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Neptune-Benson and Myrtha combine to equip 2013 FINA World Championships

Neptune-Benson and Myrtha combine to equip 2013 FINA World Championships
March 13, 2013

Neptune-Benson, the leading manufacturer of commercial aquatic filtration systems, has announced that its award-winning Defender Regenerative Media Filters have been selected for the 2013 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

Once again, the Defender filters will be paired with two removable Myrtha pools - a 50x25x3 metre competition pool and a 50x20x2 metre training pool. Myrtha's stainless steel, panel-constructed pools are 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.

Previously, Myrtha and Neptune-Benson collaborated to convert Omaha Nebraska's 17,000-seat CenturyLink Centre to a world-class aquatic centre for both the 2008 and 2012 US Olympic Swimming Trials. This year, Barcelona's 16,000 seat Palau Sant Jordi indoor sporting arena which was home to the gymnastics, handball and volleyball competitions of the 1992 Summer Olympics, will play host to FINA's World Aquatic Championships.

The event's diving competitions will be held at the Piscina de Montjuïc and waterpolo at the neighboring Piscines Bernat Picornell; both of which will also utilise a combination of Myrtha and Defender systems. The outdoor Piscina de Montjuïc diving complex gained notoriety during the 92 Barcelona games, offering spectacular views of the city's skyline as a backdrop to the event.

Neptune-Benson President Mike Griffin "we are honored to have been selected once again to provide the filters for another premier aquatic event.

"While the efficiency and performance of the Defender filter make it practical for these temporary installations, it's the crystal clear water produced by Defender that delights spectators and swimmers alike. We look forward to this opportunity for Europeans and other International visitors to see the Defender technology in action."

As with previous installations of this type, Defender's compact footprint makes it an ideal complement Myrtha Pools' state-of-the-art aquatic technology; requiring as little as 25% of the mechanical space normally required for a traditional sand filter installation.

This space-efficient design allows Myrtha's engineers to take advantage of room below the pool deck to house the filters instead of adding the expense to create a separate mechanical room. The Defender filter also removes particulate as small as 1 micron, creating 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.

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

For more information on Myrtha Pools technology, click here to visit the Myrtha Pools 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

11th March 2011 - YMCA TO MANAGE NEW SA STATE AQUATIC CENTRE

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


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