The Summer Olympics will be moving forward this year. And as the final lineup is chosen for the U.S. this week, some pool-product vendors are seeing their products being used for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
For the fourth time, Myrtha Pools supplied two temporary vessels -- a competition pool and a warm-up pool -- for the two-week competitions, which end this weekend. It took two weeks to erect the pools in Omaha's CHI Health Center, effectively converting a basketball arena into an aquatics center.
"It’s really good that after so long and after an unusual year, we finally see swimming events starting again. I’m happy that the first big event ... is going to happen in Omaha for the qualifying event for US team for Tokyo Olympics -- and it’s going to be in our Myrtha pool," said Roberto Colletto, CEO of Myrtha Pools in Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy.
To maintain quality of the approximately 900,000 gallons of water, designers employed technologies such as regenerative media filtration, ultraviolet disinfection and demand-based chlorination to maintain the proper chlorine residual despite the perspiration and continuous thrashing of water generated by the elite swimmers. For this task, Roachdale, Ind.-based Spear Corp.,which oversees the pools' piping and mechanical systems, chose the Pulsar Precision calcium hypochlorite feed systems from Sigura. The systems also was used for the U.S. team trials in 2016. For this year's pools, the team incorporated a new feeder design that uses special high capacity erosion (HCE) technology.