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Advanced swimming pool construction technology delivers environmental benefits

Advanced swimming pool construction technology delivers environmental benefits
July 14, 2014

With more than 150 swimming pool projects completed in Australia and New Zealand, Myrtha Pools’ stainless steel swimming pool construction and RenovAction restoration technologies are recognised for their adaptability, durability and aesthetics.

The Italian-based company’s installations in Australia and New Zealand include elite competition pools, community aquatic centres, health clubs and spa pools, institutional pools, and resort pools and waterparks (the most recent being all larger pools and water retaining structures at Wet'n'Wild Sydney).

Construction is based on a patented pre-engineered modular system, using laminated stainless steel panels and buttress systems, to attain perfect waterproofing while providing alternatives to the many limitations of traditional reinforced concrete structures and ordinary prefabricated swimming pools.

The specification of stainless steel used in Myrtha pools, guarantees the long life of the structure regardless of ground or tectonic stability or the presence of highly aggressive soils and/or high water-tables. Stainless steel ensures maximum resistance and sturdiness of the panels, buttresses and all the other elements that form the structure of the swimming pool.

Sturdy yet light, Myrtha forms are also easily adaptable to difficult environments such as high rise buildings and in small inaccessible spaces.

Perfect waterproofing is ensured by the unique process of bonding PVC to the Myrtha stainless steel panels wherein a hard PVC membrane is hot laminated to the steel in the manufacturing process. Tiles, mosaics and a range of specialist finishes can then be combined with the pool structure to personalise each and every pool according to their specific needs.

Myrtha Pools’ flexibility also extends to sustainability. With governments and operators around the world looking to reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions and water consumption, the ‘carbon footprint’ of Myrtha technology is significantly lower than a traditional pool made with concrete and tiles. With the cost of water rising, the water-tight characteristics of a Myrtha Pool are very different to that of a concrete pool as there is no need for control joints in the concrete floor or caulking of expansion joints. Myrtha Pools’ wall and gutter system is sealed with a specially shaped profile that is liquid PVC welded in place, coupled with a sealing bandage system under the tiles and in the overflow gutters.

In order to reinforce its technical edge, Myrtha Pools commissioned Australian-based engineering company ACOR Consultants to accurately assess how the Myrtha System compares to conventional pool installation techniques in regards to total energy exhausted.

Assessment of the different components that went into the calculation included raw materials, manufacturing, transportation, installation, operation and maintenance, showed that the Myrtha pool system utilises 50% less energy over its lifecycle than a pool constructed by conventional concrete and tile techniques.

In addition, given that Myrtha Pools are installed around the world, assessment of the technology by the United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification system has shown that Myrtha Pool’s can significantly contribute to new aquatic facilities receiving recognition as ‘Platinum Certified Projects’.

For more information contact Greg Clarke, Myrtha Australia representative on mobile 0419 855 058, E: greg.clarke@myrthapools.com

In New Zealand contact Lance Jacobs of Jacobs Construction on 027 444 6296, E: lg-jacobs@xtra.co.nz.

For more information on Myrtha Pools technology, click here to visit the Myrtha Pools listing in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Image shows the roof top installation of a Myrtha Pool at the Tauren Spa Kaprun, Austria.

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