The latest news for pool and spa professionals

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.
Very well positioned in the market for the manufacture of Alkorplan 2010 75/100th liners in varnished membrane, Annonay Productions France has now been chosen to handle the distribution of 150/100th armed Alkorplan Standard 2000 and 3000 materials.
A subsidiary of Pool Corporation, the American group that counts more than 3,400 employees and over 290 establishments worldwide, SCP Europe, established in Europe since 1998, has 12 distribution centers in 5 countries: France, England, Italy, Portugal and Spain...
It is not out on the market yet and it is already collecting awards! Solitaire by USSPA – under this name the novelty of USSPA was introduced in its world premiere and it was a success...
EuroSpaPoolNews.com presents its 2 new Editions in French and English: The JUSTE LIEN n°17 and Special Spas n°7...
On page 3 of the SPA SPECIAL No. 7 presented at Lyon, our editorial quoted wrongly as having Giordano s.r.l. signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Wellis, the Hungarian SPA producer.
SmartPool, Inc. announced today that it has sold its AquaPill® Division to Halosource, Inc. of Bothell, Washington. The AquaPill line is well known for its proprietary capsule mechanism for delivering water treatment chemicals to swimming pools and spas.
International trade fair for swimming pools, saunas and spas attracted more international guests: a record with 460 exhibitors at Messe Stuttgart. At the international trade fair interbad, which took place 13 to 16 October at Messe Stuttgart, 15,683 visitors were presented with the latest trends...
Industry professionals recently packed the Bayside Halls at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2010 Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, validating the annual event as the industry’s most trusted source for leading-edge products, education and networking.
Sirem is a French industrial company specializing in design and manufacture of OEM motorisation systems, design and manufacture of pumps, blowers and components for whirlpool, hot tubs and private swimming pools...
As specialists in water, AstralPool has made advances in the world of wellness, which it wishes to mark with the launch of its new name for the wellness business area. Thus, AstralPool Wellma will now be called SPæCIAL. This name is a neologism made up of a mixture of the words spa and special.
Starline Pools & Equipment, Valkenswaard, Netherlands, invested in a production plant in Overpelt, Belgium, which employs the latest technology. The factory space has a robotised system which ensures that 6 vinylester swimming pools can be manufactured simultaneously.
At Piscine 2010, on Thursday 18th of November 17pm, PIP (Pentair Incentive Program) members all over Europe will meet the Pentair team in a friendly and relax pre-dinner event. The location is the International pool show...
Waterco International is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Jose Angel Gonzalez as Middle East Sales utive. He will be responsible for the promotion and sales expansion of the company’s products range throughout the Middle East regions...
Mosaïne Concept, expert in reinforced PVC and sole distributor of the reinforced membrane 150/100e the German manufacturer Elbtal Plastics, will share its experience, once again for a training in welding at vocational school Pierrelatte (Drôme).
ForumPiscine Pool & Spa Expo and International Congress confirm their appointment at the Quartiere Fieristico felsineo February 24th to the 26th, 2011.
SRBA, the manufacturer of paving and coping tiles, will be present once again at the Salon de la Piscine in Lyon, Stand No. 66G12. The challenge that the SRBA team took up in March 2009 has been won – in particular the manufacture of high quality products...
One of the leading French manufacturers of telescopic swimming pool enclosures, Sokool International, has started to export. Sokool is the combination of two experienced manufacturers: Abrifinal and ERA (over 20 years of expertise in the pool enclosure field).
In addition to the “Aquanale” in Cologne and the “Piscina” in Barcelona, “Piscine” has established itself as an international trade fair for the swimming pool and wellness industry.
Based in Scotland, Triogen Ltd manufactures a full range of ozone and UV systems, for all types of swimming pool applications, and industrial water treatment. The company has moved its Craigton Glasgow, manufacturing and distributor facility to East Kilbride to a unit which...
These days Maytronics is summering up a very good 2010 season in the French market and all over the world. The company’s 2011 strategy will address the segments of the professional market with dedicated lines of unique products...
This year was very eventful at the Everblue network, in regard to its expansion. Several new openings or retrievals of sales points, in particular, that of Koh-Piscines in Ain and AzuréÔ in the Bouches du Rhône, helped increase the number of establishments of the French brand to 90.
We celebrated the event in two ways: First, in September 2010 with all our staff. A few weeks later, we organized an international conference that brought together nearly 100 retailers and distributors who represent 92% of our turnover.
Mosaïne Concept will make the most of the show in Lyon to celebrate its 10th anniversary and on this occasion will unveil a preview of its new trend collection and new products.
SCP/Poolcorp has been organizing its International Sales Conference and Vendors Showcase in Dallas, USA, on October 4th to 6th.The show welcomed more than 1000 people SCP branches all around the world, plus 80 vendors
Annonay Productions France has become, in less than 15 years, a major player in the manufacturing market, especially for liners and summer or winter pool safety covers.
USSPA, one of the most significant manufacturers of spas and Swim Spas in Europe, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.
The work ofn IFC S.p.A continues astir. True to its original project as parent company to assorted firms, the company, captained by Ferruccio Alessandria – through its subsidiary Alpha Aqua srl - has purchased control of Acquapool srl, historical and esteemed Montichiari company that manufactures...
After setting up a new strategy with regard to its "Bathroom" offer, Jacuzzi France is now focusing on a development strategy for its spa offer. The inventor of modern and personal whirlpool massage and balneotherapy is strengthening its “Gold” ive distribution network of spas.
It’s already ten years since POOL TECHNOLOGIE launched POOLSQUAD, the first salt/pH unit. An occasion to congratulate Philippe GRARD, who in the same year took over the destiny of this innovative SMI.
Few companies have had such steady growth as Tylö, whose innovation-focused, development -oriented and sound operations have guaranteed that the company has always been successful, regardless of what way the business cycle has turned.
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IFC was born as an adventure that began with a dream; in short, it could be said that it came about to fill a void. The fundamental innovation in the IFC S.p.A. project is to offer what today is not on the market: a quality of service that meets the expectations of the most demanding clientele.
Myrtha has installed a 50 x 11.5m Myrtha Technology ceramic infinity edge pool, in the “Royal Club” fitness centre with a depth ranging 1.2 to 1.8m and 6 lanes; the pool has been completely clad in ceramic tiles and the infinity edge grill is in wood.
Piscine 2010, the world spa and personal swimming pool fair, will be held 16 to 19 November 2010 at Eurexpo in Lyon (France). The next issue will reiterate the formula that combines the swimming pool and spa fair with Aqualie (the aquatic fun and wellness facilities’ fair) and Wellgreen (the...
The Bio-UV group recently began offering a video explaining the treatment of water by the ultraviolet method. For a long time now, this technique has proved its worth. The video, subdivided into several sections, is meant for both individuals and professionals.
Helo GmbH in Knüllwald has now united its different brands under the umbrella brand Helo. The traditional brands Knüllwald Helo-Sauna and Finnleo Sauna merge together with the umbrella brand Helo.
Fluidra, the multinational specialised in the development of applications for the sustainable use of water, has appointed Xavier Tintoré at the head of the group's corporate and financial affairs. Tintoré will replace Antonio Rubió, who is leaving the company after three years in the post to...