The latest news for pool and spa professionals

Thanks to SCP's strong partnership with PoolCop since the last 4 years, 2017 saw an increase in the number of swimming pool automation system installations throughout Europe. If one may recall, with PoolCop Evolution the pool is connected, allowing both unrestricted management and significant...
With each new edition, the trade show brings a host of new products and activities.  The 2018 edition will be strongly oriented towards the art of living, customer experience and digital. Approaches that are fully in tune with the times and particularly effective for understanding our market!
It is THE big issue of the first semester, and the last one to be published to start THE season! A special edition dedicated to NEW POOL AND SPA PRODUCTS, printed in 8,000 copies will be sent to professionals across Europe in April.
End of January 2018 more then 150 Peraqua Partners from over 15 countries took part in this perfectly organized event in Upper Austria. This time Peraqua has rented a complete castle in a very rural and hilly area next to the head office of Peraqua Austria. A perfect location for more then 9...
This edition published in German, Italian and French will be full of new products and news from the pool and spa sector. This special edition is sent to 1,000 copies to professionals in Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein, as well as neighboring French, German and Italian departments.
Marquis® Dealers from around the world gathered in Salem, Oregon to attend the University of Marquis 2018 International Dealer Event at the Salem Convention Center on February 19th, 20th and 21st. Dealers attended educational sessions during the day with banquets, entertainment and awards at...
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces that S.R. Smith has renewed its platinum level partnership through 2018.  The platinum level partner sponsorship is the premier corporate sponsorship level for APSP.  S.R. Smith, based in Canby, Oregon, is a worldwide leader of...
It is called “Taastrup Svømmehal” the new pool in Høje-Taastrup, a Danish municipality of 50,000 people, a few minutes from the center of Copenhagen. The pool is built near the Taastrup Idræts Centre, a modern fitness and sport center, consisting of 12 football and tennis fields,...
Darlly Europe and Zodiac are delighted to announce the appointment of Darlly Europe as European distributor for the Nature2 range of products, which comes into immediate affect. With this new distribution, one of the European leaders of OEM and after-market pool and spa filters, expands its water...
Piscine Global Europe, the international swimming pool and wellness exhibition, will open its doors to all the professionals of the sector from 13 to 16 November 2018 at Eurexpo in Lyon, France. The next edition of the show, leading show in its sector, will resolutely shine the spotlight on the...
Connected objects are now a commercial reality. There is no doubt about it. The revenue generated in the swimming pool sector thanks to these objects is growing very quickly. However, business opportunities offered by the Internet of Things are still little known.  Distribution networks,...
Winners of the 2018 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards have been revealed at the industry gala evening, held during SPATEX at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (on 30th January). The Industry Gala Evening brings together BISHTA and SPATA (the two UK industry trade associations) in a joint event to highlight...
PENTAIR has developed the TradeGrade family of products to be sold exclusively by pool professional VIPs (brick-and-mortar retailers, pool builders and pool service professionals) and not online.
The Italian pool exhibition, which will celebrate its tenth edition in 2018, will be held in a vibrant and multifunctional space focused on the research, innovation and growth of this industry. Returning to the heart of the Bologna Exhibition Centre, the 2018 ForumPiscine will be presented in a...
The Wet Leisure Survey was launched in 2011 on the initiative of Golden Coast in association with the BSPF (the British Swimming Pool Federation) inviting every business working in the wet leisure industry to respond to few online questions.
Each year, the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA) holds an awards event to celebrate the fantastic work of the National Association members. The European Pool & Spa Awards are usually held at different pool and spa exhibitions across Europe and the 2017 event is the fifth...
The Belgian manufacturer of automatic pool covers, OASE, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The company in Proven (Belgium), led today by its Chairman, Frédéric Claeys, is one of the most experienced European suppliers in the field of swimming pool technology. ‘The designer of...
In recognition of his exceptional customer commitment, Adam Clark has been appointed Golden Coast’s Sales Director. Since joining Golden Coast in 2012, the former Sales Manager has demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the company, as well as its customers.  
SPLASH! which is held every two years, prepares to return to the Gold Coast once again for the Pool & Spa Trade Show on 1 – 2 August 2018 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.
On the 28th, 29th and 30th of November, the charming seaside resort of Rovinj in Croatia hosted the 4th edition of SCP Europe's Sales Conferences & Vendor Showcase (ISC).  During these three days, the Group's teams, POOLCORP's management, the world's leading manufacturers in the Pool and Wellness...
On 5th September, Hurricane Irma left the Caribbean island of Saint Martin in an unprecedented state of devastation. Procopi French West Indies, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Procopi Group based on the island was severely affected by the cyclone and the looting that followed. After 2 months...
The fifteenth annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will be held October 10-12, 2018, at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina. The WAHC is an extraordinary educational conference for aquatic industry professionals to discuss, learn, and network with like-minded people....
The last SCP Europe Showcase was held from 28 to 30 November in Rovinj, Croatia, a charming seaside resort in Istria. Why in Croatia? Because SCP Europe, which organizes this main Corporate event every 2 years, has just bought in October the Croatian company E Grupa. The latter is a local...
The 28th edition of interbad will open its door from 23 to 26 October 2018. The international trade fair for swimming pools, saunas and spas, which is organised by the German Association for the Recreational and Medicinal Bath Industry (DGfdB) together with Messe Stuttgart, is one of the most...
Don’t be the one who’s left behind! The global wet leisure industry is preparing to gather in the UK at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena at the end of January and it promises to be the best international event EVER! Jump in a car, book a plane or a train and kickstart your year – all roads lead to...
Several issues of Le JUSTE LIEN await you in early 2018 to provide you with regular information on the Pool and Spa industry, and also to enable you to communicate effectively and in a targeted manner…
SCP Pool Portugal won for the third time the European Best Sales Center award, attributed to the agencies of the SCP universe, for the excellent results obtained along this year. SCP Portugal's Director, Filipa Santos, exposes her point of view on the 2017 season.
New year greetings are a delicate exercise each year.  What can one wish for this new year?  And if we look back to all that was positive in 2017 to wish at least the same? At IMC, the year has flown by. And with good reason!
On December 29 of 2017 the merger  deed of the companies KRIPSOL INDUSTRIAL, S.L.U. y KRIPSOL GESTIÓN, S.L.U., SUGAR VALLEY, S.L.U., KRIPSOL IBÉRICA, S.L.U., HAYWARD POOL ACQUISITION, S.L.U., FIBERPOOL INTERNACIONAL, S.L., KRIPSOL HIDRAULICA, S.L.U., KRIPSOL ARAGÓN, S.L.U., KRIPSOL EXPORT,...
The National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ), leading provider of pool operator training in more than 100 countries, is excited to announce an international partnership with the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc. (ORFA), a leading provider of education, training, and...
The Northeast Spa & Pool Association would like to announce the selection of Dominick Mondi as the Executive Director of the Association effective January 22, 2018. This hire is the completion of a months long executive search process.
SCP Pool Portugal won for the third time the European Best Sales Center award, attributed to the agencies of the SCP universe, for the excellent results obtained along this year. This award is the recognition of several factors that culminate in the excellent performance of the Rio de Mouro...
IFEMA is organizing the second edition of the TECNOVA PISCINAS 2019 Exhibition of Technology and Innovation for Aquatic Installations, from 26th February to 1st March 2019, in Hall 5 of the Show.
AQUA SALON- the International Wellness & Spa. Pool and Sauna exhibition of Moscow invites professionals to come and visit and become an exhibitor from 1 to 4 of March 2018 at the Crocus Expo fairground! The 2017 edition of the Moscow Garden Show successfully gathered 50 companies presenting their...
PENTAIR has developed the TradeGrade family of products to be sold exclusively by pool professional VIPs (brick-and-mortar retailers, pool builders and pool service professionals) and not online.
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the Asociación de Profesionales de la Piscina A.C. (APPAC) announce an international partnership, bringing together two respected organizations committed to the advancement of the pool, spa and hot tub industry.
The curtain will soon rise on SPATEX 2018, from Tuesday 30th January to Thursday 1st February. Visitors will find there the famous and popular double seminar and Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE) Workshop programme, which is among the Industry's geatest sources of free knowledge with CPD...
At the end of October Hanovia Limited and Berson Milieutechniek B.V., both part of Halma plc, have merged to create a new unified company providing ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems. Municipal and industrial water treatment customers to benefit from comprehensive product portfolio, increased...
The international exhibitor presence for the UK’s only dedicated wet leisure Exhibition, SPATEX 2018, has grown and, responding to the overwhelming demand for more exhibitor space, the SPATEX team have increased the floorplan, making it an even bigger and bolder show!
The next Wet Leisure Industry Gala Evening, which features the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards hosted annually by BISHTA & SPATA, promises to be even bigger and bolder at SPATEX 2018, as it will also include the presentation of the 2017 European Pool & Spa Awards. The latter will be streamed live...
Dr. Wallace J Nichols presented the 4th Annual Blue Mind Award to Doctor Thomas Lachocki of NSPF at the 14th Annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference held in Denver, Colorado. The Blue Mind Award recognizes an individual and/or organization for efforts that mechanize positive change in their Blue...
With increases of 11% in exhibiting brands, 17% in exhibition space and 9% in the number of visitors – almost half of whom were foreign – compared to 2015, this afternoon Piscina & Wellness Barcelona brings to a close an event defined by the recovery of the Spanish swimming pool market, which...
On 8 and 9 November 2017, representatives of swimming pool and wellness associations from 16 countries met in Cologne to form an international alliance of associations. The following countries were present at the “kick-off”: Australia, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Austria,...
CMP adds water sanitization systems to a dynamic pool and spa product portfolio by the acquisition of DEL Ozone® Holding Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries. The acquisition is a first for CMP and is a great example of growth at CMP, and supports the strategic vision of CMP presence in the...
Just before the Barcelona exhibition, the Hayward Group and the SCP PoolCorp Group finalised agreements for the acquisition of Kripsol Intermark Malaga, which will henceforth be known as SCP Malaga.
With the objective of bringing even more reliable and economical solutions to professionals, the SeaMAID brand has launched two new projectors this year. The PAR56 ECOPROOF™ lamp and the No(t)mad, a portable and rechargeable projector.
The Dutch company (Re)Cover BV, situated in Waalwijk, was selected by the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation to join a trade mission to Portugal on 10, 11 and 12 October. This trade mission visit coincides with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima's state visit to...
Myrtha Pools has built another important project for one of the most famous chains of luxury Hotels: it’s Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa, which has just completed a 40 million dollar renovation to ensure that its guests enjoy a higher level of services and amenities.
The ICO innovation, conceived after more than two years of R & D work by Ondilo, has attracted many companies in the industry! Though small and discreet, floating on the swimming pool, this connected island provides excellent performances! Impressed by the design, the practicality of the product...
Fluidra and Zodiac announced this Friday, November 3, their merger, which should close in the first half of 2018! Businesses are highly complementary with geographical strengths, brand portfolios and product offerings. The two major companies of the pool industry aim to create expanded growth...
For the seventh time, aquanale and FSB are presenting trends and themes from the swimming pool, sports and wellness industry in their convention programme. For the first time, this is happening under a new name: the Cologne Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum has become the INTERNATIONAL Swimming...
Sylvia Monfort, General Manager of SCP Europe took advantage of the Barcelona show to announce the acquisition of the company E Grupa in Croatia. Sylvia Monfort announced: "E Grupa was both a local distributor and a swimming pool builder in Istria, a peninsula located in the north-west of Croatia...
Plastipack Ltd, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialist covering materials for swimming pools, has opened a new test and research facility at its headquarters in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, England.
The HEXAGONE group, the European leader in cleaning for public swimming pools, and QUICESA, the Spanish leader in chemicals for public pools, are strengthening their cooperation through a dynamic distribution.
AQUACOVER, specialising in the manufacture of automatic covers, recently developed a number of new products that were unveiled at the last Salon Piscine Global - Lyon, particularly in the field of swimming pool covers. The innovative Cover Lock automatic locking system, highly acclaimed by the...
Pleatco, LLC, a leader in pool and spa filtration products, and longtime co-sponsor GENESIS®/National Swimming Pool Foundation®, today announced the winners of the 2017 Perfect Pool Guy and Gal Search!  The annual Pleatco PoolGuy/Gal Search is an innovative way to honor the hard-working men and...
Calorex are unveiling their new company logo as part of the ongoing evolution of the brand. Since their acquisition by Procuritas Capital Investors V in January 2016, which saw the company become part of the Dantherm Group with Dantherm A/S and then later Master and Aerial, a refresh of the logo...
They are among the founding fathers of the EUSA, the European Swimming Pool Association and it now looks as though they will soon be laying the cornerstone of a worldwide pool association.  This is not so far-fetched if you look at what the Vice-President of the Association for Swimming Pools and...
The session, Before and After the Storm: Disaster Safety, Prevention, and Response is tailored to the pool, spa, and outdoor living industry to assist them in education and servicing their customers when a natural disaster occurs. The International Pool Spa Patio Expo will facilitate a panel...
The fourth “Covegno d’Autunno” (Professione Aqua) will be held in Tuscany on 23 and 24 November 2017. This Pool Industry event has been characterised over the last few years by the high technical-scientific level of the topics addressed and by the beauty of the locations where it has been...
In a few weeks from now, aquanale 2017, will open its gates. From 7 to 10 November 2017, over 300 exhibitors from more than 25 countries will showcase their new products and concepts.
The internationalisation of EXTRABAT PISCINES, the integrated management software for swimming pools, has commenced. First stop, Spain, very strong demand.
The California Pool & Spa Association (CPSA) is expanding its geographic focus, forming The Pool, Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance) and combining with the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), effective January 1, 2018.
Once again this year, there will be several hundred French pool professionals who will throng the aisles of the Barcelona exhibition. This 2017 edition of Piscina & Wellness will have its share of innovations and new trends. In this domain, French companies are not trailing behind.
Welcome to everyone at the 13th Piscina & Wellness exhibition in Barcelona! As Chair of the Spanish Association of Swimming Pool Professionals (ASOFAP), my role is to represent and uphold the interests of our industry both in Spain and internationally.
“Proud to welcome the actors of a healthy and dynamic industry!” This year’s Piscina & Wellness Barcelona is now here, and I am pleased to have the honour of chairing the event.
Hayward are proud to announce the appointment of Jon Lopez Inchaurbe as Managing Director for Europe. Starting in July 2017, he is in charge of Hayward Pool Europe, Kripsol and Sugar Valley.
EuroSpaPoolNews and its whole team look forward to welcoming you on its booth D147 - Hall 2 at Piscina & Wellness - Barcelona, from 17th to 20th October, for 4 intense days immersed in a world of water! Our special edition of Le JUSTE LIEN will be distributed at the entrance of the exhibition to...
The SPATEX team will be out and about at Piscina in Barcelona on all four days of the Show and look forward to meeting you. With over a hundred high quality wet leisure exhibitors representing all commercial and domestic sectors and a double seminar and workshop programme, featuring a host of...
Always on the lookout for new trends, this year, EuroSpaPoolNews has decided to sponsor an exhibition of connected objects that use the Internet Of Things. Although many of you may already be familiar with the concept, EuroSpaPoolNews, with a constant desire to enlighten you on major innovations...
The company was founded in 1967 and is manufacturing premium swimming pool equipment with about 70% export to 70 countries. Since 2012, the Pahlen family has reacquired 100% of the company.
Melspring, the Dutch manufacturer and distributor of water treatment products for swimming pools has obtained approvals for the Spanish and Portuguese markets.
At Golden Coast’s Barnstaple headquarters, the sales team has been expanded to strengthen the support available and help customers to grow and prosper in their businesses.
Le JUSTE LIEN  Special GERMANY, specially published for aquanale of Colonia from 7th to 10th of November 2017, is in preparation.
There are 121,070 swimming pools in Spain for public and community use, with an average age of 17 years old, according to a study conducted by Piscina & Wellness Barcelona and the Spanish Association of Swimming Pool Professionals (ASOFAP). The need for maintenance, renovation or comprehensive...
Hayward is expanding its sales team in Germany with two new recruits. Robert Molyneux and Olivier Fruehwald will be working alongside Marion Latrèche, Sales Manager for this area. This reinforcement is motivated by the company’s stated ambitions, namely: to increase the presence of the brand on...
As is its wont every year, CCEI will take advantage of the European trade fairs to present its latest innovations for the upcoming season. At the end of the year, new products will be unveiled at the Piscina & Wellness exhibition in Barcelona from October 17th to 20th, and at the aquanale in...
We are delighted to announce that NewComex, which controls 100% of the Procopi Group, has been sold on 18th September 2017  to the Austrian company FIBA, based in Mondsee.
DLW delifol is part of DLW Flooring GmbH, a floor-covering manufacturer since 1882. Its head office and production units are ideally located in the heart of Europe, near Stuttgart in Germany.
The arena for the swimming event in Japan during the 72nd National Athletic Meet was a temporary pool “made in Italy“, designed by Myrtha Pools. This annual event, held from September 10 to 17, involved athletes of all ages and took place in Ehime Prefecture, one of the southernmost parts of...
PoolCover are extremely dedicated in supporting the challenges of acquiring qualified swimming teachers in the UK and Ireland, and are the foremost technology-led platform doing so. They are passionate about supplying the best candidates to fulfill these invaluable teaching roles - learning to...
The first call for entries for the Wellness Spa Experience Awards was a complete success, with 57 candidacies received in the following categories: Health resorts, thalassotherapy centres, spas and thermal or wellness technique.
The PENTAIR Academy offers to the pool professionals (PIP members) to join training sessions to learn the latest developments in automation systems, pumps, heaters, lighting, filtration,... The training days are hapening in diferent countries in Europe, parts of the PENTAIR Academy Training Tour!
aquanale, the International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience, is further consolidating its position as the industry’s leading international platform. The event has already almost matched the very good result of the previous event in terms of exhibitor participation, announced Katharina C....
The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia (SPASA Australia) has acquired the SPLASH! brand from The Intermedia Group (TIG) and Interpoint Events (IE). The acquisition by Australia’s peak swimming pool and spa industry body will take effect immediately. It includes both SPLASH! magazine...
Twelve months ago, SPATA publicised the excellent service that its members were able to benefit from, having access to 25 standards as part of British Standards Online (BSOL). Following positive feedback from members, the SPATA National Council has extended the BSOL service for a second year!
Innovation and excellence in Australian manufacturing, along with outstanding business acumen were recognized today with the announcement that Brisbane based Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) has won four Stevie International Business Awards (Stevie IBAs). Led by CEO, Elena Gosse, AIS...
Last month Michele Ravizza of Eurospapoolnews visited the new Maytronics factory in Dalton. Here below an Interview with Sharon Goldenberg and Juri Katz.
Pleatco, LLC, a leader in pool and spa filtration products, and longtime co-sponsor GENESIS/National Swimming Pool Foundation®, today announce the launch of the 2017 search for the best of the best pool and spa service technicians across the country, and extending as far as Canada and Europe.
Health, urbanisation, environmentalism, digitisation and individuality - these megatrends are not just changing society, they are also influencing the swimming pool and wellness sector. Extravagance and ostentation are in the past; purism is now the buzzword. The advantages of digitisation are...
Fluidra has acquired an 80% shareholding of the Belgium start-up Riiot Labs, the creator of an innovative piece of remote control technology for pool maintenance from any mobile device.
After a year of working together on the supply of filters and pumps under the co-brand Piscine Laghetto powered by AstralPool, Fluidra has acquired 90% of Piscine Laghetto. The Italian manufacturer, with more than 40 years of experience, is internationally renowned for its designer upscale...
Registration is open for the 2017 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo™, which returns to the Orlando, FL, for the first time since 2014. The exposition, sponsored by The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, will be held November 1-3, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center. Pre-show...
Organized by the LMCG - Swimming Branch (Zwembadbranche), the Swimming Pool Industry Day will be held on 11th October in Utrecht in the Netherlands, at DeFabrique. This show, which has now become a regular event, will promote the gathering and sharing of knowledge around new products and the...
Pleatco is pleased to announce and welcome Scott Gleason as the new Vice President Business Development. Mr. Gleason will play a pivotal role in the development and implementation of business plans to support the continued growth and success of Pleatco, a leading manufacturer of pool and spa...
On the 12th and 13th September UK European trade delegates will converge on the NEC for a focussed event exploring the business of wellness and fitness. BP: Fitness Trade Show will focus on delivering an extensive exhibition with over 100 innovative brands that offer solutions to various markets,...
Industry professionals from across the sporting, leisure and amenity landscapes will once again descend on the Koeln Messe this November for the biannual FSB conference and exhibition, featuring swimming sector-specific event, aquanale, as well as the IAKS Congress and the IOC/IAKS Awards.
Pool Systems Pty Ltd (Pool Systems) announces the acquisition of Newline Pool Products (Newline) with effect from 3 July 2017. The acquisition continues Pool Systems strategic growth in the wholesale distribution of pool supplies in Australia.
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona continues to grow thanks to its commitment to innovation and international business, while reflecting the upturn in a sector which has consolidated the recovery that began in 2015. At its next edition on 17-20 October at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via exhibition centre,...
Coast Spas’ Executive Vice President of Operations, Jatinder Sidhu (JT), has been appointed to the US Technical Advisory Group (USTAG for IEC/TC61) representing the Hot Tub Industry Globally in overseeing standards for consumer goods, specifically relating to Hot Tubs and Spas.