The latest news for pool and spa professionals

BSPF Managing Director Chris Hayes updates Eurospapoolnews readers on what has been happening in the UK wet leisure sector over the past 12 months, highlighting some key items to look out for in 2021.
Discover SPATEX Virtual, the UK’s only international water leisure show, from Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th February. Totally unique, it is like no other virtual show that has gone before.
The Dryden Pool Academy is a new online training service which will give all pool professionals the opportunity to significantly increase their overall knowledge in swimming pools.
Pentair organises 5 webinars for pool professionals. The program covers 5 Pentair equipment for a virtuous pool in 2021: new heat pump InverTemp, maintenance and sale of a variable speed pump, automation solutions and sale of cartridge filters.
Water-i.d. GmbH, manufacturer of water analysis devices and reagents from Karlsruhe, decided to support the "Steps for Children" project in Namibia. The “€ 1 per PoolLab 1.0 photometer sold for Steps for Children” campaign was a complete success.
Not to be stopped by the pandemic, the 2021 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards take place during SPATEX Virtual, on Tuesday 2nd February, starting at 17.00 UTC. This exciting virtual event opens with a short re-presentation of the 2020 ISPE awards, followed by the results of the 2021 BISHTA Awards and...
Hosted by the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA), the annual European Pool and Spa Awards celebrate the most outstanding domestic pools, spas and hot tubs in the Water Leisure Industry, with award winners from across Europe competing for the highest accolades.
The IMC team wishes you a Happy New Year 2021.
There's just 4 weeks to Spatex Virtual but only one day left to book your stand. So book your stand here now. 
Superior Wellness is celebrating after its triple award success in the recent UK Pool and Spa Awards 2020. After a challenging but rewarding 2020 the team at Chesterfield based Superior Wellness were successful in winning three awards at the prestigious event held virtually on 10 December 2020. 
TECNOVA PISCINAS, initially planned for February 2021, is  postponed until the 22 to 25 February 2022, in order to guarantee a more favourable and stable environment.
How will companies evolve in the future? Will we be back to sharing the office with our colleagues? Will more space be needed to create or produce? Will that same space also be a place of aggregation, exchange and well-being? This and many others have for a while been hot topics in the agenda of...
The first European show of 2021, it takes place Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th February, and gives you access not only to the UK water leisure market but also the world.
From 24 November 2020, Superior Spas officially became Superior Wellness. The business has changed to reflect what they do and their growth. They lead the market as the UK’s largest hot tub distributor and create premium, high quality products focused on improving your health and well-being.
To reward the creations by swimming pool builders, SCP Europe organised a photo contest just for its clients in Europe. The contest started in October 2019 and finished in July 2020. Today, the winners are known. 
The (PIP) Pool Industry Promotions, campaign to promote the UK hot tub and pool industry for 2020 started in June this year. In October, the PIP committee met online with our campaign agency (Speed Communications) for an evaluation and to assess the KPI achievements which are outlined below.
In order to host trade fairs such as aquanale 2021  – International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience – as in-person events and to provide a safe trade fair experience for exhibitors and visitors in the coronavirus era, Koelnmesse presented the prototype of a trade fair that translates the...
Reach a world of new international markets for, wait for it… just £995 (ex VAT)! This buys you a stand at SPATEX Virtual where you have the potential to reach visitors from all over the world.
The annual 2021 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards hosted by BISHTA and SPATA is a vital way to provide much-needed publicity and good news stories for the Wet Leisure Industry. The 2021 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards will also be going virtual next year!
The Pool and Spa Show, powered by NESPA, announces plans to move its 2021 Show to a live-streaming Experience. From 26th to 28th of January, the event will take an interactive format.
Franck GEORGE, the CEO of ASCOMAT, has won the exclusive distribution of the American brand STARBRITE’s maintenance products for France and Europe.
Seamaid has imagined a waterproof LED pool projector capable of adapting to all pools and guarantees a quick and risk-free renovation. SEAMAID offers you a tutorial detailing the different steps to install the Ecoproof LED lamp.
The annual international networking event World Sauna Forum takes place on December 3-4, 2020. World Sauna Forum 2020 is a sauna event you don’t want to miss. The programme consists of fascinating talks and discussions, when 12 speakers share their thoughts on the Finnish sauna lifestyle and...
Organized on the historic dates of Piscine Global Europe, next November 17 and 18, Piscine Connect  is a digital solution offered to swimming pool and spa professionals, to discuss innovations and new products on the market during the launch, facilitate their networking and thus respect the...
DRYDEN AQUA installed its integrated water treatment system for pools, Dryden Daisy® at the Zaton Holiday Resort, in Croatia. Pool „AMEBA“ is the biggest pool on Zaton Holiday Resort location.
The organizers of Piscine Global Europe announce the postponement of the international swimming pool and spa show initially scheduled for February 9 to 12, 2021. But let's meet at Piscine Connect on November 17 and 18, 2020.
Following the last government announcements, FILTRINOV remains in place in order to support you.
Twinscape Group, the leading innovator of Hydrofloors® bespoke movable floors for swimming pools and spas, continues its international growth with a move to a much larger UK facility in Ipswich, Suffolk.
Cigna has selected Team Horner Group as a recipient of the annual Cigna Well-Being Award for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of its employees through a workplace wellness program. 
Since 2010 – when the first hot tub rolled off the production line in Dabas – Wellis has been making efforts every day to ensure that its hot tubs meet the highest standards of quality.
The Wet Leisure Industry Survey is launched every year by Golden Coast in association with leading organisations such as BSPF, ISPE, SPATA, BISHTA and industry trade press. By gathering feedback from across the country, the survey generates statistics and insights that companies can use to make...
NIVEKO has recently completed the fundamental redesign of the firm’s main presentation channels, i.e. its website and its printed catalogues. The entire concept is based on the theme of water and the feelings associated with a pool, such as a bubble motif that runs through all these...
The PISCINE GLOBAL EUROPE trade show has been adapted to the current special circumstances by splitting into 2 complementary events, meeting the needs of professionals in the swimming pool and hot tub industry. The traditional physical trade show format will take place from 9 to 12 February 2021...
The UK’s only International water leisure exhibition, SPATEX 2021, is to go virtual in February (Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th  February) in an innovative all-inclusive new venture. The decision is in line with recent UK government regulation and follows suit with other major European shows.
The Tašmajdan Sports Centre in Belgrade has a long and decorated history, but three moments in particular are worthy of special emphasis: the centre’s founding in 1958; 1973, when the facility played host to the first-ever World Championships of Water Polo; and now, with the centre’s...
The pool heat pumps manufacturer PHNIX established European Service Center including the following services for its partners: Field Service, Spare part and Product Inventory, Display of latest developed product and technology, new product testing, technical training.
GL events Exhibitions have altered Piscine Global Europe to meet the needs of sector players in the context of Covid-19. Piscine Global Europe, is now staged in two distinct events - a digital event, on November 17th and 18th, 2020 and a physical event, including full digital support services,...
The 8th European Pool and Spa Awards are being held at Global Piscine Europe (in Lyon, France) in February 2021 and judging of the entries is underway. The exact date and time for the event is still being finalised with the show organisers. EUSA’s President Bert Granderath will be announcing the...
PAL Lighting is the producer and manufacturer of advanced and evolving pool lighting systems. The PAL range provides you with the products to create statement pools with exclusive atmosphere.
Although aquanale 2021 is not due to open for around another 15 months, the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool and Ambience is already registering numerous enquiries from the industry concerning participation. The exhibition will take place from 26 to 29 Oktober 2021.
Espiroflex is a leading family-run company for the manufacture and sale of technical and lay-flat (flexible) hoses, primarily for the swimming pool sector, with Hidrotubo. It makes its own materials to manufacture its products. Soditecc sells its rubber and PVC hoses in France. 
The #everydaycation campaign - from the PIP committee of professionals -  began in June with the mission of making waves for the UK Hot Tub and Pool Industry. The campaign has received some great press and media coverage (in the Nationals and online), on the Radio Waves and is also very present...
The eighth European Awards, hosted by EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations) are set to be announced at the swimming pool show Picine Global (Lyon, France) now rearranged for February 2021. the following companies have all been eligible for the EUSA Awards due to being...
The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, co-located with DeckExpo (PSP/DeckExpo), is reimagining this year’s event. "We’re excited to host the virtual event over the same dates, November 11 - 13, with registration opening later this fall."  
Lincoln Pool Equipment, a leading pool products distributor in Australia, has reached agreement with BWT to distribute pool robots in Australia.
In June 2020, WDT Werner Dosiertechnik - specialist of measuring, controlling and dosing systems for swimming pools, wellness facilities and drinking/ waste water treatment - won the TOP 100 Trophy in the Innovative Processes and Organisation category.
Forumpiscine also changed the dates of its event which will be held in Bologna from 24.02.2021 to 26.02.2021.
Together with the German Association for the Recreational and Medicinal Bath Industry and after consultation with exhibitors and close partners, Messe Stuttgart has decided to postpone interbad until 21 to 24 September 2021. 
GL events has decided to postpone the next edition of Piscine Global Europe, initially scheduled from 17 to 20 November 2020, in Lyon - Eurexpo.
From 3rd to 6th November, ASOFAP, the Spanish Association for Professionals in the Swimming Pool Sector, and Fira de Barcelona are organising the third Piscina & Wellness Forum, a digital event to tackle post-pandemic sector challenges and trends that will combine lectures, solution presentations...
Organised by Koelnmesse, the next edition of the international spopga + gafa trade fair opened to professionals has been postponed to May 30, 2021 (instead of September 6, 2020). It will be held on the Cologne exhibition site on May 30 and June 1, 2021. The garden lifestyle will be in the...
Fluidra, the global specialist in the pool and wellness equipment business reaches a deal to acquire the Belgium based distributor of pool products. This acquisition will be an important strategic step for Fluidra Belgium, whose mission is to become the leading supplier to the Belgian swimming...
Specialised in pool water treatment equipment, the Spanish company INNOWATER has achieved 20% turnover growth in 2019. This manufacturer of salt water chlorinators, dosing and control systems and water treatment equipment strengthens its position, particularly in UK, by setting up a dedicated...
TECNOVA PISCINAS, Technology and Innovation Trade Fair for Aquatic Facilities, is organising its third edition for the 23 to 26 February 2021. TECNOVA PISCINAS is being well received among the industry businesses, which along with the event’s trend towards growth, means that it will be expanded...
The annual British Pool & Hot Tub Awards hosted by BISHTA and SPATA as part of the Industry Gala Evening is a vital way to provide much-needed publicity and good news stories. Plans have started to be set in place for a celebration to remember at the Industry Gala Awards evening during SPATEX...
Maytronics has acquired the business of Bünger & Frese, one of its distributors of its Dolphin-brand robotic pool cleaners in Germany, from BWT Wassertechnik GmbH (BWT). Bünger & Frese is a privately-owned company, which is specialized in the distribution of pool equipment and products, with a...
During the Covid-19 lockdown, the team at BISHTA and SPATA (Jan Hardy, Sallie Leslie-Golding, Isabel Lock, Debbie Thornton and Caroline Cross) and also the SPATEX team (Michele Bridle, Helen Mulingani, Thay Castro, Penny Farmer) both lead by Chris Hayes, didn't waste any time. The various...
International water treatment and swimming pool equipment manufacturer, Waterco Ltd, has acquired Automated Pool Products Pty Ltd (Autopool) in Australia. This purchase is part of Waterco' strategy to reinforce its market share by offering comprehensive pool and spa solutions to customers...
Piscine Global Europe, the world’s leading exhibition in the pool and spa sector, will take place as planned from 17 to 20 November 2020, at Lyon - Eurexpo in France. Divisional Director Florence Mompo outlines the main features of the 2020 show.
The torch for SPATEX 2021, the Pool, Spa & Wellness Show, has been lit with the launch of a bright, beautiful new website befitting of this very special 25th anniversary event.
After twelve years of fruitful collaboration, it's time for a change for the team of Executive Officers at bsw, consisting of Dieter C. Rangol, Silke Reiss and Ute Wanschura. 
Sallie Leslie-Golding - PR & Marketing Manager for the BSPF, BISHTA and SPATA - shared some news about the very next campaign set to benefit every company involved in the UK Pool and Hot tub industry.
American Pool is using PCFR’s innovative technology to increase safety and deliver the best possible pool result while assuring compliance with county, state and federal code. Together, American Pool and PCFR are changing pool service with results-based outcomes using automated control and real...
The growing number of strict environmental regulations is having an increasing impact on swimming pool specialists and is already heavily affecting the swimming pool sector all over Europe. Many swimming pool specialists have already taken them on board and offer an increasingly virtuous range of...
Special Spring, an English/French bilingual print edition is sent out to over 8,000 pool and spa professionals in France and Europe every year. However, due to these exceptional circumstances, EuroSpaPoolNews has taken action and is helping support the entire industry. The Special Spring therefore...
Faced with the exceptional circumstances  of the Covid-19 crisis, to remain at the side of  all European professionals of the swimming pool & spa industry,  the articles in this special edition #KeepInTouch are available online in 5 languages.
SCP developed various tools to use online severalyears ago and made them available to professionals. These different platforms available on the web allow swimming pool specialists to get information, place their online orders and follow their development  from anywhere, but also to support their...
Despite these difficult times when many, like USSPA, have to deal with government restrictions linked to this global epidemic, to the sudden closure of showrooms and those of their export partners, the Czech company didn’t loose courage and started to help those in need. 
In these times of uncertainty with the fear of the coronavirus being in many peoples’ minds, the Fluidra teams produced a White Paper on the disinfection of swimming pools. Let’s have a look to swimming pools, their potential risks and the necessary pool water treatment to make sure the...
In 2020, Technics & Applications (T&A) is celebrating its 25th anniversary, having been founded in 1995 by Ludo VERVOORT, then run for the last 15 years by Joeri DILS, the company director. 
As part of the health crisis linked to Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Pool Technologie company has rallied together and as a sign of solidarity is offering its sodium hypochlorite production.
Myrtha Pools asked itself about the possibility of a short-term reopening of swimming pools and swimming centers and contributes to a better understanding of the Covid-19 transmission risks in chlorinated water, typical of the swimming pool environment.
Because we have to be by your side, you the professionals of the swimming pool and hot tub industry, all our teams are working to adapt to this unprecedented situation. This is why we have decided to keep going and produce our EuroSpaPoolNews Special Spring, an English/French bilingual print...
The decision to reschedule the SPLASH! Pool and Spa Expo to Wednesday 25 – Thursday 26 August 2021 has been well received by the exhibitors, visitors and delegates, especially by the international exhibitors.
After many years working as a technician for the Hayward After-Sales Service, Nicolas DROUHIN has just been appointed as the After-Sales Service Manager for Europe, based out of Saint-Vulbas. He will now report directly to Ivan MATA, the Quality Manager for Europe.
At Hydro-Flux Aqua Products, having just came back from three more successful trade shows at the end of the 2019 season, we were excited to get the new 2020 season underway. We had finalised our new turbine design, signed up even more distributors, and started working on a new flush prototype...
In the swimming pool and spa sector, like so many others, the operations of numerous companies have been affected by the Coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic. During what is a difficult time for everyone, the company IMC and its entire team, via its various platforms, are by your side, just like they...
After a closure in march in order to allow our team to be safe home, Filtrinov opens again from Monday, april 20, 2020 with a reduced team. For this, the company puts special procedures and material to work safely.
All our Peraqua team members can be reached either by phone or by email and are striving to work on your enquiries and orders in the best possible way to support you and your company for the successful development 2020 with our high quality products and services.
In partnership with the 3Dcovid19.tech “Printing to Save Lives” initiative, the company is making consumables and valves for ICU standard ventilators and face shield visors. It has so far manufactured over 90,000 parts for requesting hospitals to cover high demand owing to rise in Covid-19...
Despite the current scenario due to the coronavirus in Europe and Germany in particular, we would like to convey to you that today the performance of our plants has not been affected. We currently do not foresee any risk of disruption due to the COVID-19
At the end of January, the 4th Innovation Days of the pool accessories manufacturer and wholesaler Peraqua took place under the slogan "Pooled Intelligence 4.0". The about 150 participants were able to gain information about new products and trends on the market in talks, workshops and at Peraqua...
Rick Von Drehle, Pleatco's CEO, has just made an email announcement to the pool professionals: "We are here for you! Working together to keep on rolling! At Pleatco our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees, partners, and customers. We understand the growing concern over...
Due to the escalation of Covid-19 and with the Federal Government announcing a ban on all non-essential indoor events, SPASA Australia and Interpoint Events have made the difficult but sensible decision to postpone the SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show for this year. The SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show...
The manufacturer of hoses and pipes Espiroflex collaborates with Seat to combat the coronavirus. Last weekend Espiroflex received a call from Seat asking for their help in making respirators. The automobile group needed breathing tubes that connect the machine to the patient and they went to this...
With the government push to reduce social contact and minimise non-essential travel, the range of financial measures put in place by the Prime Minister to compensate companies that may be affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a very welcome move in the right direction to support businesses.
On February 11 14, 2020, the 24th international exhibition of domestic and industrial equipment for heating, water supply, engineering and plumbing systems, ventilation, air conditioning, swimming pools, saunas and spas Aquatherm Moscow 2020 ran successfully in Moscow. The exhibition confirmed its...
Our bilingual edition, written in French and Dutch, EuroSpaPoolNews "Special BENELUX n ° 6" was released and was sent to more than 1,500 professionals in the Swimming Pool, Spa & Wellness market in Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and the North of France. Discover this issue in its entirety....
Due to the huge success of AFM®, the 100% bio-resistant media filter, the factory in Scotland is now running at full capacity so Dryden Aqua has built another one in Switzerland. To mark the opening of this new 7000 m2 production site, built in 9 months, the company organised a huge event in...
From the 28th to 30thJanuary 2020, the 39th Pool & Spa Show organised by the Northeast Spa & Pool Association took place at the Atlantic City Convention Center (USA).  For this annual edition, the trade fair brought together more than 400 exhibitors from the Pool and Spa industry.  Our colleague...
Fluidra, global leader in the pool and wellness equipment industry has reached a deal and acquires the Asutralian manufacturer Fabtronics. This latter designs and manufactures efficient and cost-effective electronics solutions which participated expand the Fluidra's pool products portfolio. This...
Having turned heads with the world’s first pink Formula 1 car in 2017 and building upon three successful seasons as Principal Sponsor, BWT and Racing Point have expanded their relationship so that the team will be known as “BWT Racing Point F1 Team”. As unveiled to assembled media and guests...
If there is one defining element of SPATEX 2020 it is the colour Green! This was the year the Show turned Green. From the bright green carpet welcoming visitors to the Ricoh Arena’s Ericsson Hall to the sea of green hats at the SPATEX Networking Party. 
EuroSpaPoolNews Special UK N# 15 was distributed at for free at Spatex, the pool, spa and wellness show from 28 to 30 January 2020 in Coventry, England. It is also available online on our site...
The British Pool & Hot Tub Awards are the longest established and most prestigious swimming pool, spa, hot tub and wellness awards event, attracting entries from companies across the UK (and some from overseas). These awards bring together BISHTA and SPATA to celebrate the achievements and...
XL Pools, based in the south of England in the borough of Kent, has been raking in awards both nationally and internationally. At the end of 2019 XL Pools were awarded silver in the domestic pool enclosures category at the European Pool and Spa Awards, awarded by EUSA (European Union of Swimming...
Greg Andrews, Terry Brannon, Larry Drasin, Michael Given and Kate Wiseman are the new faculty members of the GENESIS program. They will provide accredited education to the 1,800 students of the the Pool and Hot tub Alliance's training program (residential design and build). To ensure GENESIS...
PoolCop, the connected automation system for the swimming pools and spas, has just received the NSF certification, specification CCS 20628. PoolCop Evolution American Pool, with its multiport valve and automatic controller systems, is now certified to be used in swimming pools and spas of United...
Piscine Global Europe, the landmark event for the pool and wellnessindustry, will give professionals in the sector the opportunity to come together between 17 and 20 November 2020 at Eurexpo, Lyon – France. The industry’s leading trade fair, Piscine Global Europe, will continue to focus on the...
The French manufacturer has become increasingly influential across Europe in 32 years, with 7 branches covering Germany, Scandinavia, Switzerland, England, Italy, Spain, and the Benelux countries. Hexagone Manufacture has managed to create a solid position for itself on the world market for...