The latest news for pool and spa professionals

Hayward presents its new team dedicated to the commercial department for German-speaking countries, with the reinforcement of 4 new staff members. David Accensi, the company’s Sales Manager for 14 years, is the new Manager for Southern, Eastern, Central and Northern Europe.
LEN proudly announces its new partnership with the global leader in the pool and wellness equipment, Fluidra. The partnership deal is for four years, from 2021 through 2025.
Fluidra S.A. (BME: FDR), the Spanish listed global leader in pool and wellness equipment and connected solutions, today announced it has acquired S.R. Smith, a US-based manufacturer of commercial and residential pool deck equipment and accessories, from Champlain Capital, a private equity fund...
Pursuing its new strategy of reinforced presence on the European market, Pentair is expanding its offer of Pentair and Sta-Rite pool products and equipment.
In November 2011, it will be almost 10 years since PoolCorp opened its first branch in Germany (Blankenhain, in Thuringia). SCP Germany GmbH was created on the 3rd largest European swimming pool market.
This year, the aquanale - international trade fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience - is being held in Cologne, Germany for the tenth time in conjunction with the FSB - International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities.
Anti Wave continues its long history of aquatics and polo innovation. The Brisbane, Australian based family company is supplying its Australian swimming, pool programming and pool deck equipment to the St Peters Western Swim Club’s training centre.
In April, Eurospapoolnews – official media partner of the 2021 aquanale – started running a series of articles on the success story of the international trade fair. Today, we will be looking back at the highlights of the aquanale held in 2011. 
The October 2020 edition was so successful that, at the demand of pool and wellness professionals and jointly with the French Pool Professionals Federation (the FFP) GL Events Exhibitions is running Piscine Connect again on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th October, 2021.
The show explores the remarkable rise of hot tubs and plunges into the world of this must-have item all around the UK, meeting Brit professionals, who build, buy, and sell them. Hot tubs have never been more popular in the UK and more and more people are looking for ways to relax and unwind in...
aquanale and FSB are the definitive marketplaces for the industry. The co-located events are the hub for groundbreaking technology, product innovation, process enhancements and visionary plans. These events bring the industry together, sparking business opportunities, nurturing collaboration and...
Daniel Bares re-joins Albixon following a 5 year break, this time taking over the reins as Marketing Manager. Daniel has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the swimming pool industry, combined with his excellent brand communication and knowledge of international marketing.
It has been another very busy month in terms of recruitment for Superior Wellness: Marie-Cecile Raynaud, Jack Wheatman and Chloe Steele join the team.
For this article about the aquanale 2009 edition, Eurospapoolnews - the trade fair’s official media partner - has searched high and low in the aquanale archives to document with data, information and photos what distinguished the 4th edition of this event.
Poised to take advantage of its buying power and product knowledge, Golden Coast has recently launched its brand-new spa and hot tub accessory range: tubhub.
aquanale 2021, the international sauna, swimming pool and well-being trade show, will finally open its doors in Cologne from 26 to 29 October 2021, bringing the worldwide profession together. A large number of sector trends and solutions will be unveiled, against a backdrop of international...
Working on your behalf, the Pool Industry Promotions (PIP) committee aims to give the industry greater visibility, as Sallie Leslie-Golding, PIP's PR & Marketing Manager, explained.
Fluidra has opened a new Fluidra Pro Center in Girona (north of Spain). The new Pro Center covers 800 m2, divided between 500 m2 of store space and 300 m2 set aside for the warehouse. This facility replaces the one that until now was based in Blanes and, similarly to the one recently opened in...
Innovation and durability will be the key themes of Piscina & Wellness Barcelona & Barcelona Building Construmat which will take place at the same time at the end of the year at Fira de Barcelona Gran Via. Over 250 professionals from Spain and all around the world already attended the webinar on...
With seven months to go and over 85 per cent of exhibition space sold, the international water leisure industry has shown unparalleled support for the UK’s annual SPATEX exhibition returning to a live event Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd February 2022.
It has been another very busy month in terms of recruitment at Superior Wellness in May 2021. A new After Sales Manager, a new PHP Developer and two new Customer Service Advisors joined the spas company to complete the After Sales team.
Myrtha Pools is pleased to return to the centre stage of major events, installing competition pools to millimetric precision and in record time. In just two weeks, the CHI Health Center in Omaha was transformed from a basketball arena to an aquatic centre ready to host athletes, coaches and fans...
Matthew Ransom is setting up his business in Germany, Pools Direct GmbH. It will be the exclusive distributor in Germany and representative of the French manufacturer Ynéom on European markets, especially with the YnBlue range of connected and automatic pool water treatment solutions.
In March 2021, SCP Spain inaugurated the new Malaga branch. The new building consists of: more than 3,500 m² of warehouse and office space, for pool and spa products stocking, a showroom, an exclusive Pool360 counter, work benches for equipment, loading bay...
The trade fair for swimming pools, saunas and spas will take place on 22 and 23 September 2021 under the name interbad Innovation Days before the next regular trade fair in October 2022. The interbad Innovation Days will offer trade visitors and exhibitors two exciting days with a Congress,...
Water Robotic Company Europe, which manufactures and sells the KWADOO range of French swimming pool cleaners, is looking for a financial partner or buyer.
At the beginning of 2021, SCP Europe launched a satisfaction survey on all their European customers, pool professionals. The company had committed to giving 1 € for each form filled in. They will be able to give a cheque for 1000 € to Doctors Without Borders.
Heatstar designs and developps modern air conditioning systems for swimming pools. End users can scan a label with their smartphone QR code reader and link directly to the specific model information on the company’s resources section of their website. 
Eurospapoolnews - official media partner of the aquanale - is running a series of articles in honour of the trade fair’s jubilee. This edition describes why the aquanale advisory board has been an essential part of the success of this international trade fair since it was launched in 2003. 
After the appointment of Albouy Jean-Louis as General Manager, SCP Europe strengthens its structure, to go further in the support of its 8 European subsidiaries with the arrival of Karine RAVAUX as European Sales Coordinator.
This time, Eurospapoolnews’ series of articles on the aquanale trade fair has arrived in the year 2007.
Superior Wellness are a leading European hot tub and swim spa distributor offering a global choice of high-quality products.
BISHTA and SPATA are always willing to embrace a challenge, adopting new ways of working to be more effective and efficient. It helps that the ethos of the staff and committee members also fosters this attitude.
EuroSpaPoolNews Special Spring2021 is online. This bilingual edition (French and English) printed in 8,000 copies and sent to professionals across Europe is also available in digital version.
Eurospapoolnews - official media partner of the aquanale - is running series of articles on the success story of the aquanale. This year, the trade fair will be celebrating its 10th jubilee, so we will take a look back at the highlights of the aquanale held in 2005.
Nystad Sauna is a company based in Finland, in Uusikaupunki. They propose Sauna Scents and Forest Baths dedicated to the sauna experience. Their products are 100% natural and are infused in the sauna and bath bowl. They are made by drying from carefully selected organic/organic quality Finnish...
Historical and moving handover of power between Sylvia Monfort, SCP European General Manager for 20 years, and Jean-Louis Albouy, whose own career within the company since 1999 should not be overlooked! Here’s an exclusive interview with these two iconic figureheads of SCP.
An industry cheer has gone up for the welcome return of the UK’s much loved SPATEX Exhibition to a LIVE event from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd February in 2022 at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena - currently undergoing a £10 million refurbishment.
It is Pentair Europe’s objective to reinforce its position as a leader on the European swimming pool equipment market. This objective is supported by the creation of new teams, a commercial strategy that repositions the customer at the centre of attention, as well as a capitalisation on the...
The global market has been unbalanced for a few months now due to the coronavirus disaster. China has become the main world producer for organic chlorine used in swimming pools, electronic components (for boxes, electrolysers, regulators, heat pumps ...), the main supplier of raw materials ......
This year, aquanale celebrated its 10th jubilee. To mark the occasion, Eurospapoolnews, the official media partner of the trade fair, will be publishing a series of articles concerning the aquanale success story over the coming weeks. The first article will take a look back at the trade fair’s...
This strong team has been able to establish an exemplary collaborative approach and working capacity for technological innovation and unrivalled customer proximity. This is what emerged from our interview with Sarah Guezbar, one of the heads behind Pool Technologie’s double-headed management.  ...
Polytropic specialises in heating swimming pools, offering a broad range of heat pumps, which incorporate state-of-the-art technologies in the field. This dynamic company is always ready to provide high-quality projects, backed at all times by top-tier services.
Today's EuroSpaPoolNews online interview welcomes Koen Jans and Stefan Pahlén, respectively Area Sales Manager for Western Europe and Overseas, and the Director of the Swedish company Pahlén, specialists for 50 years in the manufacture of quality swimming pool equipment. They describe the...
BISHTA and SPATA members benefit from a Primary Authority Partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) Trading Standards. Adam Chambers provides the answers to six questions raised by members from the two associations. 
Pahlén, a leading manufacturer of pool equipment, and Swedish Swimming Federation sign a record-breaking agreement. Pahlén becomes the new main sponsor of Swedish Swimming Federation as from 1 April 2021.
Sauna from Finland answers the global demand for wellness solutions with the handbook that reveals every element of high-quality sauna experience: Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience Quality Handbook. The handbook is presented in a video.
The new TSPH group (The Swimming Pool Hub) includes the three companies LPW Pools, Covrex® and Walter Pool (previously Walter Piscine). The aim of this group is to form a network of major players, each with their own speciality, in swimming pools. TSPH therefore aims to provide the best service...
Fluidra has reached an agreement to acquire the “Splash and Zen business” from Realco SA. Splash and Zen customers will now benefit from Fluidra’s full range of pool products dedicated to the mass market.
The Florida Department of Health has allowed a variance for public swimming pools state-wide to allow for automated data and monitoring with PoolCop technologies. The French company PCFR and American Pool work in close collaboration to complement regular swimming pool maintenance of the swimming...
Oscar Davis, former chairman and owner of Hayward Industries and legendary vintage car collector, died on Thursday, February 25, 2021, in New York City. He had just celebrated his 95th birthday. He had acquired the Hayward Company in 1964.
A specialist in automatic pool covers, T&A saw strong growth in 2020. With more than 6,000 covers delivered this past year, it was essential to expand its production site.
Espiroflex keeps committed to international expansion and establishes a new subsidiary in the Netherlands with the aim of providing immediate service to the needs of the Benelux market.
The results of the 10th annual Wet Leisure Survey produced by leading independent distributor Golden Coast revealed some fascinating insights into how the sector performed in 2020.
The winners of the European swimming pool prize EUSA AWARD 2020 have been announced. In the competition 2020 181 pools from 11 countries participated. The 2020 Awards ceremony is planned for the swimming pool show aquanale (Cologne, Germany) in October 2021.
Specialists in automatic hot tub and swim spa covers, Covana Europe intends to grow its network of distributors. Would you like to become a dealer? This is how!
It will soon be time to grab a coffee, take a seat and log onto SPATEX Virtual when it splashes across all laptop, desktop and tablet screens from Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th February. All are welcome to attend and registration is free and open now. 
Superior Wellness will be attending Spatex next week - the UK’s only dedicated, international spa, pool and wellness show, which is going virtual for 2021.
BSPF Managing Director Chris Hayes updates Eurospapoolnews readers on what has been happening in the UK wet leisure sector over the past 12 months, highlighting some key items to look out for in 2021.
Discover SPATEX Virtual, the UK’s only international water leisure show, from Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th February. Totally unique, it is like no other virtual show that has gone before.
The Dryden Pool Academy is a new online training service which will give all pool professionals the opportunity to significantly increase their overall knowledge in swimming pools.
Pentair organises 5 webinars for pool professionals. The program covers 5 Pentair equipment for a virtuous pool in 2021: new heat pump InverTemp, maintenance and sale of a variable speed pump, automation solutions and sale of cartridge filters.
Water-i.d. GmbH, manufacturer of water analysis devices and reagents from Karlsruhe, decided to support the "Steps for Children" project in Namibia. The “€ 1 per PoolLab 1.0 photometer sold for Steps for Children” campaign was a complete success.
Not to be stopped by the pandemic, the 2021 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards take place during SPATEX Virtual, on Tuesday 2nd February, starting at 17.00 UTC. This exciting virtual event opens with a short re-presentation of the 2020 ISPE awards, followed by the results of the 2021 BISHTA Awards and...
Hosted by the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA), the annual European Pool and Spa Awards celebrate the most outstanding domestic pools, spas and hot tubs in the Water Leisure Industry, with award winners from across Europe competing for the highest accolades.
There's just 4 weeks to Spatex Virtual but only one day left to book your stand. So book your stand here now. 
Superior Wellness is celebrating after its triple award success in the recent UK Pool and Spa Awards 2020. After a challenging but rewarding 2020 the team at Chesterfield based Superior Wellness were successful in winning three awards at the prestigious event held virtually on 10 December 2020. 
TECNOVA PISCINAS, initially planned for February 2021, is  postponed until the 22 to 25 February 2022, in order to guarantee a more favourable and stable environment.
How will companies evolve in the future? Will we be back to sharing the office with our colleagues? Will more space be needed to create or produce? Will that same space also be a place of aggregation, exchange and well-being? This and many others have for a while been hot topics in the agenda of...
The first European show of 2021, it takes place Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th February, and gives you access not only to the UK water leisure market but also the world.
From 24 November 2020, Superior Spas officially became Superior Wellness. The business has changed to reflect what they do and their growth. They lead the market as the UK’s largest hot tub distributor and create premium, high quality products focused on improving your health and well-being.
To reward the creations by swimming pool builders, SCP Europe organised a photo contest just for its clients in Europe. The contest started in October 2019 and finished in July 2020. Today, the winners are known. 
The (PIP) Pool Industry Promotions, campaign to promote the UK hot tub and pool industry for 2020 started in June this year. In October, the PIP committee met online with our campaign agency (Speed Communications) for an evaluation and to assess the KPI achievements which are outlined below.
In order to host trade fairs such as aquanale 2021  – International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience – as in-person events and to provide a safe trade fair experience for exhibitors and visitors in the coronavirus era, Koelnmesse presented the prototype of a trade fair that translates the...
Reach a world of new international markets for, wait for it… just £995 (ex VAT)! This buys you a stand at SPATEX Virtual where you have the potential to reach visitors from all over the world.
The annual 2021 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards hosted by BISHTA and SPATA is a vital way to provide much-needed publicity and good news stories for the Wet Leisure Industry. The 2021 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards will also be going virtual next year!
The Pool and Spa Show, powered by NESPA, announces plans to move its 2021 Show to a live-streaming Experience. From 26th to 28th of January, the event will take an interactive format.
Franck GEORGE, the CEO of ASCOMAT, has won the exclusive distribution of the American brand STARBRITE’s maintenance products for France and Europe.
Seamaid has imagined a waterproof LED pool projector capable of adapting to all pools and guarantees a quick and risk-free renovation. SEAMAID offers you a tutorial detailing the different steps to install the Ecoproof LED lamp.
The annual international networking event World Sauna Forum takes place on December 3-4, 2020. World Sauna Forum 2020 is a sauna event you don’t want to miss. The programme consists of fascinating talks and discussions, when 12 speakers share their thoughts on the Finnish sauna lifestyle and...
Organized on the historic dates of Piscine Global Europe, next November 17 and 18, Piscine Connect  is a digital solution offered to swimming pool and spa professionals, to discuss innovations and new products on the market during the launch, facilitate their networking and thus respect the...
DRYDEN AQUA installed its integrated water treatment system for pools, Dryden Daisy® at the Zaton Holiday Resort, in Croatia. Pool „AMEBA“ is the biggest pool on Zaton Holiday Resort location.
The organizers of Piscine Global Europe announce the postponement of the international swimming pool and spa show initially scheduled for February 9 to 12, 2021. But let's meet at Piscine Connect on November 17 and 18, 2020.
Following the last government announcements, FILTRINOV remains in place in order to support you.
Twinscape Group, the leading innovator of Hydrofloors® bespoke movable floors for swimming pools and spas, continues its international growth with a move to a much larger UK facility in Ipswich, Suffolk.
Cigna has selected Team Horner Group as a recipient of the annual Cigna Well-Being Award for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of its employees through a workplace wellness program. 
Since 2010 – when the first hot tub rolled off the production line in Dabas – Wellis has been making efforts every day to ensure that its hot tubs meet the highest standards of quality.
The Wet Leisure Industry Survey is launched every year by Golden Coast in association with leading organisations such as BSPF, ISPE, SPATA, BISHTA and industry trade press. By gathering feedback from across the country, the survey generates statistics and insights that companies can use to make...
NIVEKO has recently completed the fundamental redesign of the firm’s main presentation channels, i.e. its website and its printed catalogues. The entire concept is based on the theme of water and the feelings associated with a pool, such as a bubble motif that runs through all these...
The PISCINE GLOBAL EUROPE trade show has been adapted to the current special circumstances by splitting into 2 complementary events, meeting the needs of professionals in the swimming pool and hot tub industry. The traditional physical trade show format will take place from 9 to 12 February 2021...
The UK’s only International water leisure exhibition, SPATEX 2021, is to go virtual in February (Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th  February) in an innovative all-inclusive new venture. The decision is in line with recent UK government regulation and follows suit with other major European shows.
The Tašmajdan Sports Centre in Belgrade has a long and decorated history, but three moments in particular are worthy of special emphasis: the centre’s founding in 1958; 1973, when the facility played host to the first-ever World Championships of Water Polo; and now, with the centre’s...
The pool heat pumps manufacturer PHNIX established European Service Center including the following services for its partners: Field Service, Spare part and Product Inventory, Display of latest developed product and technology, new product testing, technical training.
GL events Exhibitions have altered Piscine Global Europe to meet the needs of sector players in the context of Covid-19. Piscine Global Europe, is now staged in two distinct events - a digital event, on November 17th and 18th, 2020 and a physical event, including full digital support services,...
The 8th European Pool and Spa Awards are being held at Global Piscine Europe (in Lyon, France) in February 2021 and judging of the entries is underway. The exact date and time for the event is still being finalised with the show organisers. EUSA’s President Bert Granderath will be announcing the...
PAL Lighting is the producer and manufacturer of advanced and evolving pool lighting systems. The PAL range provides you with the products to create statement pools with exclusive atmosphere.
Although aquanale 2021 is not due to open for around another 15 months, the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool and Ambience is already registering numerous enquiries from the industry concerning participation. The exhibition will take place from 26 to 29 Oktober 2021.
Espiroflex is a leading family-run company for the manufacture and sale of technical and lay-flat (flexible) hoses, primarily for the swimming pool sector, with Hidrotubo. It makes its own materials to manufacture its products. Soditecc sells its rubber and PVC hoses in France. 
The #everydaycation campaign - from the PIP committee of professionals -  began in June with the mission of making waves for the UK Hot Tub and Pool Industry. The campaign has received some great press and media coverage (in the Nationals and online), on the Radio Waves and is also very present...
The eighth European Awards, hosted by EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations) are set to be announced at the swimming pool show Picine Global (Lyon, France) now rearranged for February 2021. the following companies have all been eligible for the EUSA Awards due to being...