The International Swimming League Grand Final in Las Vegas later this week will take place in a stunning pool with acrylic wall currently being installed at the Mandalay Bay hotel solely for what promises to be a magical climax to the inaugural ISL season.

The event will feature two 2-metre-deep temporary tanks: a 25 metre x 11 metre warm-up pool and a 25 metre x 21 metre competition pool.

The competition pool will include a 21-metre acrylic wall with a vanishing edge, unlike anything ever seen at an event of this calibre.

The pools are being installed by Myrtha certified installation teams along with local contracting and union support using Myrtha’s unique technology.

Sustainability a key factor

Myrtha’s factory technicians are collaborating to complete the build of the pools in just 10 days. The installation team are working in two shifts to enhance productivity, with a flexibility to best coordinate with all other parties involved to enhance the production of other aspects of the event.

The pool is being built in the arena space at the Mandala Bay, where the hotel usually hosts boxing matches and other grand events. The flexibility of Myrtha’s technology means building a pool above the usual ‘stage’ – causing no disruption to the hotel’s daily activities and no reconstruction of the existing arena.

Myrtha promotes sustainability by being eco-friendly, emitting less than 50% of CO2 emissions than a traditional concrete pool. In addition, the materials being used for this event, have been used at two previous temporary events.

Technical details were modified to accommodate the new acrylic wall feature, but the majority of the structure is being reused. In addition, the pools will then be permanently reinstalled at another location, to completely maximize the use of the Myrtha materials.

The pools feature a skid mounted defender filtration system, which reduces water loss and contributes to the best water quality a pool can have. The pools will also be equipped with Strhalenturbulenz (STZ) inlet system, which optimizes the use of chlorine and pool chemicals because of great circulation in the pool, in turn reducing the amount of chemicals needed to achieve a chemically safe pool.

About the ISL: The International Swimming League is a global professional swimming competition launching in 2019 with teams in both Europe (Italy-based Aqua Centurions, France-based Energy Standard, Hungary-based Iron, and London Roar) and the United States (Cali Condors, DC Trident, LA Current, NY Breakers). The inaugural season will include matches in Indianapolis IN, Naples ITA, Lewisville TX, Budapest HUN, College Park MD, London GBR, and the championship finale at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. The ISL aims to create groundbreaking projects, in both form and content, exploring the full potential of competitive swimming while securing sustainable commercial growth in the sport.
Key Dates:
5-6 October 2019 – IU Natatorium, Indianapolis, USA
12-13 October 2019 – Aquatic Swimming Complex, Naples, Italy
19-20 October 2019 – The LISD Westside Aquatic Center, Lewisville, Texas, USA
26-27 October 2019 – Duna Area, Budapest, Hungary
16-17 November 2019 – Natatorium at the Eppley Recreation Center, Maryland, USA
23-24 November 2019 – London Aquatic Centre, Great Britain
20-21 December 2019 – Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, USA
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