The latest news for pool and spa professionals

This year SCP received in its Road Show about 300 people, including suppliers and customers, to some in Lisbon on 1st March and to others in Porto, on 3rd March.  
The boards of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) met last week and agreed in principle to merge the two organizations. Both boards believe that the merge will better support the present and future needs of the aquatics industry.
Myrtha Pools has been entrusted with the mission of building 17 pools designed to accommodate aquatic events at the Rio Olympics this year.  Additionally, the company is currently constructing three more temporary 25-meter pools, earmarked for training at the "Parque dos Atletas".  
Put away your cardboard display stands! This POS tool takes you to the very heart of the product. Our journalist tried it out. Impressive! Just imagine it: a customer expresses an interest in heat pumps. You hand them a small headset, they put it on and….they’re off on an extraordinary voyage...
On February 26th, SCP Germany welcomed 80 customers for their SCP Academy which was held at the historical "Schieβhaus" hall in Weimar. On this occasion, the 80 participants from 50 different Companies have discovered the products of the exhibiting Partner Vendors for the new season.  
The world’s largest manufacturer of hot tubs and maker of Endless Pools® aquatic fitness products, Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, has rebranded itself as Watkins Wellness, with a new logo and tagline, “Feel Good. Live Well.” The Watkins Wellness mission is to deliver wellness solutions...
The 27th edition of the Piscine GLOBAL exhibition is announced from 15 to 18 November 2016, at Lyon Eurexpo and expects the presence of nearly 600 exhibitors and 18 000 visitors! Joint interview of Noemi Petit, Director of this global event for the profession, and Gilles Mouchiroud, President of...
Once again during the last week of January, the Pool & Spa Industry descended on Atlantic City for the Annual Pool & Spa Show.  This year marked the 35th Anniversary of the Show. Attendees took part in the multi-day education conference and hit the Show Floor to visit with over 400 exhibitors...
A familiar face is joining Certikin’s mobile sales executive team, which plays an important role in enhancing and supporting links with the company’s office based teams in Oxfordshire and Certikin North in Leeds. Customers in the South West, Wales and the Channel Islands will shortly see...
The only Swimming pool and spa tradeshow in the Asian region will take place on 5th and 6th October 2016 in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands. This exhibition is part of the Piscine OPEN Network including 4 pool and spa international and professional key appointments. 
It is with pleasure that Pollet Pool Group announces its takeover of the Dutch company, Aquadeck. Since 1999, Aquadeck has been manufacturing its own slatted pool covers, made with the greatest care. Its use of high quality materials and their many potential applications, have gradually made its...
The UK Pool & Spa Expo team are excited to introduce you to the re-branded Hot Tub Living Expo in 2016 on 24th & 25th October. The UK event for the world of wet leisure.
The 14th annual National Drowning Prevention Alliance Educational Conference in Phoenix/Mesa March 29 - April 1, 2016 is a unique opportunity for organizations and individuals interested in drowning prevention to come together.
With 22,000 players and pool industry visitors, Piscine OPEN is the largest global network dedicated to the swimming pool market. It is the result of four years of preparation and the creation of the GL Events Exhibitions teams, who organise, in particular, Piscine Global in Lyon.
More then 100 VIP clients from 15 countries took part in February 2016 on this unique pool industry event at the Peraqua Austria headoffice. Smart Poolcontrol Systems, Seminars, Networking, Communication, Marketing Support, Factory visit and Entertainment were main topics of this event.
Fluidra's most important General Sales Meeting took place between 26 and 30 January 2016 in Sitges (Barcelona). More than 400 of the pool multinational's sales managers and reps from all over the world were given presentations and technical training over the four days. Fluidra's Marketing...
SPATEX’s independent registration company has reported that visitor numbers were up a staggering 28 per cent on 2015, with a significant proportion drawn from the commercial sector. 
Aquatherm Egypt Pool exhibition will take place from 24 till 26 March 2016 at the Cairo International Convention Centre (CICC), in Nasr City. The show expect to attract roughly 100 exhibitors and 10 000 visitors from Egypt, Middle East and Africa, especially from Libya and Sudan.
A conference of Swim Safe retailers will be held on 3rd March, under the sign of positive change that the company has experienced in recent years.   It is not by chance that this day was chosen, because this date is synonymous with optimism. The agenda of the conference will focus mainly on...
The company EGT Aqua, which is part of the EGT Partners Group, has transferred its wooden pool and accessories commercialisation division to Gré, a subsidiary of the Fluidra Group.
The Australasian pool & spa trade show is returning to the Gold Coast on 17 to 18th August 2016. After a decade at Jupiters, SPLASH! is moving across the road to the Gold Coast Convention Centre. It will also be co-located with the International Swim Disability Conference, hosted by Swim...
POOL EXPO 2016 is announced to be held in Istanbul Expo Center on 4-7 May 2016, organized by Hannover Messe Sodeks Fuarcilik A.Ş. The event will gather 55 exhibitors of the Pool, Spa, Sauna Equipment and Accessories sectors in a total of 2.769 sqm stand area.
Winners of the 2016 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards have been revealed at the industry gala evening, held during SPATEX at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (31st January 2016). Rebranded in 2015, the first SPATA award recipients were in 1978 and the first BISHTA awards were won in 2008.  
Alex Kemsley, the incoming BSPF President, gives his view on his forthcoming year in office. Taking on the role of BSPF President is a great honour, given the existing work commitments that I already have as Chairman of BISHTA and also a PIP Committee member.
EUSA, The European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations, was established in 2003 and its articles filed in 2006. To date, the Association brings together 13 national professional pool associations based in 13 European countries (*see list at the end of this article).
In 2016, the 7th Piscine Expo Maroc exhibition will be held from 2nd to 5th March 2016 in Casablanca. Receiving professional pool and spa visitors from a dozen countries of Europe and Africa, this exhibition confirms its success with a steady increase of local and foreign visitors.
“Yes, after a year of planning, the milestone 20th anniversary SPATEX 2016 is here! And what a Show we’ve lined up for you! We’ve come a long way in our 20-year history and we would like all of our many and much-valued exhibitors and visitors, national and international, to join us in...
Peraqua, leading austrian producer of technical pool products since more then 45 year is now already offering its new Peraqua pricelist & technical data 2016 to the global pool & water treatment industry.  
For many years the wet leisure industry in the UK operated without the benefit of any overall market information. Other industry sectors had surveys and market research that allowed them to see developing trends and growth areas and react accordingly.  
Darlly Europe has announced its 3rd year of price freezes – rewarding its customer in helping another year of growth, which will be the 4th consecutive year of outstanding growth.2015 realised yet another growth of 40% in sales of Pool and Spa filter in Europe.  
The third EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations) awards took place at the Piscina & Wellness exhibition held in Barcelona, Spain, on 14 October, announcing 14 winners across 5 countries. In 2015, 79 projects from 8 countries were submitted to compete. 
The 32nd European Water Polo Championships will take place from January 10th to 23rd in Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia and place of culture, inspiration, sports and festivals. The long-awaited competitions will be held in the Kombank Arena, the largest indoor arena in the city which offers...
Several issues of Le JUSTE LIEN, including a brand new edition, await you in early 2016 to provide you with regular information on the Pool and Spa industry, and also to enable you to communicate effectively and in a targeted manner…
SPATEX 2016 will open at the end of January at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. With well over 120 companies now participating, the 20th anniversary edition is promising to be successful.
Expert in the production of liners and pool covers, LINOV specializes in solutions and services and is becoming a benchmark for the most demanding professionals in the sector. Its modern industrial plant, with the latest equipment and highly specialized team, allows the brand to demonstrate its...
The thirteenth annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC), will be held October 19-21, 2016, at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
They came from 15 countries in Europe, the US, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, the invitees to the inauguration of the new factory of the Hungarian spa manufacturer, on 3rd and 4th December.
On 1 January 2016, Joan Planes Vila will step down as Chairman of Fluidra’s Board of Directors and will become the company’s Honorary Chairman. Joan Planes founded the Fluidra group’s first company, “Astral Construcciones Metálicas”, in Barcelona in 1969 together with three partners...
SCP Europe celebrates its odyssey to success and announces it has topped the 100 million euros mark, during the 3rd Sales Conference & Vendor Showcase SCP Europe, which took place from 16 to 18 November, in Baveno, Italy.
The oceanirium Afrykarium in Wroclaw has now been they are according working at full scale for aproximately one year. To construct the building, a total volume of 36,000 m3 of concrete and 4,800 t of steel was used, and 100,000 m3 of earth had to be removed.
The 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championships took place in Netanya the popular resort city – known as the Riviera of Israel from 2–6 December. The 12.5x50m cement training pool that used by the swimmers in this European Championships is lined with PROFLEX by Haogenplast PVC...
The second well-being seminar of SCP France, which took place in Rodez (12) from 29th September to 1st October, was held in the magnificent surroundings of the Hostellerie de Fontanges.  Just as in 2013, this chateau dating back to the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, was entirely...
Anti Wave is proud to announce that local production of their world renowned range of aquatic sports and pool deck equipment has now begun in the Middle East. The new Anti Wave Middle East facility is located in the Jebel Ali Port town, 35 kilometres of the city of Dubai. This location is well...
The Canadian manufacturer of Hydropool spas is strengthening its position in Europe, year after year, as a leader in the spa and swim spa market. Today, with a Spanish market that is gradually recovering, the company is seeking to combine forces with its traditional local representative, loyal for...
As a major player in pool and spa equipment, Pentair has a strong commitment to developing and supplying the most environmentally friendly products possible. The Eco-Select™ brand is the cornerstone of this green programme with the twin goal of having a low impact both on the environment and on...
The UK’s largest dedicated wet leisure Show, SPATEX 2016 is sold out two months in advance. The 20 st  anniversary edition of this pool, spa and wellness show will take place at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall of the Coventry’s Ricoh Arena from Sunday January 31st to Tuesday February 2nd.
Although the Spanish exhibition had gone through some difficult times, it seems that this 12th edition, held from 13th to 16th October, has helped make these bad memories a thing of the past. 
The French company from Montrond-les-Bains - specializing in the domain of thermoforming, moulding of plastic and composite materials – has changed its name and offers a new range of indoor and outdoor stepladders for in-ground pools, equipment rooms, wall-flow filters, trampolines, slides, foot...
After 6 years of consecutive and continuing growth Darlly Europe has outgrown its UK warehouse and office facility. “In order to sustain their required stock levels of 50,000 filters and to ensure their excellence in customer service is maintained; this move was fundamental to our growth...
Pentair’s IntelliFlo variable-speed pump, which can cut energy bills by as much as 90% compared with conventional single-speed pumps, has proved its worth for 10 years. 
The Maytronics Board of Directors named Mr. Eyal Tryber the new CEO of Maytronics, replacing Mr. Yuval Beeri. The change became eective in September 2015.
The various divisions that make up the company Flexinox s.a. are to be congratulated, for this year, 2015, Flexinox is celebrating the 50 years of the creation of the company. During the voyage through these fifty years, the company has evolved through the creation of new product ranges, as well...
This summer, SCP Europe, SCP Italy and their Croatian partner since more than 10 years, E-Grupa / Eurostil, invited more than 100 customers and officials for an opening day.
HEATSAVR liquid pool cover has helped Deer Park Golf and Country Club in West Lothian, Scotland achieve a 25% reduction in gas and electricity usage in their swimming pool following its installation in August 2013.
Anti Wave equipment was first used at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972, and has been used in many top level competitions since such including the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the 2012 FINA Swimming World Cup Beijing, and the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The company can rely on a long experience with...
Wellis Brand lived turning points every 5 years. At the beginning of the 2000s, the company was launched as a family business with 5 employees. At that time, only a range of imported wellness products was distributed. The owner started distributing own brand products nationwide in 2005, with...
Armed with the experience gained from the creation of APF, Bruno RELMONT, with his wife Cecyl, is set to storm the Benelux market! Wishing to develop the business in this region, for which Bruno was already the key account manager, this dynamic couple has set up shop in the city of Saintes...
UK Pool & Spa expo invites visitors to come and witness the latest innovations in the pool/spa industry in order to pamper themselves at home during the long winter months. The exhibition will be held at the NEC of Birmingham from 22 to 24 November 2015.
After a first phase that ended on 5th September with the first series of votes, iPool2015, the 1st International Pool Competition on the internet, organized by EuroSpaPoolNews.com, chose its top winner! Fourteen countries were in the running this year: Australia, the Czech Republic, Italy, France,...
EUSA, The European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations, was established in 2003 and its articles filed in 2006. To date, the Association brings together 13 national professional pool associations based in 13 European countries (* see list at the end of this article). These associations...
For the last 20 years, the Belgian company Technics & Applications (T&A) has been offering custom pool covers. It was in fact in 1995 that its founder, Ludo Vervoort, started production of the AquaTop slatted covers.  
The owner of Air Supply International Pty Ltd is about to retire and the company would be asking for expression of interest in the purchase of the entire operational tooling to produce 3 high quality Spa Blowers - Spa King Blower Company. The complete production ready tooling for the assembly is...
The group Azenco, led by Charles CHAPUS, has affirmed itself today as one of the major French companies in the pool cover market. Growing fast, it is currently steering its development towards the exterior layout of the house, combining comfort and aesthetics.  
For the sixth time now, in their congress program aquanale and FSB present trends and topics that are affecting the swimming pool, sport and wellness sector. You can find information, suggestions and practical tips here. Furthermore, the forum also offers opportunities to meet and exchange ideas...
The world is invited to Cologne. I extend my warmest welcome to visitors and exhibitors from Germany and abroad, and I am happy to see that Aquanale has become even more international this year. Cologne reunites the interests of our economic sector; its twin fairs of Aquanale and FSB constitute a...
The UK Pool & Spa Expo is up to its fourth edition and will be held at the NEC on 22-24th November, a good four months ahead of the previous editions. This year Doughboy, Desjoyaux and Sundance will be among the exhibitors, along with a number of ancillary companies giving the support that will...
Hanovia launched the SwimLine UVEO at the Leisure Show in Dubäi end of September. We interviewed directly Halim Mirza, Sales Director MEA of Hanovia.
aquatherm Egypt Pool exhibition will take place from 24 till 26 March 2016 at the Cairo International Convention Centre (CICC), in Nasr City. 
One of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN's public swimming pool renovation projects has received the "2015 Pool" prize, awarded in Hungary and recognised throughout Europe, in recognition of the manufacturer's liner.
YOANN CHOURAQUI has headed HEXAGONE MANUFACTURE since 2006.  The company manufactures almost all the robotic cleaners for public and collective swimming pools in its range in Argenteuil (95), in the Paris region.
PERAQUA and LOXONE AUSTRIA integrate the fully automated “Loxone Aquastar Air Pool Control” into the "Loxone Smart Home Miniserver – Control technology”, already well known by the professionals of the pool industry.  
There is a few days to go before the show opens and the Pool and Wellness professionals are invited to visit the trade show free. The show has been brought forward and now ends on a Friday, so that you can enjoy a few days of work and leisure in Barcelona…
Pentair offers pool professionals to benefit from training workshops to learn or to improve on the latest equipment developed by its engineers, in several European cities.
From 27 to 30 October 2015, the next edition of the trade fair duo aquanale (the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool and Ambience) and the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities, FSB, is being staged in Cologne. Just under two months before the fairs kick off,...
Eloi Planes, President of the Organizing Committee of Piscina & Wellness Barcelona 2015 and Chief Executive of the Fluidra group of companies "Innovation is the true driving force behind the swimming pool industry"
Developer and manufacturer of the Wave Ball, WOW Company and global market leader in waterparks, POLIN will collaborate to deliver even greater value to clients.
The Ricoh Arena in Coventry – home to the Spatex pool and spa trade show – is undergoing a major facelift in time for the 2016 event. Planned improvements for the Arena – owned by Wasps rugby club – include a major upgrade of the Ricoh Arena Hotel to give visitors a total of five bars,...
Queensland-based chlorine generator and water-disinfection specialist Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) has captured a highly respected innovation award from Business Review Weekly (BRW) magazine.
Leading US spa accessories company Leisure Concepts has opened a new manufacturer-direct distribution centre in Tewkesbury, UK. The new 6,000 sq/ft facility holds stock of the complete line of Leisure Concepts products available for immediate delivery, with container shipments arriving regularly.
Fluidra, the top multinational group in pools and water treatment, will control 72% of the South African company WaterLinx, the pool market leader in Africa.
FIJA Group continues its development in France with the purchase of ACL, a swimming pool equipment manufacturer and distributor in south-west France. A leader on the swimming pool market, FIJA Group today announced the purchase of ACL (ACL, TPS and ATC brands), a company specialising in the...
The twelfth World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) in the USA will stage several unique and educational events to help industry leaders shape the future of aquatics, pools, and spas – according to the organisers. Hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), the conference is being...
FSB, the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities, taking place from 27 to 30 October 2015 in Cologne, is already on the track for success – two months before it opens. The national and international industry players have already registered for the upcoming edition...
As part of its commitment to research and development applied to pool facilities, the exhibition will once again include the Piscina & Wellness Barcelona 2015 Awards for innovation and sustainability. All operational facilities in the sector that have been built or refurbished in the last two...
Due to a technical problem (difficulty in uploading the images), and in accordance with Article 10 of the iPool2015 Contest rules, we have taken the decision to postpone the dates as follows: 
The 4th Edition of the UK Pool & Spa Expo is gathering speed, only 3 months away, the floorplan is filling up. Old favourites such as Wellis and VITA Spas will be taking big stands this year. Hydropool will be returning with their self cleaning spas and newcomers to the show Villeroy & Boch will...
Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the sixth largest city of Russia, will host the 16th edition of the FINA World Championships. From July 24 to August 9, 2015, this international event will bring together 2,500 athletes that will compete, for the 75 gold medals, in six kinds of...
In total, 262 direct exhibitor companies and 12,800 m². This is the business offering and size that the Piscina & Wellness exhibition expects to offer at its next edition, which will be held on 13-16 October at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via Exhibition Centre. This will mean an 11% growth in the...
Vortex Aquatic Structures International (www.vortex-intl.com), a manufacturer and world leader in aquatic play landscapes and entertainment solutions, announced that its President and CEO, Stephen Hamelin, has been named a finalist in the Québec region of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The...
The leading company in glass mosaic manufacturing was chosen to design the swimming pools for the island's first Hard Rock Café Hotel. The formula is both suggestive and appealing in equal measure: Ibiza, the Mediterranean, luxury and glamour, a five-star hotel plus swimming pools tiled by Ezarri...
“The FIELDS Group of the Netherlands is taking over the business operations of Armstrong DLW GmbH as of 19 June 2015, in the course of a transferred restructuring,” announced Martin Mucha today, as Insolvency Administrator from the Stuttgart law firm Grub Brugger & Partner.
The third edition of Piscine SPLASH! Asia was held from 20-21 May 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Piscine SPLASH! Asia had strong participation with more than 120 exhibitors and brands from 18 countries, and 1,100 attendees across the two days from 29 countries.
About ten countries including Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates, France, Greece and Morocco, presenting some thirty pools are already online surwww.ipool2015.com...
As Eurospapoolnews recently announced, views of our three video channels have together passed the one million mark! Post your videos on our channels, they will be seen! Few figures...
The first edition of the European Games will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from June 12th to 28th, 2015 and will feature more than 6,000 athletes from all Europe competing in thirty different sports. The new Baku Aquatics Centre, designed by the Spanish architect Joaquim Pujol, and specifically...
Last 21st March SCP Pool Portugal held a Wellness event, at the Royal Abbey hotel in Alcobaça. With the presence of more than 35 companies and 46 participants, the aim was to provide a different day to a specific group of customers, more focused at the Wellness market, or with the potential to...
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Water Quality and Health Council and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) have launched a campaign to stop people from ‘peeing in the pool’, while also busting a couple of colourful myths associated with the anti-social...
The New dates, same great location campaign from UK Pool & Spa expo has been going down very well with the industry. Key players such as Hydropool, Vita Spas, and Passion Spas & Spa Solutions have already taken big spaces at the 22nd-24th November show, with many more companies already confirming...
Welcome to aquanale and FSB. 1,000 exhibiting companies from the sport, games, swimming pool, sauna and wellness sector are looking forward to see you in Cologne from 27th to 30th October 2015. From July 2015 on you can click here for free admission tickets.
Already partners in several European countries, the companies uwe JetStream and SCP Europe decided to take their relationship to a new level. A new distribution agreement has therefore been signed in order to pool their expertise and teams, from this 2015 season in France. SCP France, a major...