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Thestar.com: Have pool, will swim at Windsor’s WFCU Centre

Home of the OHL’s Spitfires turned into world-class swimming pool temporarily, thanks to the innovation behind Myrtha pools.

The WFCU Centre, normally home to the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires, has been transformed into a world-class swimming pool where 1,000 athletes from 170 nations are vying for medals at the world short-course championships.

A world-class pool like this one — that costs $1.2 million and can be built just about anywhere in seven days and disappear again in four — is the innovation of Myrtha pools, A&T Europe, an Italian-based company.

This particular pool, all 20,000 pieces, came in shipping containers from Italy. It’s like the granddaddy of all do-it-yourself kits: there are nearly 25,000 nuts and bolts just to hold up the walls of the pool. But with tonnes of stainless steel to work with and complex filtration and electrical systems, it comes with an expert assembly team as well.

“I love it,” said 16-year-old Taylor Ruck, Canada’s first medallist at these championships.

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Have pool, will swim at Windsor’s WFCU Centre

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