The latest news for pool and spa professionals

Fluidra is to build three pools at the Aquatic Arena in the Indonesian province of Papua. The venue is due to host the aquatic competitions during National Sports Week in 2020. The company will provide a warm-up pool, filtration, pumping, disinfection and competition accessories for the venue. 
The international exhibition aquanale will be held from 5 to 8 November 2019 in Cologne, Germany. It will bring together professionals from the pool, spa, sauna, steam room and wellness, in private and public areas (joint FSB). Industry trends, products and services will be on display.
The 10,000 square meter investment was made necessary due to the constantly growing market share of the Hungarian spa manufacturer, which aims for international excellence.  
Fluidra designed and built the Olympic swimming pool, which will host the water polo competitions of the 2019 Pan American Games from July 26 to August 11, 2019. The Olympic pool uses the Skypool construction system and measures 50 x 25m x 2.20m deep. It has just been approved by FINA.
The swimming pool filtration pumps specialist ESPA participated in the SONEX Exhibition 2019 in Amman, Jordan. From April 8th to 11th the ESPA Middle East team welcomed visitors of the show to present the solutions offered by the ESPA products. 
The Piscina & Wellness Barcelona trade show has opened the admission period for the second edition of the "Wellness Experience Awards", with the aim of showcasing the best aquatic facilities related to health and wellness, an area that has become one of the main drivers of the swimming pool and...
Registration for the 16th Annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) is now open. The WAHC will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia at the Williamsburg Lodge on October 16–18, 2019. Opening registration discounts end on May 31st.
The 16th WAHC will take place on October 16-19 2019 at the Williamsburg Lodge, Virginia (USA). Ryan Avery, an Emmy-award winning journalist, two-time best-selling author, 2012 World Championship for Toastmasters International and world record holder, is on a mission to show leaders how to Go From...
From June 21, 2019 to July 22, 2019, pool professionals and customers are invited to participate in the contest launched on the web by FLUIDRA, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Share a photo, a video or a poem about your perfect pool or wellness experience, and try to win an underwater...
Last May 23, 24 and 25 was held the first Summit of the ESPA Hong Kong subsidiary, which jointed the main ESPA products distributors of Asiatic market, in the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Sha Tin Hotel.
Professionals of the sauna, if you wish to make known your activity and your products in the world, the Finnish association Sauna From Finland has built a network of 170 companies from the sauna sector to promote the sauna as a way of life. Objective: to make the sauna better known all over the...
From 1st March 2019, Lonza’s Water Care operations and business became independent, forming a new company. It specialises in water treatment in various sectors and is supported by the financial strength and expertise of Platinum Equity, a global private equity firm (with $13 billion of assets...
Pentair Pool Europe is among the world leaders in the market of residential swimming pool equipment: automation systems, pumps, filters, salt chlorinators, disinfection systems, dosing pumps, cleaners, water features and lighting. Sébastien Gauthier has just been appointed as the Director for...
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona surprises once again by building a complete and modern wellness centre called Wellness Experience, at an edition which will show how connectivity and digitalisation are integrated into the spa in order to generate new user experiences.
The international sauna, swimming pool and wellness trade fair in Cologne will be held from 5 to 8 November 2019. Nearly 350 companies are expected to exhibit at Aquanale to present their novelties and innovations in the field to professional visitors. This year, private and public pools will be...
The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) is alerting consumers of the risks presented by a few hot tub brands who seem to be encouraging consumers to exceed the recommended maximum safe water temperature of 40°C, as stated in the European Standard for domestic spas and hot tubs...
Aquark manufactures heat pumps for swimming pools in China, Guangdong. The company benefits from 20 years of experience in the professional heat pump and the service of its R & D team. Their products are strictly tested in the ISO9001 certification cycle. The company completed its first round of...
Certikin’s ground-breaking new filtration media OC-1 has reached Australia where, with its high ratio of pools to population, it has received a great reception. The highly popular Willoughby Leisure Centre, located on the lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, is a...
There have been many changes in the industry guidance over the last few years, such as HSG 282 (replacing the Health and Safety Executive’s and Health Protection Agencies’ joint publication – ‘Management of Spa Pools’, PWTAG’s ‘Hot Tubs for Business’ publication and the development...
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, major meeting place for the pool and wellness sector, leading fair in Spain and one of the most important in the world in its field, is preparing for its 14th edition by renewing its commitment to innovation, digitalisation, internationalisation and sustainability.
The Chinese manufacturer of swimming pool heat pumps CUBIC ELECTRICAL strengthens its position on the European market with new distribution partnerships in Europe. Its pool heating products are already distributed in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland, Ukraine, the Netherlands, the Czech...
Swimming pool specialists, manufacturers, distributors, swimming pool, community and outdoor accommodation professionals, come discover the new responsive, Mobile First version of our website EuroSpaPoolNews.com, the top international portal for swimming pool and hot tub professionals offering...
Certikin International is specialised in pool, spa and wellness equipement.  Its new Commercial Manager, Steve NELSON, has taken on the additional responsibility of managing the company's thriving Export division which services over 50 countries around the worls. Steve succeeds from...
Exciting times are ahead for leading HVAC company Dantherm Ltd as a new VP of UK Sales has been appointed to the company. With a wealth of experience in high-level management and sales, Robert Svendsen brings with him his own dynamic approach to the Dantherm Group UK team.
In order to helps its Pool specialists customers to comply with the European regulation concerning F-Gas, the manufacturer of heat pumps for swimming pools CUBIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE offers from this 2019 season all its models with R32 fluid. The company also offers its assistance sith the...
The pool equipment manufacturer ACIS presents its French-made products in Egypt. Its innovations in filtration and lighting for swimming pools are a great success internationally.
For pool professionals, members of Pentair's PIP loyalty program receive exceptional promotion. An offer for resellers and consumers of TradeGrade by Pentair products.
The manufacturer of equipment for the maintenance and the water treatment of pools strengthens its relationship with the professionals of the pool. Pool technologie launches the co-design of its 2020 pool product range.
The pool, spa and aquatic equipments manufacturer PENTAIR has modernized its Herentals production site and has opted for a new process to a production more eco-friendly of its pool filters.
Professionals from the pool, spa and sauna industry, an unmissable event will take place from May 9 to 11 in China :  the Asia Pool & Spa Expo. 200 exhibitors from the industry and almost 9,000 visitors will neet at the China Import & Export Fair Complex.
Pool and spa market's professionals, communicate throughout Europe to boost your 2019 season. By appearing in the "JUST LIEN Special SPRING" published in French and English and sent to the professionals of the Pool and Wellness through the Europe, your articles will also be published on our...
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, leading fair in Spain and one of the most important in the world in its field, is preparing for its 14th edition by renewing its commitment to innovation, digitalisation, internationalisation and sustainability. The fair, which has already assigned 80% of its planned...
After two successful exhibitions (SPATEX 2018 and Lyon 2018) Plastica felt it was time for someone else to reap the rewards of owning the Hot Dub. Plastica’s spa-in-a-car was conceived and built in less than eight weeks by its technical engineer, Jody Perkins using a convertible VW Beetle, with...
As one of the world’s biggest and most important marketplaces, aquanale concentrates your energies and, in 2019, presents the complete range for the swimming pool, sauna and wellness industries under one roof from 5 to 8 November!
Winners of the 2019 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards have been revealed at the annual wet leisure industry gala evening, held during SPATEX at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (on 29th January 2019).  The annual Industry Gala Evening brings together BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association)...
EUROPE SPA, a MARQUIS hot tub seller, has sold and installed over 4,000 hot tubs since 1996, back when the company and store started out by initially offering swimming pools. The store then very quickly dedicated itself exclusively to hot tubs, enhanced by its strong attendance at fairs and...
At its next edition, Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, which takes place on 15 to 18 October 2019, will focus on health, wellness, innovation and internationalisation as strategic lines of growth and organise different activities related to wellness, aquatic facilities and swimming pools.
SCP is pleased to inform its customers, the pool professionals, that Sébastien CHIGOT has officially joined SCP Europe Team since February 18th as their new Water treatment Product Manager. Based in Massy, reporting to Sylvia Monfort, Sebastien has a solid experience in water treatment and...
Chuck Huebner Appointed CEO. 26th February 2019 – An investment subsidiary of Investindustrial VI L.P. (“Investindustrial”) has completed the previously announced acquisition of Jupiter Holding I Corp. (“Jacuzzi Brands” or the “Company”), owner of several spa and bath products...
Superior Spas benefits from over two decades of collective experience and builds quality spas that are made to last. The East Midlands-based UK Spa Supplier of the Year has broken ground on a brand new, 400,000 sq ft factory in China as it pushes ahead with plans to up its own brand manufacturing...
A journal devoted to pool and spa professionals sent to the Benelux. Our bilingual edition "Le JUSTE LIEN Special BENELUX" n°5 is designed and will be released in March 2019. Do not miss this opportunity to spread your word to target the professionals of the Pool, Spa & Wellness market in...
Save the date: the 16th Annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia at the Williamsburg Lodge on October 16–18, 2019. Early registration begins April 1, 2019. This leading global aquatic research forum is tailored to inform all individuals and groups...
Thanks to an exclusive partnership with GL Events, EuroSpaPoolNews caused a splash at Piscine Global Europe 2018, with its newest Pool Studio! Several major players of the Pool & Spa industry got into “the game” of an interview filmed in our studio, then broadcasted on our website...
EuroSpaPoolNews met Howard SMITH, CEO of PLEATCO, one of the largest manufacturers of pool filter cartridges, spa filter cartridges and replacement filter cartridges, at Piscine Global Europe Show in November. He told us about the Pool & Spa business in USA, about new product innovations and the...
On the 31st of January 2019, the European Commission confirmed the acquisition of AQUATRON by BWT Group, Europe’s leading water technology company. Wolfgang Stangassinger, COO of the Division Pool Technologies of BWT Group: “We are delighted to welcome AQUATRON, a world leader in the design...
A magazine dedicated to pool and spa professionals distributed at the Tecnova Piscinas exhibition in Madrid, Spain. Just like two years ago, the magazine "Le JUSTE LIEN Special SPAIN/MADRID" will be distributed free of cost to exhibitors and visitors at the Tecnova PISCINAS exhibition, which will...
Welcome to the Pool Studio of EuroSpaPoolNews. We created a partnership with GL Events for the Piscine Global Europe 2018 show. Our studio was the place to be where professionals from the Pool and Spa Industry exchanged on subjects as innovation, ecology and community pools. The theme 'The Pool as...
The Belgian manufacturer of OASE automatic swimming pool covers celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. Based in Proven (Belgium) and today directed by CEO Frédéric Claeys, the company is one of the most experienced European suppliers in the swimming pool technology sector.
GALERÍA TECNOVA will be featured at the 2nd TECNOVA PISCINAS Aquatic Installation Technology and Innovation Trade Show for Aquatic Installations, organised by IFEMA and to be held between 26 February and 1 March 2019 in Hall 5 at Feria de Madrid.
Conducted by Golden Coast, the Wet Leisure Industry Survey published its reports each year gathering facts, figures and statistics about the UK Pool & Spa Industry. With this information, the businessmen can make better decisions. The report is available for download at Golden Coast's website and...
In its over 40 year history Watkins Wellness has been one of the leading innovators in the spa industry, with a number of patents registered for its Hot Spring® Spas brand, from the simple valve of the BellaFontana® waterfall, to the exclusive hydrotherapy, offered through its Moto-Massage®...
SCP (UK) Ltd recently hosted an Awards evening to recognise the contribution of the Beachcomber Dealer network across the UK. Winners across the main categories were presented with trophies and some lucky winners took away vouchers for holidays abroad.
Because of a strong international presence and expansion policy, the RPI Group’s brand of products made of reconstituted natural stone showcased its offer at Piscine Global Europe before flying to the Big 5 Show of Dubaï, at Dubaï World Trade Center.
Tylö, Swedish manufacturer of stoves, saunas and hammams, and Helo, Finnish manufacturer of stoves and saunas have merged! Through the new brand thus created, TylöHelo, “the new group creates the world’s leading manufacturer of saunas and hammams” according to Johnny Wärnelöv,...
BSPF Managing Director Chris Hayes gave Eurospapoolnews readers some thoughts on the UK wet leisure sector and explains that it is performing well, despite some uncertainties. BREXIT! Let’s get the ‘elephant in the room’ out of the way from the outset, namely ‘BREXIT.’ Since the 29th...
1979…. it is a long time ago now, but it was the year that Certikin set-up a business partnership to become the UK distributor of Calorex swimming pool products, and 40 years later they are still going strong. The names may have changed along the way from Calorex Heat Pumps Ltd to Dantherm Ltd...
Here are some of the many Pool and Spa novelties that visitors will discover at SPATEX 2019 from Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st January at Coventry's Ricoh Arena. This information is provided by the organisers of SPATEX.
Do not miss our edition Le JUSTE LIEN Special ITALY! As every year, our edition Special ITALY No.13 will be distributed for at FORUMPISCINE, which will be held in pavilion 19 of the Bologna Exhibition Center and at the Congress Center from 13 to 15 February 2019.
From 13th to 15th February 2019, the Bologna Exhibition Centre will host the 11th edition of ForumPiscine, the only professional event in Italy on public and residential pools, spas and thermal centres. Every year the event becomes more and more international with 15% of 7,500 visitors and 20% of...
The company specialised in climate control products and solutions (including pool heating, cooling and dehumidification solutions) has undergone a complete renovation over the course of 2018, with the group’s CEO Torben Duer to create a ‘showroom facility’ at the forefront of everyone’s...
There’s only one place to be Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st January – in the UK at SPATEX 2019!With all the leading manufacturers and distributors exhibiting, the stage is set for a spectacular show. There’s never been so many swimming pools, spas and hot tubs on display. With in excess of a...
One of the major HVAC organisations, Dantherm Group has appointed a new Group Service VP – Karl Lowe to enhance service and spare parts across their global offices. Karl Lowe brings with him 22 years of experience and knowledge of the HVAC service industry. To find out more we sat down with him...
The Specialist in aquatic play solutions Waterplay Solutions Corp. announced Shaun Goodyer in the newly formed position of Business Development Manager for Canadian market. Goodyer brings two decades of experience in the Canadian recreation marketplace to the Waterplay team. Recognized in the...
From 13th to 15th February opens the 2019 edition of ForumPiscine and ForumClub, the only b2b Congress and Expo in Italy dedicated, on the one hand, to the fitness and wellness Industry, and on the other to pools and spas. With an exhibition area that aims to the sold out and a busy program of...
The European brand, specialising in water and landscape professions from the Descours & Cabaud group, was created in 2009 from the merger of Somair Gervat and the EPJ agencies. It has grown this year by the integration of Prosjet-Irrigarrone, a company specialising in the distribution of...
Le JUSTE LIEN Special UK No.14 is preparing its newest edition, with a new page layout! As usual the journal will be distributed for free at SPATEX Show, from January 29 to 31, 2019. Everything to be known about the UK's Wet Leisure market will be in this edition!
SPATEX 2019 will take place at Ricoh Arena, Coventry, from Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st January 2019, in the Ericsson Exhibition Hall. You can discover who will exhibit in 2019, the workshops & Seminars programme... To read also in this article: the organisers of SPATEX highlight six reasons why...
Welcome to the Pool Studio of EuroSpaPoolNews. We created a partnership with GL Events for the Piscine Global Europe 2018 show. Our studio was the place to be where professionals from the Pool and Spa Industry exchanged on subjects as innovation, ecology and community pools. The theme 'The Pool as...
AZENCO’s position is strengthening further still on the French market with the opening of three new branches in the country. Three other new stores will also be opened in 2019. Azenco is a landscaping professional that specialises in pool covers (shelters and shutters), but also in decking...
Established in the French market since 5 years, the Spanish company BEHQ has affirmed itself by its ability to meet diverse requirements in water treatment products for pools and spas. The PISCIMAR product range, dedicated to swimming pools, is regularly extended to respond to the needs of its...
The Telford, UK, based manufacturer and distributor of the famous pool and spa filter brand in Europe have demolished previous years’ records already, increasing their market share in key markets across the continent. Darlly Europe Director, Gil Gingell, puts the company’s continued success...
Welcome to the Pool Studio of EuroSpaPoolNews. We created a partnership with GL Events for the Piscine Global Europe 2018 show. Our studio was the place to be where professionals from the Pool and Spa Industry exchanged on subjects as innovation, ecology and community pools. The theme 'The Pool as...
On February 12-15, 2019, the 23rd International exhibition for domestic and industrial heating, water supply, engineering and plumbing systems, air conditioning, ventilation and equipment for pools, saunas and spas, will gather professionals of the sector at Crocus Expo centre in Moscow, Russia....
Hosted by the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA), the annual European Pool and Spa Awards celebrate the best of the industry, with award winners from across Europe competing for the highest accolades. Piscine Global in Lyon, France provided the venue on Wednesday 14th...
The 15th Annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) saw its largest attendance ever this year, attracting nearly 600 aquatic professionals from all over the world to Charleston, South Carolina, and to six WAHCity locations in the U.S. and Canada. Organized by the National Swimming Pool...
In perfect harmony with the spirit of the event and in line with the company’s strategy putting end users more and more at the centre of all its operations, FITT had decided to include a display on its stand at Piscine Global Europe specially designed to illustrate the innovative features of the...
HAYWARD’s first European Sales and Marketing seminar took place at the end of September in Segovia, Spain, with the presence of CEO Clark Hale and several representatives of the American management. The theme of this first edition was ‘One Team, One Organisation’.  The objectives of this...
LaMotte’s innovative WaterLink Spin photometer now has NSF certification! The NSF/ANSI 50 certification mark on a water quality testing device (WQTD) used in recreational waters, such as pools and spas, means that the product was reviewed and certified by NSF International to meet applicable...
As part of its development strategy, Hayward intends to strengthen its support for swimming pool specialists to help them boost their sales. The company has therefore set up a distribution strategy for its products within its network of partner dealers, together with a loyalty programme offering...
In an exclusive partnership with Gl Events, EuroSpaPoolNews invites you to discover the video interviews conducted at the Pool Studio, on the Piscine Global Europe 2018. Every day, in this dedicated video studio, 3 interviews was filmed, edited and broadcasted on Social Networks, on the...
Thierry BIEKENS is taking over from Jean-Pierre LOPEZ as General Manager of POOL CARE France for MELSPRING SAS and is moving to Perpignan. Thierry BIEKENS, a man who needs no introduction, will also continue to look after southern Europe and Africa for Melspring in the Netherlands.He has been at...
The company has been making, pavements and accessories for swimming pools out of reconstructed natural stone for over forty years. It is one of the leaders in its sector with over 2,000 swimming pools supplied in 2018. It works with the largest Italian distributors and over the years it has earned...
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF) has announced the election of a new President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary of its Board of Directors. Additionally, in January 2019 Michelle Kavanaugh will assume the role of Executive Director of The Pool Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The...
In an exclusive partnership with Gl Events, EuroSpaPoolNews invites you to discover the video interviews conducted at the Pool Studio, on the Piscine Global Europe 2018. Every day, in this dedicated video studio, 3 interviews are filmed, edited and broadcasted on Social Networks, on the...
The demand for pools and spas is undergoing significant changes that have directly impacted the profession. In particular in the following areas: Connectivity and home automation / The environment and energy / 3D and drones.
In an exclusive partnership with Gl Events, EuroSpaPoolNews invites you to discover the video interviews conducted at the Pool Studio, on the Piscine Global Europe 2018. Every day, in this dedicated video studio, 3 interviews are filmed, edited and broadcasted on Social Networks, on the...
The Belgian manufacturer of OASE automatic swimming pool covers celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Based in Proven (Belgium) and today directed by CEO Frédéric Claeys, the company is one of the most experienced European suppliers in the swimming pool technology sector. Fifty years ago,...
To respond to regulatory frameworks, to specific demands of customers and the growth of the sector, the swimming pool professional has had to train himself and acquire new skills. Pool Safety Law 2007, construction standards, DTU (unified technical documents), DP/PC urbanisation... The profession...
In an exclusive partnership with Gl Events, EuroSpaPoolNews invites you to discover the video interviews conducted at the Pool Studio, on the Piscine Global Europe 2018. Every day, in this dedicated video studio, 3 interviews are filmed, edited and broadcasted on Social Networks, on the...
Because, over the past ten years, the swimming pool profession has gone through a real revolution, linked to a profound change in the demands of customers who are keen on innovations and new approaches.  Design, environment, home automation, security ... Pool professionals have had to train...
In July, Fluidra and Zodiac closed their overall merger. The combined company now has 5,500 employees, a portfolio of the most widely recognized brands in the industry and a presence in over 45 countries. The new company has kept the Fluidra name and remains listed on the Spanish stock exchange.
1948: In the wake of the Second World War, Louis GACHES (father of the company’s current CEO, Pierre GACHES) got hold of chemical products thanks to the Marshall Plan and made his first formulas in the basement of the family home. Ever since he joined the company, Pierre, his son, has been...
The PISCINE GLOBAL EUROPE exhibition showcases 4 offers: "Residential", residential pools for private use, "Commercial", for public pools, aquatic centres, hotels and open-air accommodation, "Outdoor", for pool landscaping, and "Wellness" for fitness (spas, saunas and steam rooms, fitness...
Thanks to the PIP Scanner application, PENTAIR offers you many gifts and a chance to win a cruise in the Caribbean during the Piscine Global Show. Pentair’s PIP Scanner mobile app, makes life easier for pool professionals by making the sale and maintenance of TradeGrade products easier than...
The Lyon exhibition, as always, offers the opportunity not only to meet the sales teams and heads of SCP’s agencies, but also the managers of the European subsidiaries, and also the SCP Europe team led by Sylvia Monfort. During this edition, visitors also have the occasion to talk to the...
This year, POLYTROPIC, a specialist in pool heating, celebrates 15 years serving pool professionals by welcoming you to a brand new stand. The entire team always love taking part in this unmissable event for the market, but this year promises to be packed with festivities and innovations!  
The Professione Acqua Convegno d’Autunno is the big event of its kind in Italy for builders, designers, suppliers and managers of swimming pools and health & fitness centres. Now taking place for the fifth time, it continues to grow.
BUILDING Pool Cover Profiles is a 100% Belgian company which manufactures the profiles to assemble a swimming pool cover. The company places special emphasis on supplying these profiles for the pool cover constructors by offering a high quality and a wide variety of profiles, available in...
This 1st October, Hexagone celebrated its 9th anniversary in the German and Austrian markets. Three fundamental values  - the sense of service, the commitment and the human - have contributed to the creation of this company.
EPAI is starting its 15th year in the swimming pool market (private and commercial), with a main offer in pool heat pumps ranging from 3 to 300kW. Its 15 different ranges and a full ability for customization rank the company among the major players of the sector in France.