Chateau Bleu – Annemasse

In June 2104 the Annemasse swimming center, Chateau Bleu, was re-opened after a consistent refurbishment started in 2011, which included the renovation of the existing pools.
The original pool structure, dated 1970s, has been restructured thanks to Myrtha Pools’ RenovAction technology resulting in a competition swimming pool 50x20m and a leisure pool 25×12.50m. The project was further supplemented with a baby pool 9.5×9.4m, built according to the Myrtha Structural overflow technique.

The 50m swimming pool is fitted with a movable floor and aileron, Myrtha Track-Start starting blocks, lane markings on the floor and targets on the walls.
The 25m leisure pool is divided into different sections and is fitted with lane markings on the floor and targets on the walls, whirlpool inlets and benches and a swan-shaped fountain.
The baby swimming pool has a variable depth between 13 and 36cm, allowing babies to approach water for the first time.

Besides renovating the structure and the pools, the centre has also been named differently.
At the end of 2013, the city of Annemasse launched a competition opened to the public to find a new name for the swimming centre: out of 400 proposals, 7 suggested “Château Bleu”, which was then used. As a reward for the name selection, the seven winners were granted a family yearly subscription to the centre.

[:it]A Giugno 2014 è stato riaperto il centro natatorio di Annemasse, il Chateau Bleu, dopo un intervento di restauro cominciato nel 2011, che ha previsto anche la ristrutturazione delle vasche esistenti, ad opera di Myrtha Pools.

Nella struttura originaria, risalente agli anni Settanta, Myrtha Pools ha ristrutturato grazie alla tecnologia RenovAction una piscina da competizione 50x20m ed una vasca ludica 25×12,50m. E’ stata inoltre aggiunta al progetto una piscina baby 9,5×9,4m, realizzata con tecnologia Myrtha bordo sfioro Structural.

La 50m è dotata di fondo mobile e aileron mobile, blocchi di partenza Myrtha Track-start, strisce segnacorsia sul fondo e target alle pareti.
La ludica da 25m è divisa in più sezioni ed è anch’essa dotata di strisce segnacorsia sul fondo e target alle pareti. Presenta inoltre bocchette idromassaggio, panche idromassaggio e una fontana a cigno.
La piscina baby, di profondità variabile tra i 13-36cm, consente anche ai più piccoli un primo approccio al mondo dell’acqua.

Oltre al rinnovo della struttura e delle vasche, il centro natatorio ha oggi anche un nuovo nome. A fine 2013, la città di Annemasse ha lanciato un concorso aperto a tutti per trovare il nome del nuovo centro acquatico: su circa 400 proposte, 7 portavano il nome “Château Bleu”, che è stato quindi ritenuto il migliore. Come ringraziamento del contributo dato alla scelta del nome, i sette vincitori hanno ricevuto un abbonamento familiare di un anno al centro acquatico.[:en]In June 2104 the Annemasse swimming center, Chateau Bleu, was re-opened after a consistent refurbishment started in 2011, which included the renovation of the existing pools.
The original pool structure, dated 1970s, has been restructured thanks to Myrtha Pools’ RenovAction technology resulting in a competition swimming pool 50x20m and a leisure pool 25×12.50m. The project was further supplemented with a baby pool 9.5×9.4m, built according to the Myrtha Structural overflow technique.

The 50m swimming pool is fitted with a movable floor and aileron, Myrtha Track-Start starting blocks, lane markings on the floor and targets on the walls.
The 25m leisure pool is divided into different sections and is fitted with lane markings on the floor and targets on the walls, whirlpool inlets and benches and a swan-shaped fountain.
The baby swimming pool has a variable depth between 13 and 36cm, allowing babies to approach water for the first time.

Besides renovating the structure and the pools, the centre has also been named differently.
At the end of 2013, the city of Annemasse launched a competition opened to the public to find a new name for the swimming centre: out of 400 proposals, 7 suggested “Château Bleu”, which was then used. As a reward for the name selection, the seven winners were granted a family yearly subscription to the centre.[:]