duration of the event.
"This important project for the company, with a total value of over 10 million euros, accomplished through the expertise and innovation that make it unique in the world, has become, today, the best guarantee for our private clients who can benefit from the care and quality that we have made our priorities, from the smallest to the largest project".
Photos of Satiro Sodré / SSPress
Choices of excellence
A capability and excellence increasingly appreciated and recognised in Brazil, where MYRTHA POOLS has carried out several projects:
• The Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza;
• The Esporte Clube Pinheiros in São Paulo;
• The Centro Brasileiro Paraolímpico in São Paulo, which, with its six pools, will become the largest in the world;
• The 50-meter pool for the Universidade do Força Aérea Brasileira do Rio equipped with RenovAction technology;
• The renovation of the 50-meter swimming pool of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and the Aquatico Parque do Flamengo, also measuring 50 meters, in Rio de Janeiro.
At the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the greatest athletes in the world swam in pools in the "Made in Italy" tradition of excellence, once again constructed by MYRTHA POOLS!
Details of the pools constructed by Myrtha Pools for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Estadio Olimpico de Desportos Aquaticos in Rio de Janeiro (Barra)
• 1 temporary Myrtha pool for the competitions. Dimensions: 50 x 25 x 3 m deep, where all swimming events, including the finals, and the water polo finals took place.
• 1 temporary Myrtha pool for warm-ups: Dimensions: 50 x 25 x 3 m deep, with a Defender filter.
Parque Aquatico Maria Lenk, in Rio de Janeiro (Barra)
• 1 permanent Myrtha pool for warm-ups and synchronized swimming. Dimensions: 50 x 25 x 3 m deep.
• 1 temporary Myrtha pool for water polo. Dimensions: 25 x 14 x 3 m deep.
Parque dos Atletas in Rio de Janeiro
• 2 Myrtha pools, dimensions: 50 x 25 x 2 m deep
• Defender filters, Omega and Strahlenturbolenz blocks
Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste Fortaleza
• 1 permanent Myrtha pool, dimensions: 50 x 25 x 3 m deep
• 1 permanent Myrtha pool, designed for diving, dimensions: 25 x 25 m
Esporte Clube Pinheiros in São Paulo
• 1 permanent pool, renovated using RenovAction technology, dimensions: 50 x 25 x 2.10 / 2.30 m deep
Paraolímpico Centro Brasileiro de São Paulo
• 1 Myrtha pool for competitions, dimensions: 50 x 25 x 3 m deep
• 1 Myrtha pool for warm-ups, dimensions: 25 x 12.50 x 2 m deep
• 4 Myrtha pools (all permanent), for hydrotherapy and training of teams
UNIFA Universidade do Força Aérea Brasileira in Rio
• 1 Myrtha pool for competitions, dimensions: 50 x 25 x 2 m deep
UFRJ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janerio
• 1 permanent outdoor pool, renovated using RenovAction technology. Dimensions: 50 x 25 x 3 m deep, Defender filter, filter heads.
Novo Parque Aquatico do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro
• 1 pool renovated using RenovAction technology. Dimensions: 50 x 25 x 2.5 m deep.
Photos de Satiro Sodré / SSPress