The latest news for pool and spa professionals

Our presence at the SCP Pool UK National SHOWCASE, which took place on February 18 - 20 at the Mercury Hotel in Gatwick, gave us the opportunity to carry out an interview with Dave COOK - vice-president of POOL CORP. He explained to us how he aims to develop SCP UK through the group’s other...
Request the new 2010 edition of the DVD “Architecture, Design & Technology”, a customized Castiglione pool for you. It will guide you through all the basic options you will need to choose before or during the purchasing process.
Slovenian manufacturer of fiberglass filters Technol has published in February the new website in 6 languages. Last year Technol celebrated 20years of work and despite the global financial crisis 2009 was a successful year, proving that quality products are less subject to price pressures and...
Ian PRATT, who was the Sales & Marketing Manager of SCP UK since its establishment in 1999 following the buyback of NORCAL and SWIMMING POOL WAREHOUSE companies, has been officially nominated the Regional Manager of SCP UK by Sylvia MONFORT.
The British company Splash Spas UK Ltd has just launched www.splashspastrade.co.uk, Europe’s only dedicated online ordering system offering an alternate way to procure chemical, accessories and consumables by the trade. It provides a one stop shop for spa retailers to
SPATEX 2010, the British pool, spa and lifestyle show, will be held on Saturday 6- 8 February 2010 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole in Brighton, United Kingdom. It will feature, among others, the all new pool operators centre, ‘Pool & Spa Buyers Guide to Everything’ walkway and 7 new workshop...
Marquis Spas is recognizing its top hot tub distributors and dealers, as well as top individual sales people. The portable spas manufacturer honors its large domestic and international distributor and dealer base once a year. "Our dealers and distributors are a vital link to our consumers,” said
In fact, its Manager, Philippe Perrot, has confirmed that now he wants to exploit the potential of swimming pool structures’ kit completely. This kit was developed during the last few years and enlarges its distribution network, especially in Europe.
The Pentair Incentive Program (PIP) “PATH TO PARADISE” recognizes and rewards our top-performing dealers. The rewards consist of a trip to the ultra-chic Marquis Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, LCD televisions and other electronic devices, GPS systems, sports equipment and so much more. This...
On Jan 18th David Jackson, Hydropool’s President and CEO, and Stephane Barralis, purchased Hydropool our financial partners. This was posted to our web site dealer news on Jan 19th and communicated verbally to most of our customers and suppliers.
and discover our last Special UK 2010 issue of EuroSpaPoolNews...
We have decided this year 2010 to increase even more the communication with swimming pool professionals, in particular in France, Spain and England... In the UK, we are anticipating a particularly good impact, thanks to a new local partner joining the already strong Proteus UK team.
AstralPool's wellness division was responsible for designing and equipping the balneotherapy area of the Banyan Tree Costa Navarino hotel that is currently being built in Greece and whose opening has been planned for 2012. Located in the Peloponnese region, to the southwest of the country, it will
SCP Pool Portugal is preparing its 1st event in the beginning of 2010 season. A National Show that will take place in Lisbon on 4 February and will bring together several partner suppliers of SCP.
16.000 sq.mt of exposition area forms the largest event in Italy dedicated to the sector of swimming pools and spas: ForumPiscine is set to take place the 25th to the of 27th February next to the “Fiera di Bologna”.
Teuco’s 640 Seaside Hydrospa recently won a Product Innovation Award at the Designer magazine’s Design Awards, hosted at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
January 2010 onwards the Association of Italian swimming pool manufacturers, ASSOPISCINE, will chair the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations – EUSA.
Spatex 2010 – the UK’s Pool, Spa & Lifestyle show to be held in Brighton Saturday 6 to Monday 8 February – looks to be flying in the face of the UK’s economic woes. The organisers report an “unprecedented” number of new exhibitors, with around one third of the show’s 100-plus bookings...
Since its introduction into the UK market Ocea has been honoured with a loyal customer base. In order to ensure that it provides the highest level of service it possibly can, the company is proud to announce it has invested in a new UK sales and storage facility, fully manned with an Ocea UK Sales...
SPATEX 2010 : programme of workshops and demonstrations. Organised by the ISPE on behalf of SPATEX Ltd. (All sessions are 20 minutes unless otherwise stated.)
Our European platform www.eurospapoolnews.com has registered record visitors in October 2009. With more than 120 000 pages seen in the month of October, EuroSpaPoolNews.com registered the highest number of pages visited in a month since the creation of this magazine.
On 31st October, aquanale - the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience, came to an end after four days of overall positive results in Cologne. Held in conjunction with FSB - the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities, aquanale was visited
Hanley Wood Exhibitions has announced the rebranding of its online networking and marketing system, CONNECT. Formerly associated with each of its events, the new version is now called HanleywoodCONNECT. “Rebranding HanleywoodCONNECT allows us to align this product across all our events, as one of...
Pool, spa and backyard professionals seeking the most up-to-date show information have more options than ever with the additions of pages on social media sites Facebook, Twitter ad LinkedIn. Attendees, exhibitors, speakers, press, vendors and other industry colleagues are encouraged to become
RiminiFiera: the huge international exhibiting platform dedicated to outdoor products and sun-shadings closed on Saturday, October 10 sending a very strong message of recovery to the attending institutions, companies, operators, associations, and media.
EuroSpaPoolNews.com just published 3 special issues for Spain, Germany and Italy, 3 magazines you can view as pdf file :
USSPA, Czech producer of spas and Swim Spas, that has entered the spanish market this year with its own subcompany USSPA HISPANIA S.L.U., participated successfully at the prestigious international swimming pool fair Salon Piscina, which took place in Barcelona in October 20th – 23rd, 2009.
The swimming pools and Spa exhibition will take place the 25th to the 27th of February 2010 at the “Fiera di Bologna”, which is set to host the largest Italian exhibition of technology, design, pool creation and management, public and private, thermarium and spas.
ALBION Group a.s., producer of swimming pools and pool covers, has decided to extend it‘s business activities by establishing a new division focused on sales of BRILIX products, a complete range of pool accessories. This range benefits the company’s 20 years experience in production and quality...
Barr & Wray (or B+W, as they are known), the Scotland-based specialist in fluid handling, filtration and water treatment, has moved to brand-new purpose-built premises in Hillington, Glasgow.
Christian and Jacqueline Bléry established UWE France in Meung/Loire in the end of 1975. Christian, who handled the marketing side, and his wife Jacqueline, who was responsible for the administrative side, will retire 34 years after setting-up and consolidating the brand and UWE products (34 000...
Following 2 years of restructuring for MGI (2007 & 2008), 2009 has been the year of relaunching, with several significant events taking place for the company: A change of investors, with Maytronics taking over as majority shareholder, changes at senior management level
In order to strengthen its financial capacity, a company reordering has recently been done in BOMBAS PSH. A new investor with Spanish capital and family management has entered and subscribed 100% of the capital of PSH 2010, SLU, the new company which will continue with the activity of the former...
Taking place just prior to the 2009 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in Las Vegas, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals® (APSP) will offer two advanced educational programs designed especially for pool/spa builders and service company professionals. Making up the APSP Career...
During the last 15 years Praher/Peraqua has been very successful on the Middle East market. To offer better delivery service and technical support to its clients, the company opened a new office in Sharjah (Dubai) in March 2009.
See you at Aquanale — the International Trade fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience — which will take place 28th to 31st October 2009 in Cologne ! This year Aquanale is the only international swimming pool and sauna trade fair in Germany.
Pentair Water Pool has announced its new logistics platform is fully operational. As part of the reorganization put in place during the last years, the company has invested in a new and more modern logistic centre to improve its logistics.
The BSV, Idegis, Monarch Pool Systems, Natural Chlor and Zodiac Pool Ibérica companies have founded the Association of Salt Electrolyser Manufacturers (AFESE) in Spain.
In order to answer the continuous interest in its products, the Italian company Pool’s decided to strengthen its staff with the nomination of Tommaso Casalgrandi as Export Area Manager for Europe and North Africa. This evolution in its organization allows Pool’s, already present in many...
Come and meet the EuroSpaPoolNews.com team at the Barcelona International Swimming Pool and Spa Exhibition - Hall 3 Booth G768 – 20 to 23 October.
The 6th annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC™) kicks off in less than a month. This must-attend event features 2 keynote presentations, 6 educational tracks, 47 seminars and roundtables, in 2 days. Can't attend in person? We bring the conference to your own computer! Sign up for...
The swimming-pools and wellness market in Romania has developed considerably during last few years. Several companies who are active in the field of designing, construction, installation and maintenance of swimming pools, saunas, spas as well as sale of swimming pool equipments and accessories have...
The swimming pool and wellness sector continues to be dynamic, despite the current economic climate and this will be reflected in the coming Piscina BCN show which, the 20th to the 23rd of October, will showcase new trends and products 480 companies, over 60% of them foreign, 34 countries
The IMMERSTAR immersion detection alarm, developed and manufactured by French Company ACIS, has just been certified compliant to the new French standard NF P90-307-1 April 2009 (to be implemented by April 15, 2009) by the LNE (National Tests Laboratory). It is currently the only alarm on the...
the 15th April 2009, the new French standard NF P 90-307-1 applies to pool alarms for the immersion and perimetric detection by optical beams. These systems, characterized in this new standard, are used, among others, in the framework of the obligations prescribed by the 3 January 2003 law
Aqualie 2009 will bring110 French and international exhibitors together for its 3rd event. The show takes place on 1 and 2 December, 2009 at the Parc Floral in Paris, and will present a complete panorama of products on the market: design and running of aquatic and well-being centres, construction,
The Florim italian company presents the ORGANIZER at the offices of Fiorano Modenese. The exhibition area has a space called Organizer and a showroom dedicated to the Floor Gres, Rex and Cerim brand names.
A beautiful summer, which has been extended for the month of September, favours the requests for quotation for constructing swimming-pools. The professionals' stocks of equipments and products have been reduced. Enterprises have regained confidence.
Sun, 27th International Exhibition of Outdoor Products, design, furniture and accessories will be held in Rimini 8 to 10 October 2009. Like every year a pavilion (C1) is dedicated to the world of pool and spa. Among the exhibitors can be found A. di Arcobaleno, Artesian Spas, Castiglione Relax...
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Sales for 1 January - 30 June reach 320 million and EBITDA 37.9 million. In line with the company's forecast, sales during the second quarter were much improved compared to those of the first, reaching 196.6 million Euros, 14.7% less than in 2008.
now on, Special Water B.V., the manufacturer of AquaFinesse products, is ISO 9001:2008 certified. This quality standard is recognized all over the world. The guarantee of quality is one of the priorities of the company, next to that an excellent service.
The International Swimming Pool Show, Piscina Barcelona, is approaching its next edition with very good prospects. With three months to go before the show is held, the 20th to the 23rd of October, 400 companies–62% of them foreign – have confirmed their participation, which reinforces
We are pleased to inform you that the Ist Iberoamerican Trade Fair for Sporting and Recreational Facilities will be held the 19th to the 22nd of October next, as part of the International BCN Swimming Pool Trade Fair. The very first edition of this event marks an exceptional opportunity for experts...
Italian company CEMI will this year, and for the next two years, become an institutional sponsor of Udinese Calcio, the well-known Italian football club. A leading enterprise in the pools and spas industry, CEMI has decided to forge links with the sports world, and in particular Italian sporting
The Genesis 3 Design Group, one of the industry's most-respected experts in watershape design and construction, will hold four Design Schools in conjunction with the 2009 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. The Genesis 3 Design Schools allow attendees to choose one a ion of four
“Energy Efficiency and Sustainability”, “Safety and Technology” along with “Spa & Wellness” are the three key themes at the 3rd Cologne Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum. In addition, a fourth area, the “40 Years of Stainless Steel Pools” special theme, will be focusing on the...
Like every year, the General Body Meeting of IPC team, the European association of telescopic swimming-pool and spa shelter manufacturers and suppliers, took place this year.
The 2009 Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo has unveiled an all-new, redesigned website that offers a bold new look, simplified navigation and improved usability that will help users access information more quickly and easily.
Terrapin Communications, Inc., maker of Safety Turtle, a personal wireless immersion alarm designed to protect young children, seniors, disabled persons and pets drowning, has announced that its product has been adopted by YMCA and other aquatic facilities to automatically alert the front desk of
The Italian firm A. Di Arcobaleno has fitted the heated "G. Nannini" pool by Lungarno Moro in Bellariva (Florence) with a telescopic cover using the new high performance ENERGY PLUS profiles. This is an innovative system, with a 240 mm profile, which allows the manufacture of covers more than 30...
Premium Leisure LLC, has announced in April 2009 it had acquired a substantial portion of the assets and intellectual property of Tampa, Florida-based Living Water Products/Tatum Manufacturing Inc. via a purchase agreement with Jack Layfield of Grimsby, Ontario, Canada-based Sunrise Spas.
Despite the current economic climate, the swimming pool sector continues to be dynamic in Spain where between 20,000 and 25,000 units are expected to be built in 2009, according to data the professional associations ASOFAP and ATEP. A market study compiled by Market AAD for Piscina BCN and the
Premium Leisure LLC, today announced it has reached an agreement with 5-time Ironman champion Heather GOLLNICK to be the spokeswoman for its new swim spa, the Swimmer’s Edge 18, as well as new swim spas that she will help design. In addition, Premium Leisure will be the exclusive, official swim...
Hanley Wood, one of the 10 largest B-to-B media companies in the United States, named Rick McConnell President of Hanley Wood Exhibitions and Shawn Pierce Senior Vice President. Hanley Wood Exhibitions produces 12 tradeshows, four of which are on the 2009 Tradeshow Week 200.
Fluidra, a Spanish group specialising in the development of applications for the sustainable use of water, has appointed two new managers within the Marketing function. Marc PEREZ has joined the company as new Marketing Manager for the South Western Europe Division and for Fluidra's Pool business
SOLAR-RIPP Modul has been nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2010, the country‘s highest distinction in the field of design. It is known as the “Prize of Prizes”. The reason: no other design award sets such strict criteria on entries.
SUN, the International Exhibition of Outdoor Products, is the international show dedicated to professionals in the outdoor sector. It will take place on October 8-10 at the Rimini fair trade in Italy. A privileged business platform and a unique and outstanding observatory for the whole outdoor...
SUN, the 26th International Exhibition of Outdoor Products. Design Furnishing, Accessories will take place on October 16-19, 2008 at the Rimini Expo Center. In this occasion, EuroSpaPoolnews will publish a Special Italy edition of “LE JUSTE LIEN”.
We were pleased to know that after almost 1 year of "retirement" the profession Jean-Michel RENARD has returned as the CEC Director in FIJA Group. We are sure that his experience will be a strong base for the development of this company.
This year the Italian company FITT® is celebrating its fortieth anniversary. In 1969, Rinaldo MEZZALIRA inaugurated the Viplast company that went on to become FITT®.
On 4th March, Magiline inaugurated its new industrial production site in Torvilliers. An area of 18 000 m² dedicated to manufacturing safety covers as well as liners, tarpaulins and covers for swimming-pools.
The leading European spa producer, the Czech family-owned company USSPA, opened its first foreign branch – sub company USSPA Hispania on May 29, 2009.
In June 2007, IPC Team inaugurated the biggest centre for exhibiting telescopic shelters for swimming pools and spas and giving demonstrations of these shelters. It is located along A 12 highway in Londerzeel between Anvers and Brussels.
As plans for SPATEX 2010 get underway, the Organisers have officially confirmed the dates for the 2010 show. The exhibition for professionals in the pool, spa and sauna industry will take place 6-8 February 2010 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Exhibition Centre, Brighton, UK.
French company Diffazur Piscines has just won a new award at the prestigious American competition held by the APSP (The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals). This brings the total number of awards to date to over 130. N° 1 in France and Europe, Diffazur regularly stands
Last January, French company ACIS acquired the counter-current unit manufacturing business CG Promostar (including pumps, parts to seal, frontage and accessories) for the JETVAG brand and some own brand products, as well as the NORYSTAR suppressors.
It was a grand affair when German company Speck Pumpen celebrated its 100 year jubilee on 9 May earlier this year. 1,600 guests gathered at the Frankenhalle in Nuremberg to celebrate with the Speck family and those close to the company, which included guests as far as South Africa, America and...
LE JUSTE LIEN N°14 Spring Edition has just been published in French and English. Sent to more than 8 000 professionals in France and throughout the world, it covers news and new products of Swimming pool and spa professionals.
With AQUAcouleur you can temporarily colour the water in your pool or spa. Shortly after a correct application of the product, the water will colour completely. Depending on the chlorine/bromine level in the pool, the colour will remain for up to 6 hours after adding the dye to the water. It is,...
Following an assessment, BIO-UV has been ed to provide all public swimming pools (a total of 7 establishments) managed by Geneva in Switzerland with equipment containing medium-pressure lamps. Benoît Gilmann, CEO of BIO-UV, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by the city of Geneva. With...
The UHE (Ulusal Havuz Enstitüsü) - the Swimming Pool Professionals Association in Turkey - was founded on 20 April 1995. Its mission is, among others, to protect the swimming pool sector and environment against environmental pollution and the increasing tourism sector’s effects.
For the past 3 years, public swimming-pool and wellness centre suppliers have had their own exhibition: Aqualie. Drawing on the expertise of the team in charge of the world swimming-pool exhibition held in Lyon (for the 14th time in 2008), Aqualie 2009 will be the third event of its kind to be held...
Launched last year, the ive distribution network of the SpaFrance brand – a separate entity to Procopi – is based on a simple concept: to give those of its clients who wish to sell spas access to a specific range and a comprehensive marketing environment.
Since 17th February 2009, Bruno Bailly has been buying out French company Hydroswim International, of which he was the CEO. The new organisation is called MMC, the former name of Hydroswim. It was a fairly natural choice of name, the idea being to improve the understanding of the company's...
In the future water, warmth and light will form an even stronger symbiosis in Koelnmesse's trade fair portfolio. This is because Aquanale — the International Trade fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience — which will take place 28th to 31st October 2009 in Cologne, will this year for the first time...
The first Freestyle Day took place on 10th and 11th March 2009 at SCP Italy in San Bernardo d’Ivrea (TO). The event which was for Authorized Freestyle Retailers only, represented an important opportunity to present the main characteristics of the innovative construction system of insulated
The National Swimming Pool Association offers pool professionals to attend seminars with leaders who anticipate trends, understand emerging issues, and identify opportunities. Keynote speakers present at this event include: Lonnie J. KING, DVM, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The company Océazur has been a specialist in the maintenance and renovation of swimming pools for many years. Its widespread network of affiliated members provides extensive coverage throughout France. For a reasonable and flexible joining fee (school-leavers pay less), the company offers new...
After more than half a year of reconstruction, a new and expanded showroom for spas created by USSPA, the first Czech spa producer, was reopened. The showroom is located in the company’s headquarters in Dolní Dobrouč, right in the factory, where the models are produced but also designed and...
October 20 to 23 of 2009, Piscina BCN opens itself to the world of sports and recreational facilities, both public and private. It is an initiative that will serve as a meeting point for professionals in the sector. In Barcelona, a city that stands for sports worldwide.
Monmouthshire-based Oyster Pools and Leisure carried off the Peter Geekie award for retail excellence at the recent annual SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association) awards, presented during the Spatex trade show in Brighton in February.
The company OCEDIS, run by President Claude HARDY, has just subscribed to an increase in capital of EURO 1,900,000, bringing its current capital to EURO 2,050,000. The company’s financial structure is now in line with its turnover, which has been steadily increasing since the foundation of the...
In timing with the new 2009 season, International Caratti is having a revamp, starting with its new logo: new graphics, new font and new colours that accurately reflect the further drive and passion of the company. Forty years of uninterrupted business activity in Europe in the pool sector have
Procopi launches an idea as effective as original: to make available personalized marketing campaigns to its customers, allowing them to exploit their commercial database. The principle is very simple...
Last March, the Latham International group - which owns the brands Pacific Pools, Fort Wayne Pools, Kafko, Triac, Coverstar and Viking Pools – was visited at its head office in Latham (close to Albany, state of New York) by Sirs Jean Louis Albouy and Benoît Rivière...
After being successful at the Lyon show and the Vegas show last November, the Covana Cover is one of the main innovations for 2009. The increasing success in North-America has driven its manufacturer to offer this product to Europe with the last generation model including exclusive new features.
One of the largest association of manufacturers and traders of swimming pool and spa enclosures welcomed a new director.
EMOTION SPA Magazine N°13 Spring edition, bilingual French/English, has been issued. 112 pages devoted to the international actuality of Spa and the Wellbeing.