Here’s a look at five innovations behind the design that makes this facility truly champion worthy.
1 Fast. The pool is 3 meters deep throughout to
minimize vortex reflection, and the deck is level, with
large-capacity transfer channels incorporated as part of a wet duct
During competition mode, the pool circulation system will ensure
that the water is always maintained at the correct level so
bounce-back from the pool is kept to a minimum, and the pool
remains “fast” throughout the duration of an
2. Clean. A combination of high-quality filtration
with effective circulation and UV sanitation will result in a
chloramine level of less than 0.2 mg/l, excellent water quality for
bathers and — in conjunction with the HVAC system —
comfortable for spectators.
3. Healthy. The water treatment systems
incorporate flocculation using polyaluminum chloride (PAC);
medium-rate filtration on high-quality, single-grade, 1-meter-deep
sand beds; medium-pressure ultraviolet irradiation; heating; and
automatic pH and pre-chlorine residual control. The filtration
system will remove particles down to 1 micron.
4. Versatile. To create maximum versatility for
future use, a traversable boom at one end will allow the pool
length to be accurately set, and a submersible boom with a movable
floor at the opposite end will create a flexible space.
5. Green. Use of VFDs is expected to result in
significant reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Other eco-friendly elements include close control of the chemical
parameters to minimize chemical usage and the reduction of
disinfection byproducts; and the recovery of backwash water. A
specially designed treatment system recovers backwash water, which
is used for toilet flushing throughout the complex.