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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...
With more than 150 references in Germany and more than 3000 worldwide, Hexagone Deutschland has become one of the main suppliers in the commercial pool cleaner market.
Fira de Barcelona's Administrative Board has appointed the Managing Director of the Fluidra Group, Eloi Planes, as chairman of the Barcelona International Swimming Pool Show's Organising Committee in substitution of Lluís Cortés, who held the position for the last two editions.
In the last few days training sessions have been held in the Alukov HZ s r.o. production plant for specialists of Gidromontazh, Ukraine. Gidromontazh Odessa, one of the leading suppliers of swimming pools and pool technology, also manufactures roofing for swimming pools.
After Compass-Pools, Australian producer of finished swimming pools had ensured the distribution rights of the “Infinity” channel system developed by Aura, Compass pools then also distributed the design pool series "Sundeck", which also come Aura. So a lot of Compass products are "Aura inside"...
The excellent instinct of Ferruccio Alessandria has not missed a beat: always mindful of innovation & development as cardinal concepts, the "Master" of Asola, the one time Sales Director at Astralpool and CEO of Zodiac Europool Italia, has chalked up another important success, completing the...
Dealers who will join the Partners Incentive Program (PIP) 2010 before 30/09/2010 will take part in a prize draw consisting in a free trip to the Marquis Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico for 2 people (1 room) between all registered dealers. The goal of The PIP Program “Path to Paradise” is to...
It should be noted that California has the most stringent environmental regulations in North America, and D1 has been manufacturing in the state for more than 30 years. To remain in California, the Californian Energy Commission (CEC) challenged every manufacturer to meet stringent energy-efficiency...
The Awards: the aim of the SPLASH! Environmental Awards is to encourage and recognize environmental achievements in the Australasian swimming pool, spa and aquatics industry. The hope is that the Awards will encourage others to emulate the great work done by the winners and finalists; and also...
It has been almost a year since Paulo Oliveira took on the position of Managing Director of Flag Spa which, since the end of 2007, became a part of the French Soprema Group.
An international get-together, eagerly anticipated by the whole sector, the Piscine 2010 exhibition opens its doors 16 to 19 November 2010 at the Centre des Conventions et d’Expositions Eurexpo in Lyon.
Doncaster-based company Artesian Spas has unveiled a new and impactful branding to support its recently more proactive marketing activity. Featured on all the company’s vehicle fleet of cars and vans, the new branding displays images of bubbling spas and relaxed-looking people using them –...
As a sales professional, dealing with objections is a part of our business that will never go away. Overcoming objections is a very necessary and valuable component of the sales process. You have two choices when it comes to addressing objections: either fully understand what they are, what they...
Since April 1st. 2010, Mr. Marcel Krouzil has been appointed to the post of utive Director of IPC Team E.E.I.G.
Fluidra, multinational company specialised in the development of applications for the sustainable use of water, appointed Carme Vallhonesta as its new Marketing Manager for the Pool/Wellness business unit in its South Western Europe Division.
The annual general meeting of registered members of the European economic alliance Inter Pool Cover Team (IPC Team E.H.Z.S.) was held in the company’s headquarters in Orel on Saturday July 3rd 2010. The festive atmosphere of the meeting was enhanced by the fact that this year IPC Team is...
This meeting in Dubai 26 to 28 September 2010 will be the opportunity to get interested in and to reach the market of one of the most dynamic regions of the world, in its economic development In this occasion, EuroSpaPoolNews will publish a special edition LE JUSTE LIEN / SPECIAL MIDDLE EAST which...
EuroSpaPoolNews.com is preparing its next paper issue for INTERBAD in Germany. A newspaper that you just can't miss... but you only have a few days left to decide!
The Banyan Tree hotel group once again entrusts AstralPool’s Wellness business unit with the installation of a wellness area in its luxury Thai resort. Through its branch office in Singapore, Fluidra supervised the building work and adapted its range of Wellness products to the project’s needs.
If you have not already done so, hurry to reserve advertising space in our upcoming print publications. Press Partners of the exhibitions, MePool in Dubai, INTERBAD in Stuttgart, and PISCINE 2010 in Lyon, the magazines are distributed at all entrances and on all stands. Please contact our...
Océdis president Claude Hardy is continuing his policy of external growth. Océdis has bought shares in the company Melfrance, run by Bernard Vittorio. The company was created in 1994 and in 2009 had a turnover of more than 4 million euros.
A real goldmine of ideas, information and information, the PISCINE 2010 exhibition being held in Lyon 16 to 19 November offers a wide range of solutions to attract manufacturers, installers and influencers the private swimming pool sector. Called upon to assist private owners with their design and...
The international trade fair for swimming pools, saunas and spas can transfer valuable knowledge. The interbad trade fair, which will be held at the New Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre 13 to 16 October, has further extended its Congress programme this year.
SUN, the International Exhibition of Outdoor Products, is the most important lively, and fascinating event for professional operators in the Outdoor sector. An enchanting 90,000 sq. m. display that gathers, shows, and offers the best of furniture, accessories, furnishing items, design options,...
After the Special U.K. 2010, the Special Russia 2010, the Special Italy 2010 and the 1st edition of the Special Emerging Markets, EuroSpaPoolNews.com presents its new Spring Edition. With 8.500 copies printed, it was be dispatched in the whole world by regular mail. It is available on line in PDF...
Despite the turndown in the Spanish swimming-pool market and in addition to its expansion into the green market (see article), SCP is continuing to work with major suppliers and develop innovating, quality product ranges.
Spa and hot-tub manufacturer Marquis Spas has developed its own dealer website entitled 'University of Marquis', to provide the latest information on product development as well as sales and service bulletins. Through the website, dealers have access to numerous online training videos on a diverse...
Bruno Relmont – CMD of Annonay encouraged by a successful first season in the distribution of pool equipment, Bruno RELMONT, CMD of Annonay Productions France, has created a new platform for storage and logistics dedicated exclusively to its distribution.
The CNS has opened the new Can Llong outdoor swimming facilities to the public. It includes a new outdoor Olympic pool with a moving bottom and wall built by the Fluidra group, through AstralPool, a leading brand name in the pool sector.
Jamie and Dominic Adams – two of distributor Golden Coast's directors – took part in Devon's annual coast-to-coast bike ride Plymouth to Barnstaple in June in aid of the North Devon Hospice, raising £30,000...
SCP Spain has just brought out its new catalogue dedicated to irrigation. In line with PoolCorp, SCP’s parent company which, via its Horizon brand, has been active for a number of years in the green market in the USA, SCP Spain has bought Proplas Plasticos, a leading player in the irrigation...
Lifepark GmbH, an international operating trading company managed by Christian Barning & Marc Nienstedt, is the new distributor of Dimension One Spas in Germany.
Dimension One Spas open their European commercial office in Strasbourg, in the east of France. The purpose of this structure is to coordinate the communication tasks between the Unites States and Europe in terms of marketing and sales.
The Italian group APM, Agricola Padana Macchine, started its activity in 1973 at Misano Gera d’Adda. Today, it has a showroom spread over an area of 17 000m².
Jacuzzi, the world leader in whirlpool bathtubs, has chosen to partner with Camylle for its aromatherapy products. With over 30 years of experience, the Camylle laboratories have specialized in processing 100% pure and natural essential oils, to facilitate their use in saunas, hammams,...
Since November 2009, the team has been assigned new functions and is now in charge of Dimension one Spas distribution for the East of France, England, Spain & Portugal. The team was therefore reinforced with Mr. Emmanuel Denni, Area Manager.
SCP Europe reinforces its Europe team with the arrival of Eric Galais as Europe Marketing Manager and Isis Labreuille as European Purchase assistant.
The BIO-UV Company has recently obtained the ISO 9001 certification issued by the Bureau Veritas Certification - for its head office and Lunel production site, whose activities include the design, manufacture and professional sale of water processing systems and concepts using ultraviolet rays.
The ceremony of the students’ competition winners’ announcement accompanied with the varnishing day took place on 24 May, 2010. The theme was the architecture students’ point of view on the living matters.
For the French manufacturer of pool covers and coatings, a new challenge presents itself with the opening of a distribution department. Relmont Bruno, CEO, explains: "Confident of our leading position in most of our businesses in the pool-manufacturing sector, we are commencing a new era by...
Hexagone, based in Argenteuil, a leader in the French market for professional robot vacuum cleaners, is pleased to announce the opening of its fourth subsidiary in Europe. After Spain, Switzerland and Germany, Hexagon has opened its subsidiary, in England, at Eastbourne, Sussex since 6 April 2010.
Darlly filters, distributed exclusively in Europe by Filters4Spas, and located in the United Kingdom, has made some rapid advances in the European market. "SPATEX was an incredible launch pad for us", explains Philip Moseley, its Sales Manager.
High-tech specialist ABATEC Electronic AG and sauna heater manufacturer SAWO INCORPORATED will develop future wellness trends together under the joint corporate product line known as SAWOTEC Wellness Solutions. The co-operation agreement was sealed by the two utives DI Friedrich Niederndorfer, MBA...
PoolCorp, head office of SCP, has acquired Metrinox Les Produits De Piscine. Metrinox is a regional distributor operating in two locations, Quebec City and Longueil, in the Quebec Province of Canada.
Mr. Uwe Glup joined Alukov’s Sales Division in January 2010 as German National Sales Manager. He thus reinforces Alukov’s international presence and is responsible for swimming pool & spa enclosure sales, structuring the ALUKOV/IPC Team dealer network.