The first Freestyle Day took place on 10th and 11th March 2009 at SCP Italy in San Bernardo d’Ivrea (TO). The event which was for Authorized Freestyle Retailers only, represented an important opportunity to present the main characteristics of the innovative construction system of insulated
The National Swimming Pool Association offers pool professionals to attend seminars with leaders who anticipate trends, understand emerging issues, and identify opportunities. Keynote speakers present at this event include: Lonnie J. KING, DVM, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The company Océazur has been a specialist in the maintenance and renovation of swimming pools for many years. Its widespread network of affiliated members provides extensive coverage throughout France. For a reasonable and flexible joining fee (school-leavers pay less), the company offers new...
After more than half a year of reconstruction, a new and expanded showroom for spas created by USSPA, the first Czech spa producer, was reopened. The showroom is located in the company’s headquarters in Dolní Dobrouč, right in the factory, where the models are produced but also designed and...
October 20 to 23 of 2009, Piscina BCN opens itself to the world of sports and recreational facilities, both public and private. It is an initiative that will serve as a meeting point for professionals in the sector. In Barcelona, a city that stands for sports worldwide.
Monmouthshire-based Oyster Pools and Leisure carried off the Peter Geekie award for retail excellence at the recent annual SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association) awards, presented during the Spatex trade show in Brighton in February.
The company OCEDIS, run by President Claude HARDY, has just subscribed to an increase in capital of EURO 1,900,000, bringing its current capital to EURO 2,050,000. The company’s financial structure is now in line with its turnover, which has been steadily increasing since the foundation of the...
In timing with the new 2009 season, International Caratti is having a revamp, starting with its new logo: new graphics, new font and new colours that accurately reflect the further drive and passion of the company. Forty years of uninterrupted business activity in Europe in the pool sector have
Procopi launches an idea as effective as original: to make available personalized marketing campaigns to its customers, allowing them to exploit their commercial database. The principle is very simple...
Last March, the Latham International group - which owns the brands Pacific Pools, Fort Wayne Pools, Kafko, Triac, Coverstar and Viking Pools – was visited at its head office in Latham (close to Albany, state of New York) by Sirs Jean Louis Albouy and Benoît Rivière...
After being successful at the Lyon show and the Vegas show last November, the Covana Cover is one of the main innovations for 2009. The increasing success in North-America has driven its manufacturer to offer this product to Europe with the last generation model including exclusive new features.
The Czech manufacturer of spas USSPA launches a brand new version of its Web site. The modern, elegant and dynamic presentation allows an easier and clear browsing. The whole architecture as well as the graphic charter were reworked in order to help the future purchasers
Procopi UK recently hosted a trip to its Brittany manufacturing plants for a number of UK pool dealers. The visit was designed to raise the profile of Procopi UK’s product range and demonstrate the quality of manufacture. The visit began at Guingamp with a tour around the injection and extrusion...
With its original and innovative design, the solar pool heater "Modul" the German manufacturer SOLAR-RIPP® succeeded in one of the most renowned and hardest international design competitions worldwide: the red dot award. In the product design competition, it was awarded the “red dot”
Fluidra continues to bet on the Asian market. The Spanish multinational group, which specialises in the development of applications for the sustainable use of water, has opened a regional branch in Thailand, strategically located in a business park only 5 km Bangkok international airport.
The American company Coast Spas has just appointed a new Regional Sales Manager. David LUCIANO is now responsible for providing Dealer sales and training support to Coast Spas Dealers in the Western United States. He brings more than 17 years of industry experience to this position.
Hydropool is committed to being a leading edge environmentally friendly manufacturer and is the only one in the world that produces carbon-neutral hot tub and swim spa. A partnership with Livclean Corp has just been finalized to enable the company
Cal Spas announced today that it has launched a yearlong celebration to mark its 30th anniversary in the spa and home resort products industry. As part of the celebration, a 30th anniversary logo will appear on all marketing, advertising and public relations activity and serve as a focal point
SCP UK decided to change the way in which they presented their product ranges for 2009. Instead of attending the Trade Exhibition in Brighton they chose this year to present their products, along with the support of their major suppliers, at a local Hotel in Gatwick, over a 3 day period in January.
Last December, the French company CLAIR AZUR, distributor in France of the Hydropool brand, presented an exclusive at the Pool and Spa Event in Paris - a new system for programming the dispensing of well-being treatments for spas. Laurent BESSON, Director General of the company, told us
On 20 January 2009, ITT Corporation announced an agreement with Balboa Water Group to sell HydroAir USA and HydroAir Denmark as per 1. March 2009. Within the framework of Balboa Water Group, the company shall be operating under the name of HydroAir International, a Division of Balboa Water Group.
Hydropool Industries, Canadian manufacturer of spas, has just celebrated its 30 years in the business. As he was passing through Europe, we took this opportunity to interview Cédric Noslier, the new Territory Development Europe Manager for the brand, who is looking for new partners to complete its...
Bringing together for the first time three shows within a single event, the major worldwide rendez-vous for the pool sector has asserted its relevance, both in terms of number of exhibitors and visitors attending the event and also by the quality of the contacts made.
SCP Pool Corporation, leader mondial de la distribution et de l'équipement de piscines et spas, a choisi le Salon Mondial de la Piscine et du Spa de Lyon pour annoncer sa toute récente acquisition, avec le rachat de la société espagnole PROPLAS PLASTICOS signé à Madrid le 31 octobre dernier.
Stéphane Barralis, founder and CEO of Clair’Azur, is going forward: he has now become Hydropool’s VP of Sales and Marketing - Europe, and is operating out of Hydropool’s headquarters in Toronto (Canada).
Founded in 1973, Nordique France celebrates 35 years in the French market. The company name reflects the Swedish origin of M. Erik von Kantzow, who brought the Nordic spirit into the country where he decided to live.
SCP Europe launches its new Export department. It will cater exclusively to the European subsidiaries' contacts that reside outside of the five countries in which SCP is already present, namely the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
SCP Pool Corporation, the worldwide leader in Swimming Pool Products, celebrates their first 10 years in Europe (1998-2008). Founded in New Orleans (USA) in 1980, it has grown in stature and kept on developing its international market coverage.
The 2nd User Conference of the Wellness branch was held last 14 October in Stuttgart. This discussion forum, which proved to be a real success, was organized by the company Lux Elements and gathered 65 of its customers, originating 30 countries on all continents.
Hayward Industries, Inc., a market leader in swimming pool and flow control products, today announces the acquisition of Cat Controllers, Inc. a leading manufacturer of automatic water quality management systems for residential and commercial swimming pools, spas, water parks and other water...
Turkish manufacturer Tum Plastik Ltd. started its activities in 1971 as supplier of plastic components to main industries. Today, the company is the leader of its country in terms of design, production and sales of equipment including pumps, ball valves, butterfly, checkvalves, unions,...
On 29th February more than 200 people participated in the inauguration of the new buildings of head-office of SCP France and the SCP branch in Rodez. On this occasion, clients and suppliers had the opportunity to visit the new sites.
Ecology is a major concern these days. That is the reason why Pentair Water Pool & Spa™ has decided to go green and will introduce the Eco ™ Brand for their environmentally friendly products during the Lyon Pool show 2008.
Proteus is strengthening its European development with the creation of an export management position held by Claudio Bonfanti. He will be in charge of the European distributors network, particularly in France, where it is directed by Julien Herrise and is already comprised of about twenty members.
EurosPaPoolNews.com met Rosalba Boaretto, Manager of the Swimming Pools Business Unit of FLAG Soprema Group, one of the world leaders in the manufacturing of synthetic surfaces for waterproofing purposes mainly destined to the following sectors – underground works – plumbing works and...
Cemi, market leader in the sector of water parks and wellness centres both in Italy and abroad, opens the 2008 year with a great event: the inauguration of “ELDORADO”, 45 000 m² dedicated to entertainment, wellness and health, studied and realized by Cemi.
AstralPool, which belongs to the holding company Fluidra, has launched a new facility in October 2008. The new offices are located in the Leshegy industrial zone of the city of Szigetszentmiklos, very near to Budapest, Hungary.
The owners of the new premium Hotel "Las Playitas" in Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, decided to have solar heating installed by Solar-Ripp to keep the 2 000 m3 of water in their Olympic training pool at a constant 25 to 26 C°.
Swedish company Pahlén continues its expansion in the Middle East markets and has opened a new business office in Dubai, which will be run by Mr. Anil Prabhakaran, who joined the sales team last summer.
Swimming-pools under the aegis of the letter Z: manufacturing and managing swimming-pools. Europool Italia, a company belonging to the Zodiac group, presents the preview of the Zodiac Days’09 initiative, a training course dedicated to swimming-pool experts split into 10 different courses held in...
For Gruppo Piscine Castiglione/Myrtha Pool guidelines are crucial. It is not only a matter of traditional training. The swimming-pool sector is in fact based on technical foundations, and requires special competences including technico-commercial engineers, technical designing abilities and last...
Australasia’s top eco-friendly pools announced.The first national Environmental Awards for the swimming pool industry have been presented at a gala dinner on the Gold Coast by SPLASH! magazine. Entries were received every state in Australia and also New Zealand.
SPLASH! has been hailed as the largest ever pool and spa trade show in Australia after breaking all industry records. The 93 exhibitors filled two halls of the Conrad Jupiters on the Gold Coast, totalling 1360 square-metres of floorspace.
Interbad 2008, which will take place 15 to 18 October for the first time at the new Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, Europe’s most modern trade fair grounds, will provide first-class presentations and an abundance of knowledge to a high standard in the congresses taking place parallel to the event.
RENOLIT membranes were in attendance at the aquatic events in Beijing. In close collaboration with the clients A&T Italy and Europool China, RENOLIT Ibérica participated in the refurbishment of the Ying Tung Natatorium in the Chinese capital.
The Dutch Dolphin is up to speed and after a couple of strokes he taps the side. Pieter van den Hoogenband trains in his own pool. Normally he does so at the brand new Dutch National Swimming center in Eindhoven
Hans Ericson has been appointed new president of Pahléns Fabriker AB June 2, 2008. Hans comes Sievert AB, an international company specialized in manufacture and sales of heating tools, where he held the position as president and CEO.
Dimension One Spas’ Amore Bay comfortably accommodates up to 7 persons and stands out the crowd because of its distinct massage areas, including a multi-level playground in which everyone can move about freely.
After the inauguration of a subsidiary in the United Kingdom in January 2008 followed by another in West Indies in February, the new South Lyon Procopi branch will be inaugurated in less than two months.
Pacific Spas Inc., one of the world’s leading Canadian spa manufacturers based in Surrey, British Columbia, has announced the appointment of three new distributors for their spa line. Following a number of key international meetings, Pacific Spas has appointed...
The 9th FINA 25 m World Swimming Championships, for which AstralPool is an official provider, have ended with an absolute success: 18 world records were set. The Manchester Evening News Arena, known for being a large concert venue, housed the Championships, which took place April 9 to 13. This year...
3 to 5 March, Mondial Piscine met all its partners-counsels for its annual seminar in the presence of its Chairman Michel Morin. Its Belgian, Luxembourgian, Swiss, Portuguese and Spanish partners, too, came over for the meeting.
Messe Stuttgart and VNU Exhibitions Asia organise spin-off of the leading trade fair ‘interbad’ in Asia / A successful combination of trade fair and congress. ‘interbath China’ will take place in Shanghai 11 to 13 June 2008. At the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC), the...
Hydro Sud Direct network of pool designers offers its clients the possibility of buying online. Its objective is to provide an excellent level of services for purchases made on the site: After-sales service, guarantee, technical advice…
The company will install two temporary pools with a total of two million litres of water at the very popular concert venue : Barcelona, 11 January 2008- AstralPool will install the main pools for the 9th FINA World 25 m Swimming Championships, to be held in Manchester (England) 9 to 13 April 2008.