The latest news for pool and spa professionals

On Saturday June 25th. 2011 the 6th. regular annual general meeting of 14 registered members of the European Economic Alliance Inter Pool Cover Team (IPC Team E.E.I.G.) was held in the company’s headquarters in Orel.
Three workers were injured in an explosion at a brand new leisure centre in North Lincolnshire on 18 June. Two of the men were taken to hospital following the blast, which happened in the plant room of the Pods Leisure Centre in Scunthorpe. The victims were contractors working on the site and were...
During the European press conference in connection with aquanale Cologne 2011, 8th June 2011, in Vienna, Austria, Bert Granderath, Vice-President, Federal Association of Swimming Pools and Wellness (Bundesverband Schwimmbad & Wellness  e.V. (bsw) and the European Union Of Swimming Pool and Spa...
The show is inviting entries for the Piscina BCN 2011 Awards which distinguish the companies that present the most innovative and sustainable products. As always, all the products exhibited at the show are entitled to take part in the awards and for the first time this year the show is also...
The launch of the first edition of the Pool & Spa Exhibition Asia 2011 on 21 – 23 September 2011 in Thailand, Bangkok at Impact Convention and Exhibition Center, is timely and particularly in line with the Thailand’s Cabinet approval of the 6.65 million baht (US$218 million) on it’s National...
Registration figures for the World Aquatic Health Conference are 98% higher than at the same stage in 2010, with 200 registrants confirmed as of the 1 June early registration deadline.
Pool/spa plant design specialist Barr & Wray has recently completed the installation of the new lap and vitality pools for the Edition Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.
From 26th to 29th October 2011, Cologne will once again be the international meeting place for the swimming pool and wellness sector. That’s when aquanale 2011, the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience, will be held, at which around 300 companies from about 25 countries will...
The company Spaciale Agency, headed by Francoise Hehlen, has taken over the distribution of Bubble Spa for the European territory.
On last 18 of April, SCP Portugal makes is first’s Wellness Training in Cascais City, joining the Hot Tubs industries with Saunas and Steam Room. The Training counted with the already known-brands Beachcomber Hot Tubs and Finnleo Saunas.
Frans Luijben, who was previously Sales Director for Europe for Dimension One Spas, has recently been nominated "Vice President of International Sales and Marketing".  This also makes him a member of the executive committee.
Pursuing its strategy to become a global company, HYDRA SYSTEME, the manufacturer of slats and automatic pool cover systems, took part in the last exhibition held in Prague, along with its partners from the Czech company, POOL TECHNIKA, its new distributor in the country.
Forty five seminars and two keynote speeches are the highlights of the 2011 World Aquatic Health Conference, to be held in Seattle on the USA’s west coast on 14–16 October.
There is one name for innovative, sustainable and functional plastic products Made in Austria: company Praher. In the year 1968, in a small local garage, Ludwig Praher began as a part time job the development and production of injection moulding parts made of plastic. Three years later he started...
The 14th FINA World Championships to be held from 16th to 31st of July 2011 in Shanghai and Myrtha Pools in addition to being partners FINA will provide two temporary pools that will be installed in the Oriental Sports Center, a few weeks before the event, only to be dismantled at the end of...
MODO products are now available on the Brazilian market through ASWELL Brasil. The Brazilian market is one of the most significant emerging markets and is very much open to high-quality European products displaying an innovative approach in terms of both services and design.
«Encouraged by the reputation we have gained as a leading manufacturer of liners and safety covers, we are strengthening our production capacity with our plant in Toulouse», said Bruno RELMONT during his recent presentation.
The women’s water polo team from Sabadell Swimming Club, sponsored by AstralPool, made history in the competition as the first Spanish team to win the European title.
Microdos is one of the first Italian companies producing and selling control systems and dosing pumps for the treatment of drinking, waste and pools waters. With his personal presence and through EUROSPAPOOLNEWS’s media, Alessandro Mostarda, CEO of Microdos, decided to invest in the emerging...
Fairlocks director Paul Webb successfully completed the London Marathon in April, raising a total of more than £3000 [GBP3000] for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in the process.
Asia’s first truly international trade show for the pool & spa industry was held last week at the Raffles Convention Centre in Singapore. Attracting 45 exhibitors from Australia, Singapore, Canada, New Zealand, France, USA, Malaysia, UK, Germany & China – the exhibition was the first to...
Having observed that the demand from pool owners are turning more and more towards easy-to-use, automatic, chlorine-free and environment-friendly water treatments, BIO-UV decided to provide pool professionals with the most effective selling aids to achieve this end.
On the 25th March 2011, Philippe GALUDEC, the director of the SCP agency in Lyon, and his team of twenty, celebrated the opening of their new premises in the Genas industrial zone.
It was on last 10th of March that Seablue made its annual Gala in Lisbon City. Filipa Santos, Director of SCP Portugal and Paulo Moraes, Product Manager of Seablue in Portugal welcomed the new Seablue Dealers. Seablue group has grown year after year, having already 17 authorized dealers in all...
Waterway Plastics has entered the whirlpool & bath industry with a full line of jets and accessories for all manufacturers.  With almost 40 years in plastics manufacturing for the spa and pool industries we bring forth an extensive knowledge base in all aspects relating to water.
Devon-based spa dealer Escape Leisure has moved to a new site at the Trelawney Garden Centre just outside Barnstaple to protect its business, following the arrival of a new superstore very close to the company’s previous in-town location.
Klereo launches its «100% Satisfaction Guaranteed» campaign, from the 15th of April to the 30th August 2011, to encourage professionals to offer their customers an upgrading of the quality of the water in their swimming pools.
The agenda of the first «shelters» meeting, on the 16th March this year in Paris, included the signature of the new Charter by participating pool and spa shelter manufacturers, and the appointment of the new Chairman of the committee.
The US National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) has accepted an offer to occupy offices at the Florida headquarters of the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHoF) – a US non-profit educational organisation dedicated to the history and memory of famous water-sports men and women. The...
Replacement spa and pool filter cartridges supplier Filters4Spas has joined with Chinese company Hangzhou Darlly to form Darlly Europe Limited, which will be the group holding company for all European trading. Filters4Spas will be the operating company within Darlly Europe. The partnership has...
Eastbourne Marquis Spas dealer Neptune Spas has officially opened its new enlarged and redesigned showroom and display area at the town’s Hilliers Garden Centre.
The company HYDRA SYSTEM, specializing in the design and manufacture of pool covers since 1996, is setting out to conquer new markets. Olivier Brière, head of the company for the last 7 years, Zofia Romaniec, in charge of Southern Europe, and Fabrice Dey, in charge of Northern and Eastern Europe,...
Hach Company/ETS, the maker of AquaChek® Pool & Spa Test Strips, has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for all products it manufactures, from design to manufacturing, to distribution.
Piscina BCN, the International Swimming Pool Exhibition, organized by Fira de Barcelona, will be held this year from 18 till 21 October, 2011, at the Gran Via Exhibition Centre of Barcelona. It will be bringing together the leading Spanish and international companies in the sectors of swimming...
AbriBlue, the leading pool-cover specialist in Europe, together with the Centre Technique de Industries Mecaniques, focused on the research for special high-technology materials that offer complete protection against the effects of corrosion, without affecting other properties.
The Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo brings together builders, retailers, service companies, designers and landscape architects for face-to-face interaction, product review, vital knowledge and powerful connections. 500+ exhibiting companies will fill 1,200+ booths and draw 9,300+ attendees.  Show...
Back in late 2006, Pleatco was acquired by two very successful entrepreneurs, Howard Smith and John Antretter. Combined, they have owned and managed companies representing billions in sales along with industry leading technology that has changed people’s lives. So, what would compel these...
WWW.MODODEPOT.IT, the first European e-commerce portal dedicated to well-being electronics, has been launched on the Net since mid-April. This site is enriched by the experiences of MODO by Astrel, the Italian brand that designs and manufactures electronics for hydro-massage.
CONSTRUMA, 30th International Building Trade Exhibition at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Centre, held from April 5th to 10th, presented products and services for home and outdoor solutions, on an overall surface of about 21.000 sq. metres.
On 28th March the firm NELLA POOL & DREAMS, an approved installer of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN sheeting, organised, with logistical support from the Girona hotel federation, an event which was attended by hotel and campsite managers and heads of maintenance at different municipal sports facilities in this...
RENOLIT has developed a high-quality protective lacquer for its RENOLIT ALKORPLAN 2000 and RENOLIT ALKORPLAN 3000 membranes that help to preserve the original appearance of the pool for a very long time.
The Italian company A&T Europe – Myrtha Pools has celebrated its 50th anniversary. From its founding in 1961 it has been engaged in the end-to-end production of swimming pools – from design and manufacture to pool installation and after-sales service.
BIO-UV has just obtained the European Önorm M5873-1certification, recognized worldwide, for its product range dedicated to the treatment of municipal drinking water.
February 8-11, 2011, the XV International exhibition for heating, water supply, sanitary technologies, air-conditioning, ventilation and equipment for pools Aqua-Therm Moscow organized by Reed Exhibitions and ITE took place in the exhibition complex Crocus Expo.
AstralPool launches its new Product DataBase, a product information reference tool. The Product DataBase (PDB) is a reference tool for finding and downloading all documentation related to a product in AstralPool’s current catalogue. All information is d and the tool was designed by AstralPool to...
Libor VOGL, Associate Director of VAGNER Pool, manufacturers and distributors of swimming pool equipment in Prague, talked to EuroSpaPoolNews. During the Open Days held by VAGNER, our associate, Michele RAVIZZA, met Libor VOGL...
Showing continuous support to its network, Cédric Noslier, European Network Manager for Hydropool Inc, has participated to the 2011 Construma Show in Budapest (April 5 – 10th, 2011) with Hydropool Hungaria Kft team, exclusive spas and swim spas retailer in Hungary for many years.
Golden Coast – one of the top UK pool and spa distributors – has won Marquis Spas’ Best International Distributor of the Year award for the eighth year running...
The sixth time, major companies from the pool industry gathered at the international POOLS, SAUNA & SPA Trade Fain in Letňany in Prague. Here were presented the largest pool companies, implementating aqua parks, public pools and swimming pools, and companies from the field of saunas, family pools...
Held on 11 - 14 January 2011 in Poznan Fair Sports Construction Centre - Sport, Recreation, Wellness and SPA have brought a lot of interesting information the world of the latest materials and construction services for the sport, wellness, pools and Spa sectors.
Brice is Sales Director for Europe at Pentair for 7 years. He has a total of twenty years experience in the business (7 years at CEC, 7 years at Polaris and almost 7 years at Pentair).
The USA Swimming Foundation is to host the 10th Annual National Drowning Prevention Symposium on 14 and 15 April in Colorado Springs, USA. Held in conjunction with the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA), the event is billed as a forum for attendees to exchange best practices, engage in...
Since October 2010, Pentair Water Germany has been reinforced with Markus Secchi as Area Sales Manager for Germany.
The US National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has launched the 2011 edition of its Pool & Spa Operator Handbook. Available in both Spanish and English and in US and metric units, the handbook offers d information on the Pool & Spa Safety (P&SS) Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...
More than six thousand visitors, visited the 1st Pool About Salon, the first Exhibition for Pool and SPA in Greece, which was held from the 18th till the 21st of February at Expo Athens. All the leading companies that are related to the Construction and Maintenance sector for Pools and SPAs, Water...
Premium Leisure LLC President Brian Wiley, recently announced the hiring of Dominick Austin as Director of Business Development. Austin has been in the hot tub industry for more than 30 years – including 21 years as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Vita Spa.
Gecko first year of operations in Europe was marked by a rapid growth, confirming the need for local support and product right the source.
It was difficult to improve the already excellent results 2010, yet ForumClub - ForumPiscine was able to exceed, with an increase in visitors of +10% (6.500 during the three days) and even a company increase of +15% (150 exhibitors present, with Astral Pool and Giaretta as major sponsors of the...
Portable hot tubs manufacturer Marquis Spas® is announcing its top international and domestic distributors, dealers and individual sales people. The employee-owned company honors its large distributor and dealer base once a year.
With the beginning of the New Year the ALUKOV HZ company decided to give itself an attractive gift:  a revised corporate logo!  Since having founded ALUKOV HZ 15 years ago and after 5 years of successful operation of its IPC E.E.I.G.
After being organized twice in Auckland, a number of exhibitors asked us to consider rotating the event and when we found out the New Zealand Recreation Association will be hosting their 50th annual JAWS conference in Wellington co-locating SPLASH! with the event made for an exciting mix. This...
Online OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Course Launched by the National Swimming Pool Foundation®. Effective health and safety management for pool and spa business owners is just a click away.
Spatex 2011 managed to escape the show-threatening snowy weather of the previous two years – but instead visitors were greeted with gale force winds and horizontal drizzle – not much fun walking along the seafront in that...
Official visitor figures for Spatex 2011 indicate a continuing recovery, with industry optimism that this will be reflected in the fortunes of the UK pool and spa trade. Prepared by market intelligence agency WRS-ispy Analytics, the results show that attendance has risen for the second year in...
The 2011 edition of the SCP catalogue is out. This new catalogue is consistent with the company's strategy, which aims to reinforce its status as major pool and wellness equipment distributor in Europe. For this, the new graphics of the catalogue have become sober and colourful; they are alike in...
During the Club Busatta Gala, held on 3 and 4 February in Santa Margherita Ligure, Luigi BERTOT and his team welcomed the new Busatta dealers:
The PoolAsia Expo 2011 is the first Swimming Pool & Spa Trade Show & Conference in tropical Asia, comprising: Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives and India.
In contrast to the widespread drop in sales due to the economic situation, Hi-Fitt® shows constant expansion on the technical hose market, with exponential growth in its turnover.
ForumPiscine Pool & Spa Expo and International Congress confirm their appointment at the Quartiere Fieristico of Bologna, Italy, February 24th to the 26th, 2011.
Access to drinking water, everywhere and for everyone throughout the world, is now a reality thanks to BIO-SUN, the easy-to-use photovoltaic terminal, which purifies drinking water using a combination of UV disinfection and solar energy. A solution that the international development organisations...
Golden Coast technical sales specialist Daniel Johnson has won ‘The Paul Kite Award for Pool Star of the Year’ at the recent SPATA and BISHTA gala award ceremony held during this year’s Spatex exhibition.
As of the 3rd of January, Frédéric du Halgouët has started as area sales manager for the region France for the company Bosta Belgium.
Spa of the future named Solitaire was awarded by the German professional magazine Haus & Wellness. Solitaire was pronounced the product of the month January (Produkt des Monats, Januar 2011). Indeed, the team of Czech spa producer has brought the prize Piscine Exhibition, in Lyon, yet.
The SESAME/IPC group, Europe’s leading spa cover company, is offering French professionals exclusive distribution contracts. After a positive test, SESAME has decided to distribute its range of spa covers using a network of exclusive distributors with good market knowledge.
At Piscine 2010 in Lyon, Bio-UV will underscore its excellent market position with regard to environmental sustainability, by its presence in the Pool Eco Attitude section. The consolidated turnover in 2010 is poised to exceed $ 8 million Euros...
EuroSpaPoolNews.com represents more than 300,000 visitors every year and around 1,109,147 pages viewed and referenced by Google Actualités. d daily, the site publishes trade news of the pool and spa world, and is accessible in 7 languages: French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Romanian and...
Gaches Chimie is a formulator, distributor and importer of materials and preparations that fall under Reach regulations and the Biocides Directive.
Egypt will host Aquatherm - Egypt Pool, the 7th international exhibition for the swimming pool industries. Programmed for February 13-15, the event will take place in Cairo. Eng. Essam Marwan & Mr. Adel Abd El-Ghany, the organizers, said they expected to attract about 10.000 attendees to the show's...
SPLASH! Asia will make its debut in Singapore and will be held 4th -5th May 2011. “We are very excited by the launch of the event”, said Interpoint Director, Simon Cooper “The Asian market has been steadily developing over the past few years, particularly in the commercial leisure sector. We...
i.Blue is the new baby of a large consolidated group that has been present on the swimming pool market for decades and has numerous successes and creations worldwide to its credit.
Premium Leisure LLC, has just announced the opening of “West Coast Hot Tubs” – a division of Premium Leisure that will serve as a distribution centre in Vista, CA. Premium Leisure, head quartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, plans to use the centre as a quick-ship outlet for dealers on the...
Klereo had the confirmation that its range of products has international interest. A very positive feedback in the Middle East countries, Germany, Spain and Benelux forecasts really good sales in the coming months...
The 1st International POOLabout Salon, which will take place at Expo Athens February 18th to 21st, is a unique event that aims to establish communication between the pool and spa industry and pool constructors, architects, engineers, maintenance companies, hotel owners, real estate agencies and...
After the success of its launch, the “Piscine Expo Maroc” Show is back for its second edition, which will open for 24-27 February 2011, in Casablanca. The first one in Morocco, in Africa and in the Arabic world, «Piscine Expo Maroc» confirms prematurely its status of elite show in Africa.
After the success of the Business Convention on the swimming pool which was held in Bucharest in Romania in 2006, APPW, the Association of the Professionals in the Swimming Pool and Wellness, directed by Ms. Cristina Grigorescu, wishes to renew this meeting between the Romanian swimming pool...
Maker of AquaChek® Pool & Spa Test Strips Refreshes Website www.AquaChek.com. Hach Company, is pleased to announce improvements to its website, www.AquaChek.com. Now this one is multi-lingual, easier to navigate, and more user friendly.
We met Eloi PLANES, Managing Director of the FLUIDRA Group, at the recent Salon in Lyon. He granted us an interview during which he analyzed and took stock of the pool market in 2009 and 2010. He also spoke to us about FLUIDRA's positioning and development in the water sector.
SPATEX 2011: program of workshops and demonstrations. Organised by the ISPE on behalf of SPATEX Ltd. (All sessions are 20 minutes unless otherwise stated.)
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) has redesigned several departments within the organization to respond to an increasing demand for its educational products, programs, and training and prepare for further advances in educational offerings and research. “Our structure will evolve to...
Aqua-Therm Moscow is the leading event for the Russian HVAC/R and pool industry. The event will feature a specialized area for World of Water & Spa. The fourth national competition “The pool of the year 2010” will run during the exhibition, organized by Reed Exhibitions, ITE LLC Moscow and...
Sésame, located in the Haute-Savoie region near Annecy, has just inaugurated its first “exhibition mega centre”. Sésame will be exhibiting no less than 24 different real size enclosures over 12,000 m² in Pacé, Brittany, near the Rennes exit (direction Saint-Brieuc)...
The Piscine, Aqualie and Wellgreen exhibitions (16 to 19 November 2010 - Lyon Eurexpo), reference professional events for public and private swimming pools and spas, have just closed their doors. And positive feedback has already been received visitors and exhibitors alike. Focusing on their core...
With a significant increase in Exhibitor bookings on last year, and an exciting demonstration orientated Workshop Program, – SPATEX will be the wet leisure event of 2011 with all the industry experts and pool products under one roof...
Best Wishes and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011 the EuroSpaPoolNews.com team
ForumPiscine – that in the last edition hosted more than 6,000 visitors in the exposition area and more than 130 companies exhibiting (+20% in respect to 2009) – is the point of reference in Italy for the presentation of the latest news, products and services, on systems, models, innovations...
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) 2010 Awards for Excellence were presented Tuesday night at an industry gala event. Interpoint Events won the coveted title - Best Australian Show for SPLASH!, which also received Best Trade Show Under 10,000m².
Premium Leisure LLC today announced its proud affiliation with the recently published book: The Complete Spa Manual for Homeowners, a Step-by-Step Maintenance and Therapy Guide. Premium Leisure worked closely with the author, Dan Hardy, who visited its factory, and the publisher, Atlantic...
Triogen Regional sales Manager, Alastair Crawford, was recently visiting China’s largest city as part of a 25 strong trade visit organized by The Scottish Council for Development and industry, in Shanghai...
OKOOL, the first "Natural & 100% biodegradable" cleaner of the sector, won a magnificent award at the Salon Mondial de la Piscine that was held 16 to 19 November in LYON. Indeed, the product obtained the 2010 Award in the POOL ECO ATTITUDE category... This trophy, conferred by industry...
POOL'S DAY 2010, which took place on October 28 and 29 in the splendid setting of the Parc Hotel Paradiso & Golf Resort at Pescheria del Garda, brought together more than 200 professionals the pool and spa market, plus builders, resellers, and producers all regions of Italy.