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POOL TECHNOLOGIE turns 25 this year at the Piscine Global exhibition and fully intends to celebrate this with its customers and with the industry professionals from around the world! This event gives it the opportunity to present its entire range and its new products for the coming season, the...
With the Piscine Global exhibition, organised by GL EVENTS from the 15th to 18th November in Lyon, just a few days away, Noémi PETIT, Director of the show, talks to us about this new edition.
The Riiot Labs company markets 'blue by Riiot', their smart pool analyser, available as a world first at the Piscine Global 2016 expo. It’s the first floating connected object dedicated to pool maintenance. Autonomous, discrete, and intelligent, it continuously analyses the water quality of your...
In 2017, celebrating 90-years, BAYROL reaffirms its position among the leaders in the market for pool water treatments, giving a new momentum to the chlorine tablet market. The brand thereby intends to better satisfy the needs of its clients, distributors and end customers.
In order to unite its various sites and services around a strong image of the company, Clement CHAPATON, Chairman of Annonay Productions France, wished to give the company a new logo that reflected its reputation and status. The result was a new graphical identity with pure lines, modern and...
After closing their doors on the 2016 event on Tuesday afternoon, the team behind Hot Tub Living Expo has received good feedback from exhibitors on the quality of the customers attending the event.  
Created in 1979, the international Piscine Global exhibition has grown into a leading global trade fair for pool and spa professionals, bringing together more than 550 exhibiters during its last edition in 2014 and presenting more than 1,000 brands. Constructors, distributors, promoters, private...
This equity holding will allow MESLPRING INTERNATIONAL BV to strengthen its presence in southern Europe and stimulate growth in this strategic region. MELSPRING produces and markets a full range of chemicals for private and public pools (wintering, inorganic and organic chlorine compounds,...
Asia Pool & Spa Expo 2017(formerly Sauna, Spa Pool China) is scheduled to be held in PWTC Expo. Guangzhou, China from 12th May to 14th May, 2017, which is a must attend trade fair for swimming pools, spas and saunas industry professional.
For the first time in its history, the swimming competitions and the finals of the Olympic Games were conducted in Myrtha pools. Myrtha Pools, Italy, was entrusted with their construction, thanks to its savoir-faire and the proficiency it has acquired over the last 50 years.
With over 90 confirmed exhibitors (at the time of going to press) and over three months to go before the Show opens, the SPATEX team is confident of an early sell-out. 
The Northeast Spa & Pool Association inducted its 2016-2017 Board of Directors at the Association’s Annual Membership Meeting on September 20th in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
The World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC), the leading educational and scientific conference in the aquatics industry, will be in Nashville, Tennessee from October 19-21, 2016. The 13th Annual WAHC will unite a cornucopia of aquatic leaders, researchers, manufacturers, operators, managers, and...
Polimpianti, company founded in 1975, has invested significant resources end effort to develop tools and innovative techniques for the operation and maintenance of swimming pools, offering professional products to the market with state-of-the-art technology.
Launched in 2007, the International Exhibition Aqua Salon: Wellness & SPA. Pool and Sauna, devoted to design and construction of swimming pools, saunas, spas and wellness centers, has proven to be one of the most successful projects in the aqua industry in Russia.
T&A invests in the future with new products and a further automation of the production process. In 2015 T&A launched its new “Premium Clean Profile”, impact resistant, with many advantages for the end-user and unique selling points for the dealer. This new 4-chamber profile, of 67,5 x 16,5mm,...
Within a 2 days training course at the Peraqua head office, Peraqua & Praher Plastics Austria have introduced to their PERAQUA & PERAPLAS sales teams all innovations for the coming season 2017. It is a very wide range of new WIFI controlled pool control systems, which will be introduced to the...
Since the Hydrofloors® brand was taken over in 2014, many changes have taken place that reflect the phenomenal growth and future prospects of the company. The latest is the new name, Twinscape and new tagline, "Reinvent the art of space".
The Standards and training set by the British and Irish Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) are arguably one of the best in the world. As their strapline logo highlights, the association's foremost focus is to ‘Promote Safe Hot Tub Standards’ providing consumers with a clear route to buy with...
Change in living habits: after the kitchen bathrooms, saunas and spas are now increasingly becoming the focal point of private life. Partition walls are coming down and transitions are becoming blurred. Some people, for example the Berlin architect Arno Brandlhuber, are abandoning the traditional...
SPECK Pumpen, a leading, international manufacturer of high quality pumps and counter swim units with production sites in Germany, Spain, South Africa, the USA and Australia is expanding to France. For over 100 years the SPECK brand has stood for innovative, customer-orientated and industry...
Whatever your personal views about the recent EU Referendum result, our industry will continue to want to benefit from the hard work already undertaken at home and abroad to ensure that there are suitable standards that are applicable for commercial and domestic swimming pools, spas and wellness...
Holger Fritzsche is the new sales manager at Schmalenberger.  He will be responsible for sales, strategy and planning for the areas of “Systems for swimming pool technology” and “Industrial pumps” The 49-year-old takes over as of 1 September, from Andreas Wagner who has opted for a new...
The boards of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) have hired AH, a leading professional services firm located in Mount Laurel, NJ and Washington, D.C., to lead the unification process for the two aquatic organizations.
After years of slowdown - economic crisis, low morale, capricious weather - the pool construction market is picking up again. The heat wave in the summer of 2015 prompted numerous requests that led to purchase orders in the months of September and October.  Add a very mild winter to the mix, and...
This luxury Spa in Nottinghamshire, England, has made a saving of 35 per cent on electricity costs for its hot tubs by installing Heatsavr, the original liquid pool cover. The spa has two, 10-person outdoor hot tubs and an indoor salt water vitality pool. Technical manager Andrew Nevard is...
The Rio Olympics Swim Start Blocks incorporate the Moveable Track Start System that assists swimmers with faster reaction times. Anti Wave has invented Track Starts in Australia in 1998. International Patents were awarded to Anti Wave in 2002.
Most theorists agree that well-being arises from the interaction of many physical and emotional factors – the overall atmosphere has to be right. The modern wellness idea therefore also recognises architecture, green areas, lighting and acoustics.
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, the benchmark event for the swimming pool and wellness industry in Spain and one of the biggest events in Europe in its specialist area, is preparing its next edition which will be held on 17-20 October 2017 with the aim of growing by 10% in terms of both exhibitor...
SIBO is a leading company in swimming pools and aquatic installations with a major presence in the field of distribution in the Benelux countries and Germany. Fluidra has acquired 70% of the company in two payments. At the time of signing the deal, 5.7 million euros were paid, with the remaining...
For the opening ceremony of the new COMPASS CERAMIC POOLS factory we met Miro RUZIAK, Commercial Director and shareholder of the company. About 200 people from a dozen countries, European and others, came to the opening ceremony of the new COMPASS CERAMIC POOLS factory on June 2 last year in...
Fluidra strengthens its presence in Australia and South Africa following the move to its new facilities. These investments respond to the need to adapt to growing demand. The new worksites will enable the company to increase its production capacity, in line with the road map for the Strategic Plan...
ELIZABETH, NJ (July 25, 2016) — Hayward Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial pool equipment, has announced it has acquired Kripsol Group, headquartered in Yuncos, Spain.
SPATEX 2017 announces the launch of its new website celebrating its 21st anniversary edition. At a glance : the latest news button, including exhibitor's news, now features more prominently on the Home Page.
The spa market in the Middle East and Africa is valued at AED 11 billion this year (US $3 billion), according to a new report. The leisure market report prepared by Euromonitor International ahead of The Leisure Show 2016 and Piscine Middle East 2016 reveals that the UAE shares over 14% of this...
GL Events, the organizer of Piscine Asia Exhibition, one of the three major international exhibitions of PISCINE OPEN network, announced the postponement of the Singaporean show in 2017.
BOMBAS PSH are specialists in the manufacture of pumps for swimming pools. They provide solutions for commercial swimming pools, sports facilities, water parks and spas as well as domestic pools.
At the heart of the Ocea International research, design and delivery team is Stefaan Spitaels who, from an engineering and production to delivery background, joined Ocea in 2008 as sales and after sales manager and was confirmed as sales director, last year.
2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: for swimming competitions, Myrtha Pools has designed and is installing 18 pools intended for training, competition and post-race recovery. Two 50x25m newly built swimming pools have been installed within Estádio Olímpico de Esportes Aquáticos for training...
Buoyed by the success of Piscine Global, the flagship exhibition in the pool and spa industry, GL events Exhibitions has been developing the Piscine OPEN network since 2008 to help the professionals grow their export business. Piscine OPEN, it's: Piscine Global in Lyon, Piscine Middle East in...
Not only the name has changed, but some features will take place for the 2016 edition of the Wet Leisure Industry's Show! Returning back to The NEC the show will run over 2 full days – 24th and 25th October, plus the new introduction of the Exclusive VIP Preview Evening on 23rd October for a...
An area dedicated to Softub has just opened its doors in Wijnegem in a brand new modern and clear space, on the first floor of the Noppe Zwembaden extended showroom, facing the shopping center.
The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) unveiled a new logo and announced organizational changes at its 15th Annual Education Conference in Mesa, AZ, March 29 - April 1, 2016. Depicting four distinctly colored people linking arms around a body of water, the logo captures the new mission...
After 35 years in existence, Piscine Global has become the largest gathering of professionals in the pool and spa sector. This year, it will open its doors from 15 to 18 November at Lyon-EUREXPO to nearly 600 exhibitors and 18,000 visitors and will present a comprehensive offering in the fi elds...
After a successful show in 2016, SPATEX 2017 is gearing up to enter its 21st edition. With OVER 65 per cent of available exhibition stand space SOLD in just five weeks, all the indications are that SPATEX 2017 is going to be again a success for the Industry.   
First launched at the 2016 Pool & Spa Show in Atlantic City in January, The Pool & Spa Industry Survey was distributed to industry professionals throughout the greater northeast in early 2016. Participation was limited to business owners and executive staff and respondents were asked to...
The Engineer Roland Hintersonnleitner joined the Peraqua Austria & Export Sales Team in February 2016. He is responsible for the technical sales, the training and the marketing in several parts of Austria and Southern Europe. 
Every summer the popularity of recreation in water grows, but with this, the risks to safety grow too. On average, more than 400 people drown in the UK each year, nearly 60% of these are children and young people. ‘Swimming’ as an activity accounts for an average of 60 people out of the 400...
A new outlet of CPA, the Italian manufacturer of industrial components for building public and private pools, was inaugurated on 1st April. The Piedmont company has built a reputation, particularly for its polystyrene foam structures that combine foam and concrete, Aquaform pools, its equipment...
The German and international pool and bath industry will look to the future with optimism at the 50th interbad in Stuttgart (27 to 30 September 2016) - and will look back with pleasure over 50 successful years of the trade fair.
On 1st of March, SCP Pool Portugal celebrated the opening of its new warehouse, a new surface of 4,000 m², in Rio de Mouro. The company presented to its clients, with guided tours, all the new services and equipment.
Perhaps you already noticed: the Pentair website has undergone a thorough makeover. First of all, it looks brighter and lighter, with lots of white, more open spaces and more moving features. But the most important change has to do with the way the information is organised. The starting point is...
This year SCP received in its Road Show about 300 people, including suppliers and customers, to some in Lisbon on 1st March and to others in Porto, on 3rd March.  
The boards of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) met last week and agreed in principle to merge the two organizations. Both boards believe that the merge will better support the present and future needs of the aquatics industry.
Myrtha Pools has been entrusted with the mission of building 17 pools designed to accommodate aquatic events at the Rio Olympics this year.  Additionally, the company is currently constructing three more temporary 25-meter pools, earmarked for training at the "Parque dos Atletas".  
Put away your cardboard display stands! This POS tool takes you to the very heart of the product. Our journalist tried it out. Impressive! Just imagine it: a customer expresses an interest in heat pumps. You hand them a small headset, they put it on and….they’re off on an extraordinary voyage...
On February 26th, SCP Germany welcomed 80 customers for their SCP Academy which was held at the historical "Schieβhaus" hall in Weimar. On this occasion, the 80 participants from 50 different Companies have discovered the products of the exhibiting Partner Vendors for the new season.  
The world’s largest manufacturer of hot tubs and maker of Endless Pools® aquatic fitness products, Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, has rebranded itself as Watkins Wellness, with a new logo and tagline, “Feel Good. Live Well.” The Watkins Wellness mission is to deliver wellness solutions...
The 27th edition of the Piscine GLOBAL exhibition is announced from 15 to 18 November 2016, at Lyon Eurexpo and expects the presence of nearly 600 exhibitors and 18 000 visitors! Joint interview of Noemi Petit, Director of this global event for the profession, and Gilles Mouchiroud, President of...
Once again during the last week of January, the Pool & Spa Industry descended on Atlantic City for the Annual Pool & Spa Show.  This year marked the 35th Anniversary of the Show. Attendees took part in the multi-day education conference and hit the Show Floor to visit with over 400 exhibitors...
A familiar face is joining Certikin’s mobile sales executive team, which plays an important role in enhancing and supporting links with the company’s office based teams in Oxfordshire and Certikin North in Leeds. Customers in the South West, Wales and the Channel Islands will shortly see...
The only Swimming pool and spa tradeshow in the Asian region will take place on 5th and 6th October 2016 in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands. This exhibition is part of the Piscine OPEN Network including 4 pool and spa international and professional key appointments. 
It is with pleasure that Pollet Pool Group announces its takeover of the Dutch company, Aquadeck. Since 1999, Aquadeck has been manufacturing its own slatted pool covers, made with the greatest care. Its use of high quality materials and their many potential applications, have gradually made its...
The UK Pool & Spa Expo team are excited to introduce you to the re-branded Hot Tub Living Expo in 2016 on 24th & 25th October. The UK event for the world of wet leisure.
The 14th annual National Drowning Prevention Alliance Educational Conference in Phoenix/Mesa March 29 - April 1, 2016 is a unique opportunity for organizations and individuals interested in drowning prevention to come together.
With 22,000 players and pool industry visitors, Piscine OPEN is the largest global network dedicated to the swimming pool market. It is the result of four years of preparation and the creation of the GL Events Exhibitions teams, who organise, in particular, Piscine Global in Lyon.
More then 100 VIP clients from 15 countries took part in February 2016 on this unique pool industry event at the Peraqua Austria headoffice. Smart Poolcontrol Systems, Seminars, Networking, Communication, Marketing Support, Factory visit and Entertainment were main topics of this event.
Fluidra's most important General Sales Meeting took place between 26 and 30 January 2016 in Sitges (Barcelona). More than 400 of the pool multinational's sales managers and reps from all over the world were given presentations and technical training over the four days. Fluidra's Marketing...
SPATEX’s independent registration company has reported that visitor numbers were up a staggering 28 per cent on 2015, with a significant proportion drawn from the commercial sector. 
Aquatherm Egypt Pool exhibition will take place from 24 till 26 March 2016 at the Cairo International Convention Centre (CICC), in Nasr City. The show expect to attract roughly 100 exhibitors and 10 000 visitors from Egypt, Middle East and Africa, especially from Libya and Sudan.
A conference of Swim Safe retailers will be held on 3rd March, under the sign of positive change that the company has experienced in recent years.   It is not by chance that this day was chosen, because this date is synonymous with optimism. The agenda of the conference will focus mainly on...
The company EGT Aqua, which is part of the EGT Partners Group, has transferred its wooden pool and accessories commercialisation division to Gré, a subsidiary of the Fluidra Group.
The Australasian pool & spa trade show is returning to the Gold Coast on 17 to 18th August 2016. After a decade at Jupiters, SPLASH! is moving across the road to the Gold Coast Convention Centre. It will also be co-located with the International Swim Disability Conference, hosted by Swim...
POOL EXPO 2016 is announced to be held in Istanbul Expo Center on 4-7 May 2016, organized by Hannover Messe Sodeks Fuarcilik A.Ş. The event will gather 55 exhibitors of the Pool, Spa, Sauna Equipment and Accessories sectors in a total of 2.769 sqm stand area.
Winners of the 2016 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards have been revealed at the industry gala evening, held during SPATEX at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (31st January 2016). Rebranded in 2015, the first SPATA award recipients were in 1978 and the first BISHTA awards were won in 2008.  
Alex Kemsley, the incoming BSPF President, gives his view on his forthcoming year in office. Taking on the role of BSPF President is a great honour, given the existing work commitments that I already have as Chairman of BISHTA and also a PIP Committee member.
EUSA, The European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations, was established in 2003 and its articles filed in 2006. To date, the Association brings together 13 national professional pool associations based in 13 European countries (*see list at the end of this article).
In 2016, the 7th Piscine Expo Maroc exhibition will be held from 2nd to 5th March 2016 in Casablanca. Receiving professional pool and spa visitors from a dozen countries of Europe and Africa, this exhibition confirms its success with a steady increase of local and foreign visitors.
“Yes, after a year of planning, the milestone 20th anniversary SPATEX 2016 is here! And what a Show we’ve lined up for you! We’ve come a long way in our 20-year history and we would like all of our many and much-valued exhibitors and visitors, national and international, to join us in...
Peraqua, leading austrian producer of technical pool products since more then 45 year is now already offering its new Peraqua pricelist & technical data 2016 to the global pool & water treatment industry.  
For many years the wet leisure industry in the UK operated without the benefit of any overall market information. Other industry sectors had surveys and market research that allowed them to see developing trends and growth areas and react accordingly.  
Darlly Europe has announced its 3rd year of price freezes – rewarding its customer in helping another year of growth, which will be the 4th consecutive year of outstanding growth.2015 realised yet another growth of 40% in sales of Pool and Spa filter in Europe.  
The third EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations) awards took place at the Piscina & Wellness exhibition held in Barcelona, Spain, on 14 October, announcing 14 winners across 5 countries. In 2015, 79 projects from 8 countries were submitted to compete. 
The 32nd European Water Polo Championships will take place from January 10th to 23rd in Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia and place of culture, inspiration, sports and festivals. The long-awaited competitions will be held in the Kombank Arena, the largest indoor arena in the city which offers...
Several issues of Le JUSTE LIEN, including a brand new edition, await you in early 2016 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…
SPATEX 2016 will open at the end of January at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. With well over 120 companies now participating, the 20th anniversary edition is promising to be successful.
Expert in the production of liners and pool covers, LINOV specializes in solutions and services and is becoming a benchmark for the most demanding professionals in the sector. Its modern industrial plant, with the latest equipment and highly specialized team, allows the brand to demonstrate its...
The thirteenth annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC), will be held October 19-21, 2016, at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
They came from 15 countries in Europe, the US, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, the invitees to the inauguration of the new factory of the Hungarian spa manufacturer, on 3rd and 4th December.
On 1 January 2016, Joan Planes Vila will step down as Chairman of Fluidra’s Board of Directors and will become the company’s Honorary Chairman. Joan Planes founded the Fluidra group’s first company, “Astral Construcciones Metálicas”, in Barcelona in 1969 together with three partners...
SCP Europe celebrates its odyssey to success and announces it has topped the 100 million euros mark, during the 3rd Sales Conference & Vendor Showcase SCP Europe, which took place from 16 to 18 November, in Baveno, Italy.
The oceanirium Afrykarium in Wroclaw has now been they are according working at full scale for aproximately one year. To construct the building, a total volume of 36,000 m3 of concrete and 4,800 t of steel was used, and 100,000 m3 of earth had to be removed.
The 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championships took place in Netanya the popular resort city – known as the Riviera of Israel from 2–6 December. The 12.5x50m cement training pool that used by the swimmers in this European Championships is lined with PROFLEX by Haogenplast PVC...
The second well-being seminar of SCP France, which took place in Rodez (12) from 29th September to 1st October, was held in the magnificent surroundings of the Hostellerie de Fontanges.  Just as in 2013, this chateau dating back to the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, was entirely...
Anti Wave is proud to announce that local production of their world renowned range of aquatic sports and pool deck equipment has now begun in the Middle East. The new Anti Wave Middle East facility is located in the Jebel Ali Port town, 35 kilometres of the city of Dubai. This location is well...
The Canadian manufacturer of Hydropool spas is strengthening its position in Europe, year after year, as a leader in the spa and swim spa market. Today, with a Spanish market that is gradually recovering, the company is seeking to combine forces with its traditional local representative, loyal for...
As a major player in pool and spa equipment, Pentair has a strong commitment to developing and supplying the most environmentally friendly products possible. The Eco-Select™ brand is the cornerstone of this green programme with the twin goal of having a low impact both on the environment and on...
The UK’s largest dedicated wet leisure Show, SPATEX 2016 is sold out two months in advance. The 20 st  anniversary edition of this pool, spa and wellness show will take place at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall of the Coventry’s Ricoh Arena from Sunday January 31st to Tuesday February 2nd.
Although the Spanish exhibition had gone through some difficult times, it seems that this 12th edition, held from 13th to 16th October, has helped make these bad memories a thing of the past. 
The French company from Montrond-les-Bains - specializing in the domain of thermoforming, moulding of plastic and composite materials – has changed its name and offers a new range of indoor and outdoor stepladders for in-ground pools, equipment rooms, wall-flow filters, trampolines, slides, foot...