The latest news for pool and spa professionals

If you have not already done so, hurry to reserve advertising space in our upcoming print publications. Press Partners of the exhibitions AQUANALE in Cologne, and PISCINA BCN 2011 in Barcelona, the magazines are distributed at all entrances and on all stands. Please contact our commercial...
The India's first Ever Pool, Spa & Bath Show, held in New Delhi August 10-12, 2011 has been hailed a great success by visitors, delegates and exhibitors. India’s first ever event focusing on swimming pools, spas and luxury bathroom products has helped establish critical industry ties throughout...
As you most probably know there was a terrible hurricane hitting East Coast of USA in August. As of Sunday morning August 28 2011, the western edge of Hurricane Irene officially made landfall near Little Egg Inlet, N.J., continued to march northward right along the Jersey shore. This was the first...
The Cape Town branch is Fluidra's second office in South Africa and is another milestone in the group's move towards internationalisation, since 75% of its turnover comes from abroad. The multinational will use South Africa as a gateway to the African continent, with sights set on sub-Saharan...
Aquanale, International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience, is opening its doors from 26th to 29th October 2011 and providing visitors and exhibitors with a very special service: Lufthansa, the official airline of aquanale 2011, is offering the visitors from over 250 foreign cities in 100...
The organisers of the UK’s annual Spatex pool and spa trade show have announced a focus group for exhibitors, to be held on 6 October 2011 as an open forum to discuss the changes exhibitors would like to see in future shows...
The inhabitants of Luton in Bedfordshire are being given the opportunity to name the town’s new £26 million sports and aquatics centre, currently under construction and due for completion in 2012...
A new £31 million leisure facility in Redcar, in the North East, is expected to create 260 jobs...
Celebrating exactly a year to go until the London 2012 Olympics, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced that the Aquatics Centre is now complete – on time and on budget...
Construction work has begun on a new £10 million swimming pool for Wakefield, West Yorkshire...
A £1 million refurbishment project has begun at the community-owned Harlech pool in Gwynedd, Wales...
Flexinox Pool celebrated last June the 6th anniversary of one of the proposals that as a company supposed a revolution against other companies in this business, Loginox. This logistic warehouse represents an example of efficiency for the Pool Division. An investement that improves the capacity of...
The 4th Cologne Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum, to be held on 27 and 28 October 2011, is to focus on pool safety, modern marketing tools for public swimming pools, and the increasing popularity of natural pools and swimming ponds...
Registration has opened for the 2011 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, being held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas, USA in early November...
International water expert to speak at SPLASH! expo World renowned expert in swimming pool disinfection by-products, Dr Ole Gronborg will speak at the SPLASH! NZ expo being held at Te Papa in Wellington 17th-18th August. As a very exciting (and late) addition to the education program, Dr Ole...
An open-air pool in Cornwall is due to close unless people use it more this summer. Hayle Outdoor Pool has previously received an annual grant of £23,000 from Cornwall Council towards the cost of running the facility...
A. di Arcobaleno just turned 10, so it decided to give itself a new image. It presented the new brand last Christmas, which had evolved and was a great improvement over the previous one: rainbow coloured dots arching into a futuristic shape evoking the telescopic pool covers that it...
Dieter C. Rangol, Managing Director of bsw, says: “Private pools used to be considered decadent energy hogs, but today’s state-of-the-art accessories allow private pools to be operated in an energy efficient manner. It’s possible to swim for a cost of only three euros per day.” From 26th...
WAVES Magazine and Exhibitions India Group welcome you to the inaugural annual WAVES – Pool, Spa, Bath International Expo & Conference 2011, India’s only Pool, Spa and Wellness Expo & Conference. 
The new £46.5 million Life Centre leisure facility in Plymouth, Devon, is due to open in February 2012 after the winter weather of 2010–2011 delayed the project...
The organisers of Sapsol, South Africa’s only dedicated Pool, Spa and Outdoor Living Expo, say they still have space left for exhibitors at the new show, to be held in Johannesburg on 9–11 September 2011...
Partnership of these two long-time business partners will drive growth in Australia, one of the largest swimming pool markets in the world. Hayward Industries, Inc., a global market leader in swimming pool and flow control products, announces they have completed a transaction acquiring a majority...
UK pool trade distributor Plastica has set up www.filtercartridges.co dedicated to selling filter cartridges from Pleatco, whose products Plastica distributes Europe-wide...
The first phase of a new water park has opened at Brean Sands, just north of Burnham on Sea in North Somerset.
Recently, the Club Nataciò Sabadell, one of Spain’s leading swimming clubs, has opened its new outdoor water area which includes an emblematic Olympic pool and a unique aquatic playground for children. The spectacular Olympic swimming pool has been lined with the reinforced membrane RENOLIT...
SAPSOL - The South Africa Pool, Spa and Outdoor Living Expo is the first dedicated event of its kind in this region and New Events Ltd – a proven event organiser are happy to announce it will take place at the prestigious Sandton Convention Centre from 9th – 11th September this year.
The oldest known freshwater outdoor swimming pool in Britain has celebrated its 150th anniversary.
Design education specialist Genesis 3 is to present nine diverse seminars on landscape architecture at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in November in Las Vegas, USA.
A leisure centre on Teesside in north-east England has reopened after an £18.5 million refurbishment project that aims to extend the life of the facility by 30 years.
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.