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.