In 2020 the Variopool team will begin working in the new brand new Stadsbad in Ostend, Belgium.
The unique selling point of Stadsbad revolves around the combination of sports, accommodation and living at the complex.
The swimming complex consists of four pools. The 50 x 25 metre long competition pool will be equipped with 10 lanes and a grandstand that can accommodate 300 people. The instructional basin is 4.2 metres deep and measures 25 x 10 metres.
The recreation zone consists of two pools: the nursery and toddler pool and the recreation pool for older children. A whirlpool and sauna are also included.
Variopool will provide a complete package throughout these pools. A movable floor of 25 x 17 metres will be installed in the competition pool, which can go up to a water depth of 2.5 metres. In the instruction pool there is also a movable floor of size 25 x 10, and this goes to a depth of 4.2 metres.
Both pools are equipped with a disabled platform and an integrated staircase. In addition, the competition pool will be provided with a cover for the section without a movable floor. A drowning detection system will also be installed as an extra set of eyes for the lifeguard.
Finally, there will be a timekeeping for competitive swimming and water polo which can be projected on a LED screen of 5 x 3 metres.
The construction of Stadsbad Ostend is progressing steadily and is on schedule. The basins will be tiled in the coming months and then Variopool can begin assembly.