Richmond Aquatic Center was constructed in 1996 near the Fraser River in Richmond, BC. The facility’s 57 meter (187 feet) competitive pool has an 5.5 meter (18 foot) dive tank that is 3 meters (10 feet). below the water table. Because of the proximity to the ocean and major river system, the high water table created concern, as the strong hydrostatic pressure would delaminate the pool finish.
Kryton’s Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) was used in the deep end of the pool and has been holding back ground water from the Fraser River, which is directly affected by tidal deltas up to 4.6 meters (15 feet) deep. Where KIM was not used in the pool’s shallow end, leaking occurred in less than two months. Kryton’s joint design system was then used where the original PVC waterstop system failed. To date, the Kryton products have performed as specified.
Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) is a hydrophilic crystalline admixture used to create permanently waterproof concrete.