The latest news for pool and spa professionals

As part of the Piscine and Aqualie 2012 shows taking place at Eurexpo-Lyon, the members of the jury* announced the names of the Innovation Award winners on Tuesday 13 November to an audience of 300 professionals and press representatives. This year’s prize-giving ceremony was organised in...
In order to certify international clients, Biodesign has established the Biodesign Academy, a comprehensive training course for the installation of their pools. The course will be run over three days at the company headquarters, where product characteristics, sales systems and particularly...
Evert Jan DE SMET has just been appointed AQUA COVER Sales Manager. Evert Jan will be the direct contact for resellers in the company and will help them with their projects, encouraged, of course, by the whole Aqua Cover team.  
Fluidra, the listed Spanish multinational group devoted to developing applications for the sustainable use of water, has opened new branch offices in Romania and Montenegro. Following these launches, the group now has direct operations in 41 countries and distributes its products in over 170...
Chemoform AG celebrated its anniversary on 8th October, with around 260 guests, including 120 employees and German and foreign partners.  The fifty successful years of the company were retraced in a short film that gave some very interesting insights into the company, its philosophy and its...
On October 9, 2012, upon the invitation of Alukov HZ, spol. s.r.o. company owner, Mr. Jan Zitko, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft visited Alukov company headquarters and the nearby city Chrudim.
Samy BIBAY, CMD of EVERBLUE, looks forward to meeting you at the Salon de Lyon, on stand 5G11 - STRUCTURA FEAT, where he will present two exceptional products, two cards that can be very important for you: the STRUCTURA FEAT construction panels concept and the EVERPOMPE pump...
EuroSpaPoolNews and its whole team look forward to welcoming you on its booth at PISCINE 2012 - EUREXPO Lyon, from 13th to 16th November, for 4 intense days immersed in a world of water! Our special edition of Le JUSTE LIEN will be distributed at the entrance of the exhibition to bring you all the...
Like it does every year, PoolCorp, the parent company of SCP Europe, held its «International Sales Conference and Vendors Showcase « in Dallas, U.S.A., from 5th to 7th October.
On the occasion of its 35th anniversary, Dimension One Spas® innovates in strength and beauty, with new designs and technological advances. To complete its offer in the [email protected] range, Dimension One Spas® has launched two new spas of 234 cm x 234 cm, combining comfort and conviviality, at...
After being Director of Sales and Marketing for many years, Armin Herger was appointed Manager of Speck Pumpen on 1 January 2012. Under his leadership, sales have more than doubled.  Speck is now the leader in the European market for pumps for private pools and has also increased its presence in...
Bundesverband Schwimmbad & Wellness e.V. (bsw) has launched the first blog for the swimming pool industry. www.bsw-total.de contains all the latest industry news in real time, in text, picture and video format. The blog is primarily intended for industry experts and, alongside key dates and...
The A. di Arcobaleno brand now belongs to a new company: EOS Srl, founded with the precise aim of reinforcing the brand on the Italian and foreign markets, setting up the necessary organization with new financial support and human resources. The new company is comprised of the Chairman and CEO,...
Beverly Hills Rayyan is a luxury residence compound located in Al Rayyan area, Doha - Qatar that features both villas and apartments. It is consisting of 498 units with around 2,500 residents is enjoying the countless amount of amenities which in turn has made this a full-service residential area....
A seminar at the upcoming 2012 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo will provide attendees with the latest market intelligence on the best US pool markets.
The Group Siebec and its subsidiary Weltico, have moved to their new premises near Grenoble, at Saint-Egrève. Now the company disposes of a surface area of 4,000 m², with 700 m² of office space and 3,300 m² divided equally into a workshop and a storage area. At this particular site, the...
Preformati's patented pool technique with self-supporting walls without buttresses proved to be particularly suitable for restructuring the thermal centre of Pejo.
UK photometer specialist Palintest has supplied a Pooltest 25 Professional Plus photometer for testing the quality of the swimming pool water in the Aquatics Centre at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
Polish water park specialist Pol-Glass has supplied a range of equipment for the newly opened thermal baths in Uniejów, Poland. The water attractions for younger children include children’s pool with a castle, coral fountains and a water bucket – all decorated in an exotic atmosphere and...
The organisers of UK pool and spa trade show Spatex have announced that they now have 20 worldwide media partners secured for the 2013 event, being held on 3–5 February.
During the Piscine 2012 exhibition, you can participate in mini-seminars presented by partners, institutions, experts and also exhibitors, that will help you to take stock of the market and improve your business! The organizers of the exhibition propose two programmes to professionals - one in...
More technical information, greater overview, better quality - all this and more can be found on the revamped, restructured homepage of Peraqua. In addition to a comprehensive presentation of the company’s products, www.peraqua.com now also includes the following highlights: a YouTube video...
Procopi Deutschland has inaugurated in June 2012 a new training and exhibition center in Meißen, Sachsen.
Relilax is the first "beauty farm" in Italy that can boast of a Biodesign creation.
DiGi Project has been chosen by the Unione Italiana Lotta alla Distrofia Muscolare (UILDM) [Italian Union Against Muscular Dystrophy], in agreement with Milan City Council, to equip 19 swimming pools with its pool lifts in 2012. This is recognition of the company’s commitment to finding...
The time is ripe for preparing for the season that starts early September.  Present in the South African market for the last 2 years, the company is developing, in partnership with EARTHECO, a major company in the region that actively campaigns for the protection of wildlife and its environment....
In only its second year, India’s only pool & spa expo has become the industry’s show, confirming its position with an even greater international presence.  The recently concluded 2nd WAVES Expo 2012 continues to expand and advance the industry, whilst helping international companies also...
Just a few weeks before the start of interbad 2012, the European must-attend event for the industries of swimming pools, saunas and spas, almost 500 exhibiting companies are in the starting blocks. For four days they will present new products and trends to visitors from home and abroad and...
Hexagone, leader in France and No. 2 in Europe, certainly won Olympic gold by equipping the London Olympic pool and 4 other pools in the city! The year 2012 has been a record-breaking year for Hexagone with the significant supply contract for all the pools in Paris and the replacement of a number...
The brand Piscine UK, launched by GL events exhibitions and New Events, came to an end for reasons relating to the event focus. A new show developed by New Events and mixing professional and end user visitors will still take place in Birmingham in January however without the involvement of Piscine...
Pool & SPA Exhibition, from 26 to 28 of September, will be dedicated for Pool and SPA industry and show case QPS 2012 new and existing companies & operators, looking for best deals in the domain with an extensive range of equipments, Machineries, accessories, Materials, Architects and Decorations....
Rail event tickets from 79 Euro and perfect infrastructure for trade fair visitors, 130 flight connections within eyeshot of the Stuttgart-based interbad... interbad access is becoming easier for professionals.
Green Pools Conference, Best Practice Award and the Project Village new additions to ME Pool & Spa 2012. In light of steady growth of the regional construction industry, which is estimated to have total projects worth USD 98 billion, the demand for pool and spa products and services will be...
Zaha Hadid's Aquatic Centre was certainly one of the most admired sporting facilities seen recently during the London Games. Drawing inspiration from the flowing forms of moving water, this gigantic "frozen wave", which cost 83 million Euros, was conceived to accommodate up to 17,500 spectators.
Interbad 2012, of the most important international meeting-points for the swimming pool, sauna and spa industries, will be held at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre from 9 to 12 October 2012. The topic of saunas will not only be presented on the exhibition stands of the market leaders from home and...
The recent merger between US companies Pentair and Tyco International has created a global leader in flow, filtration and equipment protection, according to the newly combined operation.
Ozone and UV water treatment manufacturer Triogen is continuing its commitment to providing excellent customer service with the appointment of Michael McKenna as a technical after-sales support specialist.
The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) is conducting a public consultation on its draft industry-wide code of practice on swimming pool water management. The draft code of practice is based on the organisation’s authoritative book of guidelines, ‘Swimming Pool Water: treatment and...
UK pool cover manufacturer Plastica will be exhibiting at LIW (Leisure Industry Week) at the National Exhibition Centre for the sixth consecutive year between 18 and 20 September 2012, stand P30.
Spa Crest Europe has appointed Mosaic Swimming Pools of Brackley in Northamptonshire as brand dealers for their area. The appointment coincides with the opening of a dedicated Mosaic showroom in Botolph Claydon on the Buckinghamshire/Northamptonshire border displaying six Spa Crest hot tub models,...
Visitors to the India Waves 2012 international pool and spa expo in Delhi can qualify as Commercial Pool/Spa Operators during the show in a two-day course certified by the US National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF).
The Indian company Megavent, associated partner of IPC Team, carried out its first historic sale and installation of SPA DOME ORLANDO enclosure (diameter 4,0m, height 2,3m). The installation took place without any major problems and demanded 2 and ½ working hours of a 6 people team.
One of the APPW missions, to help the abroad producer to get in touch with local pools constructors, marked another success.  The Italian company C.A.G. Chemical entered the Romanian market.
To extend this well started season, CCEI offers the last release of the spare parts catalog. The company is committed in maintaining the most competitive prices possible, in a difficult economic environment, in order to help pool professionals to best handle their projects.
This innovative visual information system designed for water polo and chosen by the International Swimming Federation was used for the very first time during an Olympic competition.
Whereas in mid-summer outdoor pools temporarily reach the desired temperature “all by themselves” (with a bit of luck), during the rest of the time they fall a few degrees Celsius short of that “feel-good” level. In cooler times of the year in particular, the unheated outdoor pool is...
The STA (Swimming Teachers Association) is to be an exclusive partner for Spatex 2013 to help further develop standards in the wet leisure industry, the organisers of the pool and spa trade show have announced.
This Spanish brand, which designs and manufactures hot tubs, is to upgrade its online presence with the launch of a new corporate website available in four languages: English, Spanish, French and German. This is essential for a continually growing company that already has operations in over 40...
The organisers of the 2012 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, Hanley Wood, have partnered with Maryland-based software company Core-Apps to launch a mobile phone app designed to give show exhibitors and attendees a better show experience.
The founder and historical leader of GRANDO in Germany was, since 1963, at the origin of several innovations in the swimming pool sector. He developed a fully automatic slated rolling cover system for pools (helping to maintain water temperature for a longer time and protect pools from the major...
The industry meeting point for swimming pools, saunas and spas, will open its doors from 9 – 12 October at Messe Stuttgart. The organisers think interbad will register new records this year after already setting a new top record in 2010 with 460 exhibitors and they are expecting a new record...
The André Prévot swimming pool, in Sedan, France, was opened to the public in April 2012. It was fitted with the "AngelEye" system, distributed in France by FuturaPlay. The AngelEye safety system is designed to monitor swimmers in public pools.
Three UK water companies have announced that they have removed their Temporary Use Ban (TUB) from Thursday 14 June as a result of high rainfall. Anglian, Southern and Thames Water – which rely on reservoirs for their water supplies – say the lifting of the hosepipe ban has been possible...
Fibre-optic and LED lighting specialist Atmospheric Zone has moved to new premises in Sussex. The company’s new contact details are as follows.
The American National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has announced the launch of the Recreational Water Illnesses online training course and handbook. Designed to help pool professionals understand and prevent water-related illnesses, the course aims to ensure a safer environment for bathers. The...
The 7th annual general meeting grouping together all 14 registered members of the European Economic Alliance, known as Inter Pool Cover Team (IPC Team, E.E.I.G.), was held at company headquarters in Orel (CZ) on Friday June 22nd , 2012.
Several editions of Le JUSTE LIEN from now to the end of the year are waiting in the wings to bring you news about the Pool and Spa industry.  Keeping pace with the calendar of international exhibitions, your news and new products will set the tempo for this year end before the eagerly awaited...
The organisers of the 2012 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo have announced the opening of online registration for the event. Registration is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at  www.PoolSpaPatio.com/attendee, with early registration saving money on the entrance fee and avoiding...
This year, the European standards drafting group for "Chemical products used to treat swimming pool water" met in Oslo (Norway) on Wednesday, May 23rd.  As chairman of this group, Dr. Xavier DAROK, Director of the Océdis laboratory, presented an update on the progress of on-going work. 
SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show is recognised as the must attend event for manufacturers, retailers, pool builders, contractors, architects, landscapers, engineers and service technicians to stay ahead of market directions as the wet industry continues to expand and take on  new dimensions and...
PROCOPI has designed, manufactured and assembled its own thermoforming machine for the production of SPAFRANCE spas. Its design was guided by certain technical choices, in particular the automatic loading of spa plates and the option to pre-heat the plate.
The official training course covering the installation of Renolit Alkorplan’s reinforced pool membrane is now certified by the German TÜV organisation, the company says.
Having provided major support to pool and spa dealers for more than 12 years through high inventory levels and an extensive spa product portfolio with in-house technical services, SCP UK is emphasising its strong spa heritage and excellent positioning in the market covering the Beachcomber,...
MIDAS Pool & Fountain Products GmbH has moved to a new headquarters building in the central German town of Eichenzell.
"We are really proud to have been selected to clean the pool during the 2012 London Olympics and also four other Olympic swimming pools in the city.  In this selection we see a recognition of our expertise and the solutions that we offer with our wide range of products..."
Latham International (Pacific Pools, Kafko, Fort Wayne Pools), through its European branch, PPE, is gaining strength in Europe with the signing of a distribution agreement for Permalife 1.22 m and 1.52 m polymer panels with Polytropic, based in Lyon. This agreement confirms the Latham group's...
As we already announced a few months ago, Alain GAZZOLA sold his companies, Monarch Pool Systems Europe and Monarch Pool Systems Iberica in May 2011 to the Australian Holding GUD, which owns DAVEY WATER, among others.
Myrtha Pools, one of the world’s leaders in the swimming pool industry, is taking part in the American Trials ahead of the London Olymic Games. The Trials will be taking place in Omaha from 25 June to 2 July and for the occasion Myrtha Pools has installed two 50m pools with ten lanes that will...
A very large number of partners throughout Europe have already signed up for the Pentair Partners Incentive Programme (PIP) which rewards them for their sales efforts. It is already the third anniversary of this programme which includes over 2000 subscribers across Europe.
US hot tub manufacturer Marquis Spas has donated its 500th hot tub through the Make-a-Wish foundation, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
The US National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has launched two online courses in metric providing basic education in pool and spa operation and water chemistry.
The Holbrook Leisure Centre in Gosport, Hampshire, is being closed six months early at the end of June following claimed weather damage to its roof.
The Pool Expo 2012 Exhibition was held on 2–5 May 2012 at the Istanbul Exhibition Centre, Hall 11. Organised by Hannover-Messe Sodeks Fuarcılık A.Ş., a total of 65 companies from five different countries participated in the exhibition, which covered a net area of 3150 sqm.
The UAE Society of Engineers is to launch the UAE Pool Industry Best Practices Awards at the ME Pool & Spa exhibition, to be staged from 24-26 September in Dubai.
Since March, pool professionals have been invited to participate in the First Professional International Pool Competition, iPool2012, which closes on 31st July 2012. We have already received entries from 43 professionals, and nearly 100 pool photos have already been published. In terms of visitors...
Wyoming-based spa manufacturer Viking Spas has been awarded the US President's “E” Award, said to be the highest recognition any American company can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of US exports.
Archbond in UK, the well known producer of Isothermal Pool Cover materials for the professionals, made their first sales to Continental Europe in 1986 and now have many customers throughout Western and Eastern Europe purchasing on a regular basis.
For the first time USSPA, the first Czech manufacturer of Jacuzzis, presented its latest innovation at SHK 2012, Brno, Czech Republic. The automatic thermocover ACS ® enjoyed a lot of attention from the visitors as well as exciting the expert panel. On the very day it was introduced on the...
The organisers of the ME Pool & Spa show, Reed Exhibitions Middle East, have announced a cooperative initiative with Ventures Middle East to invite pool and spa professionals to take part in a Project Village networking forum at the exhibition.
Celebrating its 25 years, the Canadian spa manufacturer, Sunrise Spas, a division of Sunrise Leisure Group, announces a new management team in its European Distribution Center based in Zoetermeer, Holland.
OCEDIS, bolstered by its significant development, has been investing in the European standardization process for the past 6 years. So it seemed only natural that Doctor Xavier DAROK, director of the Océdis laboratory, be entrusted with the presidency of the editing committee reporting on...
The International Building Fair - IBF Brno was held from April 24 - 28 , 2012. Alukov  exhibited on an area of 80 m2, this time featuring the models Corso NEO™ upgraded and ELEGANT NEO™.  These were presented to both professionals and the public. Also, very positive response was received...
POOL COVER has set up business in Austria. Mr. Herbert ORTBAUER, an Austrian pool cover specialist with over 15 years’ experience, has recently chosen the Belgian manufacturer, Pool Cover, to further develop his company in Austria.
The organisers of Spatex, the annual UK pool and spa industry trade show, are promising a “whole new look” and a “different feel” for the 2013 event in Brighton. Responding to the launch of a competing show, they have announced several new initiatives designed to boost the event’s appeal...
After several years as president of Assopiscine, the Italian association of pool industry professionals, Dr. Francesco CAPOCCIA has handed over the reins to the engineer Ivano PELOSIN (see our photo), the vice-president of the association.
If you are targeting Southeast Asia decision makers involved in the conception, design, building and installation processes, as well as the retailing and maintenance of pools, spas, saunas and equipment, then head for Pool & Spa Tech Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, from 19 to 21 September.
Since the beginning of the year, Hydro Volets (a French company specialised in the manufacture of automatic pool covers), has turned a part of its production space over to pool equipment storage (about 800m² of its 2,500m² manufacturing plant), thus providing pool professionals with the choice...
In line with its development strategy, Fabistone began installation of another production line thus increasing its production capacity by around 40%.  Specialising in the manufacture and marketing of reconstructed natural stone paving, Fabistone manufactures and develops distinct ranges of...
A survey of the UK leisure industry has revealed that more than half of the people questioned would not recommend their leisure centre or health club to a friend. Carried out by business intelligence company Leisure-net Solutions and customer retention researchers The Retention People, the survey...
The British Swimming Pool Federation (BSPF) has secured a joint agreement with the seven UK water companies who have currently imposed drought restrictions, with the aim of protecting pool companies’ business operations.
ESPA renews its image in Internet and creates a new 2.0 corporate web portal. With half a century of experience, the ESPA brand has followed the strategy based in the constant innovation and improvement, the direct service, the quality of its products and the proximity to the client, in order to...
A few months before the opening of the Piscine trade show and Noémi PETIT, Director of Piscine et Aqualie, is going over the details of the upcoming edition. 340 exhibitors have already booked their stand at Piscine representing an area of 21,000 m². Piscine 2012, which is devoted to innovation,...
Present in the private market in Europe since 1998 and with 14 agencies in 7 countries, SCP Europe confirms its breakthrough into the public pool market with its launch of a new catalogue specifically for building materials, renovation, and commercial pool equipment.
CCEI, a specialist in equipment pools, is now present in over 30 countries mainly in Europe and North Africa. Making about a third of its sales abroad, the French company is always on the go. For the coming seasons, CCEI seeks new markets such as the Middle East, India and even South America.
BIO-UV consolidated its growth in 2011 and the beginning of 2012 both in the sector of private pools equipped with an automatic non-chlorine concept and public pools with the BIO-UV range of dechlorinators using medium pressure UV lamps, which are by far the most efficient way of eliminating...
Dietmar Rogg of Schmalenberger is the new bsw-President. Fulda, Friday 30th March 2012, 14:30 hrs: Votes have been counted and the verdict is clear- Dietmar Rogg is the new President of bsw (German Association of Swimming Pools). After a twelve year office term, the CEO (Chief Operating Officer)...
Zodiac’s new website first appeared on 12 March. The two main aims of this new website are to bring personalised maintenance solutions to pool users and to attract traffic to Zodiac’s retail partner’s sales outlets. For this purpose numerous new sections have been created on the website:...
On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, DUGAIN POOLS has offered itself a revamp of its communications: new logo, new website ... now the emphasis not only focuses more on marketing and sales but also on extending the distribution network in France and Europe. The new logo symbolizes this new...
Billed as the biggest business event of the swimming pool, spa and sauna sector in Turkey, Pool Expo 2012 take place at the CNR Expo Center in Istanbul on 2–5 May 2012. Organised by Hannover-Messe Sodeks Fuarcilik, the exhibition is to be co-located with ISK-SODEX 2012, said to be the largest...
Reed Exhibitions has signed an agreement with construction intelligence specialist Ventures Middle East to launch Ventures’ Onsite Project Zone at the 5th edition of ME Pool & Spa, being held on 24–26 September 2012 in Dubai.