The latest news for pool and spa professionals

The European spas and swim spas manufacturer USSPA has increased its manufacturing capacities. A new factory has recently opened in the Czech Republic, helping to meet growing market demand.
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This year's traditional SCP Europe International Sales Conference took place in Lisbon, Portugal, and was also the occasion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SCP Portugal. From 16 to 18 November 2021, 350 people including 48 supplier partners in pool and spa equipment and accessories, joined...
The Italian family business placed sustainability at the heart of its future strategy. FITT decided to change its legal form and become a Benefit Company.  The UN Global Compact is today a voluntary subscription to a set of principles that promote the values of sustainability as a long-term...
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The IMC team wishes you a Happy New Year 2022.
Superior Wellness is delighted to announce its new partnership SpaBerry. Chesterfield based Superior Wellness are now official partners with Canadian based SpaBerry Hot Tubs owned by VisionWerx Inc. to bring their SpaBerry brand to the world. 
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Ian Pratt is the Product Manager of SCP Europe. His mission is to source all the products that are going to supply the Wellness equipment range. They will include spas, saunas, swim spas, and all associated accessories and spare parts. SCP Europe will also develop new exclusive products under...
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Chesterfield based Superior Wellness were successful in winning four awards at the prestigious event held on 13 December 2021 in Birmingham. Showcasing the best examples of spa and home wellness design from across the country, the UK Pool & Spa Awards celebrated it eleventh anniversary with...
The Technology and Innovation Fair for Aquatic Installations, TECNOVA PISCINAS, initially planned for February 2021, has decided to postpone the event until the 22 to 25 February 2022, in order to guarantee a more favourable and stable environment.
EuroSpaPoolNews, the event’s media partner, has conducted video interviews on the international trade show Piscina & Wellness, organised by Fira de Barcelona in collaboration with ASOFAP. 
The “Dryden Pool Academy” is a new online training service launched by Dryden Aqua in 2021 for all pool professionals. Live session in English on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 9:30 am.
Alukov, one of the major players in the pool enclosure market in Europe, has achieved three significant milestones. Alukov has recently announced that they will surpass their goal of 5,000 pool covers sold by the end of 2021.
The winners of the European swimming pool prize EUSA AWARD 2021 are announced this 29 th November at Piscina Barcelona. The prize for the swimming pool sector has been awarded annually since 2013 by the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA) in cooperation with the national...
Aquatherm Moscow, the largest in Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe international exhibition for domestic and industrial heating, water supply, engineering and plumbing systems, ventilation, air conditioning and equipment for pools, saunas and spas, will run in Moscow on February11-14, 2020. Within...
Fluidra and Fundació Fluidra organized Fluidra Day last March. This competition for its employees is designed to identify and promote charity projects in all corners of the world to bring swimming pools. The six winning projects of Fluidra Day 2021 are: Bswim; Ciriac; the Asociación Síndrome...
Live from the Piscina & Wellness Barcelona 2021 fair, Eloi Planes, Ángel Celorrio and Pedro Arrebola present to us the sectoral Barometer drawn up by the ASOFAP.
BIO-UV Group, specialist in ultraviolet, salt electrolysis, Ozone and AOP water treatment solutions unveils its end-to-end portfolio of innovative solutions to fulfill the needs of residential and commercial pool professionals. Its complete offer will be on display at Piscina & Wellness, the...
Interview with Jean-Louis ALBOUY, General Manager of SCP Europe. The ambition of SCP Europe is clear: to continue on its trajectory and consolidate its market share in all regions. 
Jacuzzi Brands LLC ("Jacuzzi Group") has entered into an agreement to purchase Vortex Leisure Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries (together, "Vortex"), a leading spa retailer in the Australasian region.
Wellness Experience displays new innovations at a fully operational wellness centre. Thermal yoga, sound therapy, breathing techniques, mindfulness, aquatic physiotherapy and other treatments related to health, relaxation and wellness will be some of the demonstrations given by experts and...
MegaGroup has completed the take-over of the British plastic piping experts Plimat and EPCO, with their offices and warehouses in Southampton and Leeds. The take-over fits the ambition of the Group wanting to become a top-5 player in all their core-sectors in Northern Europe and the strategy of...
After a year of lockdown there was a lot of uncertainty about how the swimming pool industry would be affected like many other sectors, such as travel, tourism, etc. From the first half of 2020, new orders came in and we reported a fast and growing demand for all pool products.
A group of Spanish professional cyclists were recently interviewed by Europe’s largest hot tub distributor Superior Wellness, who praised the use of hot tubs after exercise. Ziortza Villa, ultra-cycling champion, Adrian Garcia, semi-professional cyclist and Alvaro Robredo, ex professional...
Pool Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Largo, Florida-based Porpoise Pool & Patio, Inc., including its main operating subsidiaries, Sun Wholesale Supply, Inc. and Pinch A Penny, Inc. Sun Wholesale Supply, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of swimming pool and...
Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, has been acquired by Platinum Equity from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and BASF in a transaction worth $5.25 billion. Both CD&R and BASF have fully exited Solenis. In addition, as part of the acquisition, Solenis has merged with Sigura...
Watkins Wellness, leading manufacturer of hot tubs and aquatic fitness products, announces the retirement of Steve Hammock, who has served as Watkins’ President for 25 years.
The world-famous London Sky Pool, completed this summer, spans 17m across the rooftops of two high rise apartment buildings, some 35m in the air, and it’s the topic of a forthcoming seminar at SPATEX 2022.
The promotion of innovation based on achieving more sustainable, efficient and personalised products focused on improving users’ quality of life will constitute the axis of this year’s Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, the event organised by Fira de Barcelona in partnership with the ASOFAP...
Fluidra has acquired Taylor Water Technologies, a leading US-based manufacturer of water-testing solutions. Founded in 1930 and based out of Sparks, Maryland, Taylor is the recognized leader in water-testing kits and reagents in the residential and commercial pool segments.
Eloi Planes is the president of Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, the most international event on the trade fair calendar in its sector, and the executive chairman of Fluidra, a leading pool and wellness equipment multinational. The Piscina & Wellness Barcelona fair will be held again from 29...
One of the biggest manufacturer of spa and swim spa, the company USSPA, took part in the twenty-third season of the Designblok exhibition, the largest design show in Central Europe.
Harvia Plc has signed up an exclusive distribution agreement with Bergman Ltd, of Tokyo, Japan, for its Harvia and Almost Heaven Saunas brands on the 12th of October 2021.
The constant attention that FITT has always dedicated to its people has also been recognised by the German Institute for Quality and Finance (Itqf), which in collaboration with Affari&Finanza carried out a study on the best employers in Italy, selecting the 300 "TOP JOB - ITALY'S BEST EMPLOYERS...
This bilingual edition (German and English), published at the aquanale fair in Cologne from October 26 to 29, 2021, is also available in digital version.
In the pursuit of their growth strategy, two major pool sector players, NextPool and Pool Technologie, have announced their future merger to create a European leader in the bespoke product (Automatic slatted covers, liners, covers, etc.) and water treatment (Salt chlorinators, pH regulators, ORP...
On October 26, 2021, the international sports and recreation industry relaunches itself with two co-located trade fairs – aquanale, the International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience, and FSB, the International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities – and the signs are...
Eurospappoolnews is the official media partner of the aquanale – International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience. Once again we are reminiscing about the success story of the aquanale with a review of the 2019 trade fair.
Darlly Europe are delighted to announce that they have expanded the Board of Directors with the appointment of Dominic Mosely as Operations Director. Dominic joins Darlly Europe from Villeroy & Boch, where he spent nearly six years as UK and Scandinavian Sales Manager.
Even at the 2003 premiere of the aquanale (International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience, the exhibition showed itself to be amazingly international with regard to contributors and visitors alike. Many factors contributed to this phenomenon. 
With a solid base of 6 distribution companies across Europe, Pollet Pool Group supports the local pool markets with a range of high-quality products, technical support, training courses, an online ordering platform, etc. Recently, the branch of Pollet Pool Group Belgium reinforced the team for...
The Fundació Fluidra has signed a collaboration agreement with the companies in our sector: Fitt, WA Conception and Renolit to build an inclusive swimming pool at a school in Thiaroye, on the outskirts of Senegalese capital Dakar, with the aim of helping over 2,000 children from the city learn to...
Towards Zero Impact is an initiative powered by Piscina & Wellness Barcelona to reduce waste, save resources and boost the event's sustainability. That's why they strive to calculate and offset our GHG emissions, separate waste and promote energy efficiency.
Swimming Pool and Spa Professionals, Special PROS LANDSCAPERS allows you to explore new horizons through landscaping and outdoor architecture professionals.
It was announced that Lincoln Pool Equipment, a leading pool products distributor in Australia, is joining BWT Group effective from 1 Oct 2021. Lindsay Hartshorne, CEO and owner of Lincoln Pool Equipment, said he was extremely pleased that BWT will be part of Lincoln’s future, enabling further...
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona is gearing up for a hybrid of the 2021 show (on-site and virtual) running from 29 November to 2 December at Fira Barcelona's Gran Via venue. This year the spotlight will be on innovation and sustainability as key elements for the development of the sector. 
After a highly successful first edition, Piscine Connect digital event is back from October 13th to October 14th. You can already register to participate in this great exchange and business platform for the Swimming Pool and Spa industry.
The agenda of the international swimming pool and wellness forum ranges from architectural awards to future trends. And as well as industry topics, it also contains general interest subjects.
EuroSpaPoolNews “Special Barcelona” is a journal dedicated for your prospects and customers in the Pool and Wellness Industry and widely broadcast at the international Barcelona show in Spain.
This year, the Piscina & Wellness Barcelona Awards are renewing their categories to highlight innovation in the sector from another perspective: that of the user. In this sense, the awards will recognise the best projects and solutions that aim to bring new benefits and improve the user experience...
Fluidra will be tasked with developing the project to build the pools at the Cebada Municipal Sports Center in Madrid, located at iconic Plaza de la Cebada in the La Latina neighborhood.
In this article, Eurospapoolnews - the aquanale official media partner - sums up the key moments from aquanale 2017 with info, facts, pictures and even a video. aquanale is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the perfect chance for Eurospapoolnews to dedicate a series of articles to the...
The number one European manufacturer of polyester shell swimming pools, with a production of 8,500 pools this year, Léa Composites is attending the trade fair in Cologne, at stand F080, with its brand Alliance Piscines. 
Pentair, a leading provider of water treatment and sustainable solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pleatco, a manufacturer of water filtration and clean air technologies for pool, spa and industrial air customers.
Eurospapoolnews - official media partner of the aquanale - has now reached the year 2015 in its series of articles on the success story of this international trade fair.
We met Zdenek Vosolsobe CEO of Albixon, manufacturer of swimming pools and enclosures.  
Since 2010 - when the first hot tub rolled off the production line in Dabas, Hungary - Wellis has been making efforts every day to ensure that its hot tubs meet the highest standards of quality.
After the euphoria of the orders for spas and pools, European manufacturers are now confronted with a supply chain problem. Of course, sales have soared, often reaching two-figure growth, but we will have to take stock of the season and admit that the expected results have unfortunately not been...
Swimming pool technology specialist WaterBeck does more than manufacture tailor-made automated pool covers. The company also offers numerous services for distributors.
Our special edition EuroSpaPoolNews Special GERMANY 2021 is in preparation. Grab this opportunity in order to target the players of the german pool and wellness market.
The outlook is bright and ticket sales for the interbad Innovation Days have already begun! Get ready for two exciting days of convention events, exhibitions and networking from the 22nd to the 23rd of September. 
Leading spa and sauna company, Harvia Plc, has announced the acquisition of Sauna-Eurox Oy, a global supplier of safe and durable sauna stones.This investment implements Harvia’s growth strategy and complements their sauna and spa solutions offering. 
Hayward presents its new team dedicated to the commercial department for German-speaking countries, with the reinforcement of 4 new staff members. David Accensi, the company’s Sales Manager for 14 years, is the new Manager for Southern, Eastern, Central and Northern Europe.
LEN proudly announces its new partnership with the global leader in the pool and wellness equipment, Fluidra. The partnership deal is for four years, from 2021 through 2025.
Fluidra S.A. (BME: FDR), the Spanish listed global leader in pool and wellness equipment and connected solutions, today announced it has acquired S.R. Smith, a US-based manufacturer of commercial and residential pool deck equipment and accessories, from Champlain Capital, a private equity fund...
Pursuing its new strategy of reinforced presence on the European market, Pentair is expanding its offer of Pentair and Sta-Rite pool products and equipment.
In November 2011, it will be almost 10 years since PoolCorp opened its first branch in Germany (Blankenhain, in Thuringia). SCP Germany GmbH was created on the 3rd largest European swimming pool market.
This year, the aquanale - international trade fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience - is being held in Cologne, Germany for the tenth time in conjunction with the FSB - International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities.
Anti Wave continues its long history of aquatics and polo innovation. The Brisbane, Australian based family company is supplying its Australian swimming, pool programming and pool deck equipment to the St Peters Western Swim Club’s training centre.
The annual version of the Spécial PROS COLLECTIVITES Special Edition – by EuroSpaPoolNews – is currently being prepared for the 6th year running and will be released at the beginning of October 2021.
In April, Eurospapoolnews – official media partner of the 2021 aquanale – started running a series of articles on the success story of the international trade fair. Today, we will be looking back at the highlights of the aquanale held in 2011. 
The October 2020 edition was so successful that, at the demand of pool and wellness professionals and jointly with the French Pool Professionals Federation (the FFP) GL Events Exhibitions is running Piscine Connect again on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th October, 2021.
The show explores the remarkable rise of hot tubs and plunges into the world of this must-have item all around the UK, meeting Brit professionals, who build, buy, and sell them. Hot tubs have never been more popular in the UK and more and more people are looking for ways to relax and unwind in...
aquanale and FSB are the definitive marketplaces for the industry. The co-located events are the hub for groundbreaking technology, product innovation, process enhancements and visionary plans. These events bring the industry together, sparking business opportunities, nurturing collaboration and...
Daniel Bares re-joins Albixon following a 5 year break, this time taking over the reins as Marketing Manager. Daniel has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the swimming pool industry, combined with his excellent brand communication and knowledge of international marketing.
It has been another very busy month in terms of recruitment for Superior Wellness: Marie-Cecile Raynaud, Jack Wheatman and Chloe Steele join the team.
For this article about the aquanale 2009 edition, Eurospapoolnews - the trade fair’s official media partner - has searched high and low in the aquanale archives to document with data, information and photos what distinguished the 4th edition of this event.
Poised to take advantage of its buying power and product knowledge, Golden Coast has recently launched its brand-new spa and hot tub accessory range: tubhub.
aquanale 2021, the international sauna, swimming pool and well-being trade show, will finally open its doors in Cologne from 26 to 29 October 2021, bringing the worldwide profession together. A large number of sector trends and solutions will be unveiled, against a backdrop of international...
Working on your behalf, the Pool Industry Promotions (PIP) committee aims to give the industry greater visibility, as Sallie Leslie-Golding, PIP's PR & Marketing Manager, explained.
Fluidra has opened a new Fluidra Pro Center in Girona (north of Spain). The new Pro Center covers 800 m2, divided between 500 m2 of store space and 300 m2 set aside for the warehouse. This facility replaces the one that until now was based in Blanes and, similarly to the one recently opened in...
Innovation and durability will be the key themes of Piscina & Wellness Barcelona & Barcelona Building Construmat which will take place at the same time at the end of the year at Fira de Barcelona Gran Via. Over 250 professionals from Spain and all around the world already attended the webinar on...
With seven months to go and over 85 per cent of exhibition space sold, the international water leisure industry has shown unparalleled support for the UK’s annual SPATEX exhibition returning to a live event Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd February 2022.
It has been another very busy month in terms of recruitment at Superior Wellness in May 2021. A new After Sales Manager, a new PHP Developer and two new Customer Service Advisors joined the spas company to complete the After Sales team.
Myrtha Pools is pleased to return to the centre stage of major events, installing competition pools to millimetric precision and in record time. In just two weeks, the CHI Health Center in Omaha was transformed from a basketball arena to an aquatic centre ready to host athletes, coaches and fans...
Matthew Ransom is setting up his business in Germany, Pools Direct GmbH. It will be the exclusive distributor in Germany and representative of the French manufacturer Ynéom on European markets, especially with the YnBlue range of connected and automatic pool water treatment solutions.
In March 2021, SCP Spain inaugurated the new Malaga branch. The new building consists of: more than 3,500 m² of warehouse and office space, for pool and spa products stocking, a showroom, an exclusive Pool360 counter, work benches for equipment, loading bay...
The trade fair for swimming pools, saunas and spas will take place on 22 and 23 September 2021 under the name interbad Innovation Days before the next regular trade fair in October 2022. The interbad Innovation Days will offer trade visitors and exhibitors two exciting days with a Congress,...
Water Robotic Company Europe, which manufactures and sells the KWADOO range of French swimming pool cleaners, is looking for a financial partner or buyer.
At the beginning of 2021, SCP Europe launched a satisfaction survey on all their European customers, pool professionals. The company had committed to giving 1 € for each form filled in. They will be able to give a cheque for 1000 € to Doctors Without Borders.
Heatstar designs and developps modern air conditioning systems for swimming pools. End users can scan a label with their smartphone QR code reader and link directly to the specific model information on the company’s resources section of their website. 
Eurospapoolnews - official media partner of the aquanale - is running a series of articles in honour of the trade fair’s jubilee. This edition describes why the aquanale advisory board has been an essential part of the success of this international trade fair since it was launched in 2003. 
After the appointment of Albouy Jean-Louis as General Manager, SCP Europe strengthens its structure, to go further in the support of its 8 European subsidiaries with the arrival of Karine RAVAUX as European Sales Coordinator.
This time, Eurospapoolnews’ series of articles on the aquanale trade fair has arrived in the year 2007.
Superior Wellness are a leading European hot tub and swim spa distributor offering a global choice of high-quality products.
BISHTA and SPATA are always willing to embrace a challenge, adopting new ways of working to be more effective and efficient. It helps that the ethos of the staff and committee members also fosters this attitude.
EuroSpaPoolNews Special Spring2021 is online. This bilingual edition (French and English) printed in 8,000 copies and sent to professionals across Europe is also available in digital version.