Wiesental outdoor pool

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The 50-meter pool was and is the decisive factor behind the ongoing success of SV Blau-Weiß Bochum, both in fitness and competitive sports.

The new 50-meter pool was introduced in the summer of 2021. It is used for both competitive and popular sports.

The beautifully situated Wiesental outdoor pool in Bochum is the home of SV Blau-Weiß Bochum, one of the largest swimming clubs in Germany.

The new 50-meter pool was introduced in the summer of 2021. It is used for both competitive and popular sports. Blau-Weiß Bochum has been especially dominant in women’s water polo.

The new pool replaces an outdated liner pool occupying roughly the same space. It was supplied and installed by Myrtha Pools.

The CO2 emissions in the production of a Myrtha pool are significantly reduced.

Myrtha Pools supports the development of swimming by building high quality and sustainable pools. The Wiesental outdoor pool is an excellent example of this.

The new pool consists of stainless steel panels that have been permanently coated with colored rigid PVC and bolted together and sealed on site. Using this modular system, the pool is easy to install and at the same time very robust and durable.

This technology leads to significantly shorter construction times and sharpely reduces the use of heavy machinery. In addition, the CO2 emissions in the production of a Myrtha pool are significantly reduced: by 50% compared to a traditional reinforced concrete pool, and by 30% compared to a welded steel pool.
The modular, stainless steel panel approach enables absolute precision from planning to installation. In addition, the pool can be operated practically maintenance-free for the first 20 to 30 years – another clear advantage over the tiles and joints required for concrete pools.

The 50-meter pool was and is the decisive factor behind the ongoing success of SV Blau-Weiß Bochum, both in fitness and competitive sports.

The Wiesental outdoor pool was first opened in 1950. Originally, only a 25-meter pool was planned and approved, but energetic club members spontaneously built a 50-meter pool instead. That fateful choice turned out to be crucial, as this large pool was and is the decisive factor behind the ongoing success of SV Blau-Weiß Bochum, both in fitness and competitive sports.

The competition pool is the heart of the facility. Since 2013 it has been covered with an inflated dome in winter, and since summer 2021 it has featured the wonderfully updated Myrtha Pools vessel. It is used for both competitive and popular sports.

In addition, the aquatic centre offers a teaching pool, a lawn for sunbathing, a sun terrace that is used as a grandstand during meets, a playground, a beach volleyball field and a small gym and wellness area.
The setting is completed by first-class amenities including changing rooms, and spaces for administration, maintenance and food services.

Myrtha Pools is also a supplier of mega events where ecological sustainability is required – for example the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, in London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2021.

Myrtha Pools was founded in 1961 in Castiglione delle Stiviere on Lake Garda. Today the company supplies and installs more than 1,500 swimming pools per year in 70 countries worldwide.

Myrtha Pools wants to raise public awareness of the importance of sustainable, functional and barrier-free sports facilities. Myrtha pools offer lasting quality throughout their lifecycle – from quick and easy installation to hassle-free disposal. In between there is a long life with almost no maintenance and a high quality of use.

That is why Myrtha Pools is also a supplier of mega events where ecological sustainability is required – for example the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, in London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2021.

Project data

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SV Blau-Weiß Bochum

Pools

Myrtha Pools

Physical address

Freibad Wiesental
Am Wiesengrund 18
D – 44795 Bochum

Opening

2021

Photograph

Björn Boltz
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Johannes Bühlbecker
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