Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

15th FINA World Championships make use of Neptune-Benson’s Defender aquatic filtration systems

15th FINA World Championships make use of Neptune-Benson’s Defender aquatic filtration systems
August 10, 2013

In preparation for the just completed 15th FINA World Swimming Championships (held from 20th July to 4th August in Barcelona Spain), Neptune-Benson replaced 18 conventional sand filters with just two Defender Regenerative Media Filters at the aquatic venues.

The initiative substantially reducing the event's environmental impact, reducing water consumption, energy and chemical consumption by more than half.

Home to the gymnastics, handball and volleyball competitions of the 1992 Summer Olympics, Barcelona's 16,000 seat Palau Sant Jordi indoor sporting arena was the host venue for the World Championships.

At the venue, Neptune-Benson Defender® Filters were paired with two Myrtha pools; a 50 x 25 x 3 metre competition pool and a 50 x 20 x 2 metre training pool with the combined flow rate for these pools measuring 1,408 metre3/hour or 6,199 GPM.

Myrtha's stainless steel, panel-constructed pools were not only an ideal solution for this type of temporary installation; but they have also set the standard as the world's fastest pools, making Defender® the perfect complement as the world's finest aquatic filter.

The two companies have teamed up on several occasions in this fashion, converting large capacity indoor arenas into the temporary center of the aquatics universe.

The event's diving competitions were held at the Piscina de Montjuïc and waterpolo at the neighbouring Piscines Bernat Picornell; both of which utilised a combination of Myrtha and Defender systems.

The outdoor Piscina de Montjuïc diving complex gained fame during the 1992 Barcelona games, offering spectacular views of the city's skyline as a backdrop to the event.

For the recent World Championships, the new installation was a retrofit of conventional sand filters.

Requiring just 25% of the mechanical space normally required for a traditional sand filter installation, the two Defender® filters took the place of 18 sand filters with the space efficient design allowing Myrtha's engineers to take advantage of room below deck to house the filters instead of adding the expense to create a separate mechanical room. This is important as these two pools are a permanent installation.

Commenting on the involvement in the World Championships, Neptune-Benson Chief Executive Barry Gertz stated "we were honoured to have been selected to provide the filters for this premier aquatic event.

"Since the Defender filter removes particulate as small as 1 micron, this is the cleanest, healthiest and fastest competition water available anywhere."

Defender provides a number of environmental and economic benefits as well, reducing water consumption by 90% and energy and chemical consumption by 50% and 30% respectively.

Neptune-Benson, a leading manufacturer of commercial pool filtration systems; ETS-UV disinfection systems; and Lawson Aquatics components, were proud suppliers of the 2013 FINA World Aquatics Championships.

The event featured six aquatics disciplines: swimming, water polo, diving, high diving, open water, and synchronised swimming. The event venues were previously used for the 2003 World Aquatics Championships.

Click here to contact Neptune-Benson's Australian representative via their listing in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory. 

8th March 2013 - MYRTHA TO BUILD TWO POOLS FOR 2013 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

18th April 2012 - NEPTUNE-BENSON ANNOUNCES NEW DEFENDER FILTER INSTALLATIONS IN AUSTRALIA

12th September 2012 - NEPTUNE-BENSON EXPANDS WITH UV ACQUISITION: APPOINTS AUSTRALIAN REPRESENTATIVE

19th February 2011 - NEPTUNE-BENSON WELCOMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT-INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 

TICKETSERV

As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Sport / Ticketing

 
 

PAYSMART

Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology

 
 

AUSFIT

Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

GLADSTONE MRM

Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Venues

 
 

Tim Batt Water Solutions

Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Technology / Venues

 
 

Clubware

Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation

 
 

Altitude Training Systems

ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help all athletes gain the competitive edge. Our…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business