Source: Water Technology Inc.Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (July 22, 2013) - Myrtha Pools (FINA Technical Partner) has teamed with Water Technology, Inc. (WTI) (Aquatic Consultant) for the temporary competition and warm-up/training swimming pools at the 2013 FINA World Aquatic Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

The 10 Lane, 50m x 26m x 2m competition pool will be used for synchronized swimming (July 20-27) and swimming events (July 28 - August 4). The pool is located in the Palau Sant Jordi and it utilizes the exclusive Myrtha technology to provide the fastest possible environment for swimmers that attend this world-class event.

The state-of-the-art Myrtha technology swimming pools have a stainless steel structure, utilize PVC for waterproofing and have ceramic tilling. The water filtration and circulation systems, designed by WTI, are applied to both the competition pool and warm-up/training pool. The 50m x 21m x 2m warm-up/training pool, located outside of the Palau Sant Jordi, is slightly smaller than the competition pool and holds 2.5 million liters of water. Both pools utilize Neptune Benson innovative regenerative media filters to provide exceptional water quality.

FINA World Championships, hosted every two years in between the Summer Olympics, is the World Championships of Aquatic Sports: Swimming, Diving, Open Water Swimming, Synchronized Swimming and Water Polo. It is estimated that the event will draw approximately 2,500 athletes from 180 countries over the two week period.

WTI and Myrtha Pool have together designed and engineered over 30 swimming pools; this is the second world-class championship swimming pool. Most recent projects include Luther College in Decorah, Iowa; Linn-Mar High School in Marion, Iowa (expected completion date August 2013); Windsor Family Aquatic and Library Complex in Windsor, Ontario (August 2013); and Wet n' Wild Waterpark in Sydney, Australia (2014).WTI is the leader in aquatic planning, design and engineering in the industry, including world-class competition facilities, universities, resort destinations and themed waterparks. WTI headquarters is located in Wisconsin with additional offices in Texas, Virginia, Arizona and the United Arab Emirates.

Myrtha Pools is a world leader in swimming pool technology, construction and design. Its exclusive technologies have been used in international competitions including the Olympic Games and World Swimming Championships. Myrtha Pools USA (Sarasota, Florida) is the commercial division of A&T Europe S.p.a, located in Castiglionde d/Stiviere (MN), Italy.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.