The latest news for pool and spa professionals

From 13th to 15th February 2019, the Bologna Exhibition Centre will host the 11th edition of ForumPiscine, the only professional event in Italy on public and residential pools, spas and thermal centres. Every year the event becomes more and more international with 15% of 7,500 visitors and 20% of...
The company specialised in climate control products and solutions (including pool heating, cooling and dehumidification solutions) has undergone a complete renovation over the course of 2018, with the group’s CEO Torben Duer to create a ‘showroom facility’ at the forefront of everyone’s...
There’s only one place to be Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st January – in the UK at SPATEX 2019!With all the leading manufacturers and distributors exhibiting, the stage is set for a spectacular show. There’s never been so many swimming pools, spas and hot tubs on display. With in excess of a...
One of the major HVAC organisations, Dantherm Group has appointed a new Group Service VP – Karl Lowe to enhance service and spare parts across their global offices. Karl Lowe brings with him 22 years of experience and knowledge of the HVAC service industry. To find out more we sat down with him...
The Specialist in aquatic play solutions Waterplay Solutions Corp. announced Shaun Goodyer in the newly formed position of Business Development Manager for Canadian market. Goodyer brings two decades of experience in the Canadian recreation marketplace to the Waterplay team. Recognized in the...
From 13th to 15th February opens the 2019 edition of ForumPiscine and ForumClub, the only b2b Congress and Expo in Italy dedicated, on the one hand, to the fitness and wellness Industry, and on the other to pools and spas. With an exhibition area that aims to the sold out and a busy program of...
The European brand, specialising in water and landscape professions from the Descours & Cabaud group, was created in 2009 from the merger of Somair Gervat and the EPJ agencies. It has grown this year by the integration of Prosjet-Irrigarrone, a company specialising in the distribution of...
Le JUSTE LIEN Special UK No.14 is preparing its newest edition, with a new page layout! As usual the journal will be distributed for free at SPATEX Show, from January 29 to 31, 2019. Everything to be known about the UK's Wet Leisure market will be in this edition!
SPATEX 2019 will take place at Ricoh Arena, Coventry, from Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st January 2019, in the Ericsson Exhibition Hall. You can discover who will exhibit in 2019, the workshops & Seminars programme... To read also in this article: the organisers of SPATEX highlight six reasons why...
Welcome to the Pool Studio of EuroSpaPoolNews. We created a partnership with GL Events for the Piscine Global Europe 2018 show. Our studio was the place to be where professionals from the Pool and Spa Industry exchanged on subjects as innovation, ecology and community pools. The theme 'The Pool as...
AZENCO’s position is strengthening further still on the French market with the opening of three new branches in the country. Three other new stores will also be opened in 2019. Azenco is a landscaping professional that specialises in pool covers (shelters and shutters), but also in decking...
Established in the French market since 5 years, the Spanish company BEHQ has affirmed itself by its ability to meet diverse requirements in water treatment products for pools and spas. The PISCIMAR product range, dedicated to swimming pools, is regularly extended to respond to the needs of its...
The Telford, UK, based manufacturer and distributor of the famous pool and spa filter brand in Europe have demolished previous years’ records already, increasing their market share in key markets across the continent. Darlly Europe Director, Gil Gingell, puts the company’s continued success...
Welcome to the Pool Studio of EuroSpaPoolNews. We created a partnership with GL Events for the Piscine Global Europe 2018 show. Our studio was the place to be where professionals from the Pool and Spa Industry exchanged on subjects as innovation, ecology and community pools. The theme 'The Pool as...
On February 12-15, 2019, the 23rd International exhibition for domestic and industrial heating, water supply, engineering and plumbing systems, air conditioning, ventilation and equipment for pools, saunas and spas, will gather professionals of the sector at Crocus Expo centre in Moscow, Russia....
Hosted by the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA), the annual European Pool and Spa Awards celebrate the best of the industry, with award winners from across Europe competing for the highest accolades. Piscine Global in Lyon, France provided the venue on Wednesday 14th...
The 15th Annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) saw its largest attendance ever this year, attracting nearly 600 aquatic professionals from all over the world to Charleston, South Carolina, and to six WAHCity locations in the U.S. and Canada. Organized by the National Swimming Pool...
In perfect harmony with the spirit of the event and in line with the company’s strategy putting end users more and more at the centre of all its operations, FITT had decided to include a display on its stand at Piscine Global Europe specially designed to illustrate the innovative features of the...
HAYWARD’s first European Sales and Marketing seminar took place at the end of September in Segovia, Spain, with the presence of CEO Clark Hale and several representatives of the American management. The theme of this first edition was ‘One Team, One Organisation’.  The objectives of this...
LaMotte’s innovative WaterLink Spin photometer now has NSF certification! The NSF/ANSI 50 certification mark on a water quality testing device (WQTD) used in recreational waters, such as pools and spas, means that the product was reviewed and certified by NSF International to meet applicable...
As part of its development strategy, Hayward intends to strengthen its support for swimming pool specialists to help them boost their sales. The company has therefore set up a distribution strategy for its products within its network of partner dealers, together with a loyalty programme offering...
In an exclusive partnership with Gl Events, EuroSpaPoolNews invites you to discover the video interviews conducted at the Pool Studio, on the Piscine Global Europe 2018. Every day, in this dedicated video studio, 3 interviews was filmed, edited and broadcasted on Social Networks, on the...
Thierry BIEKENS is taking over from Jean-Pierre LOPEZ as General Manager of POOL CARE France for MELSPRING SAS and is moving to Perpignan. Thierry BIEKENS, a man who needs no introduction, will also continue to look after southern Europe and Africa for Melspring in the Netherlands.He has been at...
The company has been making, pavements and accessories for swimming pools out of reconstructed natural stone for over forty years. It is one of the leaders in its sector with over 2,000 swimming pools supplied in 2018. It works with the largest Italian distributors and over the years it has earned...
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF) has announced the election of a new President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary of its Board of Directors. Additionally, in January 2019 Michelle Kavanaugh will assume the role of Executive Director of The Pool Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The...
In an exclusive partnership with Gl Events, EuroSpaPoolNews invites you to discover the video interviews conducted at the Pool Studio, on the Piscine Global Europe 2018. Every day, in this dedicated video studio, 3 interviews are filmed, edited and broadcasted on Social Networks, on the...
The demand for pools and spas is undergoing significant changes that have directly impacted the profession. In particular in the following areas: Connectivity and home automation / The environment and energy / 3D and drones.
In an exclusive partnership with Gl Events, EuroSpaPoolNews invites you to discover the video interviews conducted at the Pool Studio, on the Piscine Global Europe 2018. Every day, in this dedicated video studio, 3 interviews are filmed, edited and broadcasted on Social Networks, on the...
The Belgian manufacturer of OASE automatic swimming pool covers celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Based in Proven (Belgium) and today directed by CEO Frédéric Claeys, the company is one of the most experienced European suppliers in the swimming pool technology sector. Fifty years ago,...
To respond to regulatory frameworks, to specific demands of customers and the growth of the sector, the swimming pool professional has had to train himself and acquire new skills. Pool Safety Law 2007, construction standards, DTU (unified technical documents), DP/PC urbanisation... The profession...
In an exclusive partnership with Gl Events, EuroSpaPoolNews invites you to discover the video interviews conducted at the Pool Studio, on the Piscine Global Europe 2018. Every day, in this dedicated video studio, 3 interviews are filmed, edited and broadcasted on Social Networks, on the...
Because, over the past ten years, the swimming pool profession has gone through a real revolution, linked to a profound change in the demands of customers who are keen on innovations and new approaches.  Design, environment, home automation, security ... Pool professionals have had to train...
In July, Fluidra and Zodiac closed their overall merger. The combined company now has 5,500 employees, a portfolio of the most widely recognized brands in the industry and a presence in over 45 countries. The new company has kept the Fluidra name and remains listed on the Spanish stock exchange.
1948: In the wake of the Second World War, Louis GACHES (father of the company’s current CEO, Pierre GACHES) got hold of chemical products thanks to the Marshall Plan and made his first formulas in the basement of the family home. Ever since he joined the company, Pierre, his son, has been...
The PISCINE GLOBAL EUROPE exhibition showcases 4 offers: "Residential", residential pools for private use, "Commercial", for public pools, aquatic centres, hotels and open-air accommodation, "Outdoor", for pool landscaping, and "Wellness" for fitness (spas, saunas and steam rooms, fitness...
Thanks to the PIP Scanner application, PENTAIR offers you many gifts and a chance to win a cruise in the Caribbean during the Piscine Global Show. Pentair’s PIP Scanner mobile app, makes life easier for pool professionals by making the sale and maintenance of TradeGrade products easier than...
The Lyon exhibition, as always, offers the opportunity not only to meet the sales teams and heads of SCP’s agencies, but also the managers of the European subsidiaries, and also the SCP Europe team led by Sylvia Monfort. During this edition, visitors also have the occasion to talk to the...
This year, POLYTROPIC, a specialist in pool heating, celebrates 15 years serving pool professionals by welcoming you to a brand new stand. The entire team always love taking part in this unmissable event for the market, but this year promises to be packed with festivities and innovations!  
The Professione Acqua Convegno d’Autunno is the big event of its kind in Italy for builders, designers, suppliers and managers of swimming pools and health & fitness centres. Now taking place for the fifth time, it continues to grow.
BUILDING Pool Cover Profiles is a 100% Belgian company which manufactures the profiles to assemble a swimming pool cover. The company places special emphasis on supplying these profiles for the pool cover constructors by offering a high quality and a wide variety of profiles, available in...
This 1st October, Hexagone celebrated its 9th anniversary in the German and Austrian markets. Three fundamental values  - the sense of service, the commitment and the human - have contributed to the creation of this company.
EPAI is starting its 15th year in the swimming pool market (private and commercial), with a main offer in pool heat pumps ranging from 3 to 300kW. Its 15 different ranges and a full ability for customization rank the company among the major players of the sector in France.
It is less than 3 months before the curtain rises on the 23rd edition of  SPATEX 2019, the wet leisure Industry’s spectacular at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.The stage is set for a vibrant and engaging event bursting with NEW exhibitors, NEW products and NEW seminar topics. It promises to be the...
Are there manufacturers that not only demonstrate their products, but also their corporate entrepreneurial vision, innovative spirit and versatility? That have a flair for new topics and developments, and with all the enjoyment of new design, and do not lose sight of the tried and tested?...
Pleatco, LLC, a leader in pool and spa filtration products, with longtime co-sponsors GENESIS® and the National Swimming Pool Foundation®, today announced the winners of the 2018 Perfect Pool Guy and Gal Search!  The annual Pleatco PoolGuy/Gal Search is an innovative way to honor the...
What does this change for resellers?  Well, nothing ... and everything too! In fact, the Procopi offer does not change - the same quality of products and services that have been appreciated over many years.  The sales strategy does not change either, with partner contacts and close relationships...
In the very competitive tourist environment in France and abroad, the landscaping and maintenance of a swimming pool in a tourist establishment is of strategic importance. The layouts of pools and spas will play a vital role in the growth of tourist establishments!
The German CHEMOFORM group, specialised in public and private pool maintenance and treatment, and the FIJA Group, specialists in the production and distribution of equipment for public and private pools have announced their merger that will take effect at the end of the year.
2018 has been the year of a thousand and one facets. Between the surprises caused by changes in weather, the vicissitudes of the financial market and a world that seems to go faster and faster, the causes for concern are not lacking.  And yet it is a time to rejoice!
Plastipack Ltd has been awarded the 2018 Institute of Physics Business Innovation Award for the development of EnergyGuard™ Selective Transmission material in collaboration with the University of Surrey. The award recognises Plastipack’s excellence in innovation, delivering significant...
Le JUSTE LIEN Special LYON, distributed at Piscine Global Europe in Lyon from 13 to 16 November 2018, is in preparation! A big edition will be waiting for you at the most important trade exhibition this year, the Piscine Global Europe.
Not only the digital world changes dramatically. Also, the Tintometer®-family with its head office in Dortmund alters rapidly. That is now reflecting In the brand-new website of the German company group. On www.lovibond.com the Lovibond® products for Water Testing and Colour Measurement are...
The second edition of TECNOVA PISCINAS 2019, the Technology and Innovation Trade Show for Aquatic Installations, organized by IFEMA and taking place from February 26 to March 1, 2019 at the Feria de Madrid, is raising great excitement within the industry.
NESPA inducted its 2018-2019 Board of Directors at the Association’s Annual Membership Meeting this past September. The following members of the Executive Committee for the association were sworn into office.
The new strategic cooperation between Peraqua Austria and Chemia Brugg Switzerland is offering the overall Swiss pool industry access to the high end Smart Pool Technology range of Peraqua and Praher Austria.
For the seventh year in a row, Polin Waterparks' innovative King Cobra waterslide has been honored by Kirmes & Park Revue magazine and fifth time in seven years, it earned the "First Place European Star Award" in the category of "Best Waterslide in Europe." Polin is honored by King Cobra's impact...
Myrtha Pools has been part of the requalification of the renowned Hotel La Palma, a 4 star hotel located in an extremely central area of Stresa, on one of the most beautiful and trendy lakefronts of the Maggiore lake. The hotel was recently renovated to offer its guests cosy and refined areas, and...
BISHTA issues the following advice regarding wood-fired (Scandinavian-type) hot tubs, as they are not considered suitable for ‘business settings’ (e.g. holiday parks and rentals) unless they are going to be drained and cleaned at least every 3 to 5 hours, depending on the water source used.
Procopi, recently acquired by the BWT Group, held the BWT POOL DAYS, on the 25th, 26th and 27th of September at its Procopi agency in Trappes, near Paris – an agency located close to their professional clients and that also includes a show-room presenting their products and an international...
Beside the functional high-end equipment, soft factors such as greenery, light and acoustics play a significant role in creating the perfect environment for maximum well-being for all the senses. The interior design and architects' office Schienbein+Pier GbR from Stuttgart is specialised in the...
Anti Wave is proud to announce that its competition swimming, water polo, pool deck and pool programming equipment have been selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games aquatic competition and training facility located on the Gold Coast, Australia.
More than fifty pool professionals participated at the inauguration of the new Niveko production site in Uherský Brod, Czech Republic. Guests came form Germany, UK, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Luxembourg.
As the long hot days of summer turn to the mellow hues of autumn and the out of office replies get fewer in number, thoughts turn to SPATEX 2019. It’s been a belter of a summer, with no summer to touch it for a very long time – for those who can remember it, 1976 to be precise.
Hayward Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial pool equipment and industrial flow control products, today announced it has signed a definitive Purchase Agreement to acquire Paramount Leisure Industries, Inc. The transaction is expected to close...
The Technology and Innovation Trade Show for Aquatic Installations, TECNOVA PISCINAS 2019, is being organised by IFEMA. Its second edition will take place between 26 February and 1 March next year at Feria de Madrid, and it continues to enjoy broad support by major players in the pool industry.
Unspoilt bathing pleasure with the aid of optimum water treatment: interbad 2018 shows the latest developments. For many people, bathing, splashing and swimming are a natural part of any holiday, sporting or leisure experience. In Germany alone, according to estimates from the German Association...
For its third edition, French magazine dedicated to the French market of Commercial Pools and Spas (Spécial COLLECTIVITES) promises to be even richer in hot topics and news about the latest products.  Published once a year, it will be released in September 2018. If you want to target this French...
Following another successful year, Golden Coast, is expanding its purchasing team. Abby Fletcher has joined the team at their Barnstaple headquarters in the role of Purchasing Administrator. Golden Coast managing director Jamie Adams said of the appointment: “Though she’s not been with us...
Pellikaan Construction, one of Europe’s leading leisure centre specialists, has chosen to include EVA Optic LEDs, which are available exclusively through Golden Coast, within the lighting design of its new multi-million pound leisure centre project at Waltham Abbey in Essex. Having completed...
An insight into the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards from Sallie Leslie-Golding (PR & Marketing Manager – BISHTA and SPATA). Even when business is good, and turnover is healthy, you should never stop marketing your business, and this is where the strength of the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards can...
PERAQUA Austria will exhibit the overall & newest PRAHER SWIMMINGPOOL VALVE RANGE at the POOL Pro booth this year at the Splash show in Australia, from August 1st to 2nd.
Fluidra and  Zodiac have closed their merger, which was announced in November 2017. The combined company will keep the Fluidra name and remain listed on the Spanish stock exchange.
The 15th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) will feature keynote speakers, sessions, and a new track, all designed to create growth for professionals in all segments of the aquatic industry.  The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), a Colorado Springs non-profit organization,...
When it comes to corporate communications, KLAFS, among the market leaders in the sauna, pool and spa sector, continues to value experience and broad journalistic expertise.  Starting July 1, Benno Kirschenhofer, 41, will act as Corporate Communications advisor working in the company headquarters...
Buoyed by the success of this year's exhibition, where the organisers were rewarded with an 8.5 per cent increase in visitor numbers, the SPATEX Team are preparing for the next Show. There is no shortage of new ideas to keep the Show fresh and relevant, and heralding the start of the new campaign...
Mr. Eng. Thomas Pachner will strengthen the Technical Export Sales Team from Peraqua Austria from now on. He'll be mainly responsible for Western European Areas, such as Benelux, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal and UK.  Furthermore he'll be responsible for new business development and technical...
Published in French with 6,000 copies sent to pool and spa professionals in France and French overseas departments, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, ... Special PROS, the magazine for the pool and spa professions, deals with information relating to these sectors: new products, the...
Four years ago, CCEI chose to establish itself in Canada, with a view to certifying its pool equipment designed specifically for this specialized market. Its subsidiary CCEI Inc. now well established in the maple leaf country, plans to storm the US market in 2019.
2018 promises to be a very good year for Piscine Global Europe, which will be blowing out 40 candles this year! From 13th to 16th November, the international trade show will set up camp over 28,000 m² at Eurexpo-Lyon, to welcome 600 exhibitors, 60% of whom come from abroad, and 18,000 visitors...
With Calorex being such a well-known and reliable brand in the UAE, contractors Desert Leisure Group contacted them to be part of this project of man-made mixed-use island in Dubai. Their swimming pool heater chillers were selected for all 13 swimming pools, a total of 22 machines.
Certikin Sales Director, Richard Way and NIVEKO CEO Šimon Janča, shake hands after signing a contract making Certikin International the exclusive distributor of the brand in the UK. Established in 1995, Czech Republic-based NIVEKO is regarded as a home of premium quality one-piece pools,...
Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) Chief Executive Officer Elena Gosse has been appointed to two major positions with the nation’s swimming pool and spa industry peak body, the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Australia (SPASA). Elena has been nominated for a two-year tenure as a Director...
As of 1 June, 2018 the Calorex website has changed its name to danthermgroup.co.uk with all Dantherm Group UK digital marketing and social media accounts linking to this site. Since Calorex became part of the Dantherm Group in January 2016 the UK has been a leading force in selling all four brands...
Millions of Americans will soon head to their local swimming pool, but a new survey finds that many swimmers aren’t aware they might be wading into potential health risks at the pool. The annual Healthy Pools survey, conducted by the Water Quality & Health Council, found that 63 percent of...
The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) announced today that Silvia Uribe has been promoted to Director of Education, effective immediately.  In her new role, Uribe will be responsible for developing and growing APSP University’s certification programs and the overall strategic...
The World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will provide unique opportunities for industry leaders to network and learn. The 15th Annual WAHC will be hosted October 10-12, 2018, at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina. New this year, the WAHC will be broadcast to six additional...
We announced it in our recent issue of the magazine Le JUSTE LIEN Special BENELUX; a new self-service agency was preparing its opening in Temse (Antwerp) in Belgium.  This second FLUIDRA agency set up in the low country will serve its Flemish and Dutch professional customers in pool equipment.
As of May 16, onboarding has begun for David Atencio, new Executive Director of The Pool, Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance). Eileen Benjamin, former Executive Director of The Alliance, stepped down due to unforeseen health concerns. Benjamin and Atencio are actively communicating during this...
An initial trend is already emerging now for interbad 2018: It is a magnet for international exhibitors and visitors. For instance, journalists and industry experts from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Finland and Great Britain took...
Many people underestimate the risks of being in, on, and around the water. Water Safety USA, a consortium of 14 national governmental and non-governmental organizations, announces the 2018 water safety message: “Become Water Competent.” There are three key elements of water competence: water...
SCP UK opened its doors for 2 days in March to host a Wellness Academy in its dedicated Academy Seminar Room and newly created showroom area which will form part of the new Trade Counter being built at the Gatwick Head Office.
Three Myrtha Pools swimming pools. Modern, efficient and environmental-friendly: in the heart of Jerago con Orago, Varese province, the new municipality sport centre Palestra in Acqua Cele Daccò, opened last winter. The facility consists of 3 Myrtha swimming pools that allows the citizens of...
For its 40th anniversary, DIMENSION ONE SPAS made an impact with the launch of its Executive™ spa, in parallel with the many actions taken this year, and gave Frans Luijben - Vice President, International Sales, Marketing and Head of Global Sales Network (except USA and Canada) - the opportunity...
After the commercial success of PoolCop in 2017 and with the market growth for connect automation technology firmly assured, the automated pool management system raises more and more interest! The most recent was that of Dominik GRAF, CEO of Dryden Aqua, who has just agreed a long term partnership...
Mille Örnmark, you have just been appointed President of EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations), can you remind us how many countries are now part of EUSA?    
Pentair introduces their new mobile app – PIP Scanner – created to ease the daily activities for the pool professionals. Its goal: to enhance the selling and servicing of Pentair’s TradeGrade line of products.
Although the mobile deck was first launched as a protection for small pools in limited spaces, it has earned its place as an aesthetic accomplishment and has now even become very trendy. Several manufacturers offer models that seem similar, where the differences lie in their technicality, quality...
On the 9th of April a fire took place in Pentair's Herentals factory (Belgium). The fire was limited to a small part of the factory mainly impacting their Pool Production department’s fumes exhausting system. As of today the production lines are back in a normal operational mode with the...
Anti Wave announces that their competition swimming, water polo and pool deck and pool programming equipment have been selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games aquatic facility located on the Gold Coast, Australia - The Opus Aquatic Centre.
Fluidra recently entered into a business partnership with FITT, an Italian company specialised in developing and manufacturing water-conveyance pipes designed for the pool and spa sector. The agreement entails an exclusive distribution licence in Spain and Portugal for the innovative patented FITT...