The latest news for pool and spa professionals

Pentair offers pool professionals to benefit from training workshops to learn or to improve on the latest equipment developed by its engineers, in several European cities.
From 27 to 30 October 2015, the next edition of the trade fair duo aquanale (the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool and Ambience) and the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities, FSB, is being staged in Cologne. Just under two months before the fairs kick off,...
Eloi Planes, President of the Organizing Committee of Piscina & Wellness Barcelona 2015 and Chief Executive of the Fluidra group of companies "Innovation is the true driving force behind the swimming pool industry"
Developer and manufacturer of the Wave Ball, WOW Company and global market leader in waterparks, POLIN will collaborate to deliver even greater value to clients.
The Ricoh Arena in Coventry – home to the Spatex pool and spa trade show – is undergoing a major facelift in time for the 2016 event. Planned improvements for the Arena – owned by Wasps rugby club – include a major upgrade of the Ricoh Arena Hotel to give visitors a total of five bars,...
Queensland-based chlorine generator and water-disinfection specialist Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) has captured a highly respected innovation award from Business Review Weekly (BRW) magazine.
Leading US spa accessories company Leisure Concepts has opened a new manufacturer-direct distribution centre in Tewkesbury, UK. The new 6,000 sq/ft facility holds stock of the complete line of Leisure Concepts products available for immediate delivery, with container shipments arriving regularly.
Fluidra, the top multinational group in pools and water treatment, will control 72% of the South African company WaterLinx, the pool market leader in Africa.
FIJA Group continues its development in France with the purchase of ACL, a swimming pool equipment manufacturer and distributor in south-west France. A leader on the swimming pool market, FIJA Group today announced the purchase of ACL (ACL, TPS and ATC brands), a company specialising in the...
The twelfth World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) in the USA will stage several unique and educational events to help industry leaders shape the future of aquatics, pools, and spas – according to the organisers. Hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), the conference is being...
FSB, the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities, taking place from 27 to 30 October 2015 in Cologne, is already on the track for success – two months before it opens. The national and international industry players have already registered for the upcoming edition...
As part of its commitment to research and development applied to pool facilities, the exhibition will once again include the Piscina & Wellness Barcelona 2015 Awards for innovation and sustainability. All operational facilities in the sector that have been built or refurbished in the last two...
Due to a technical problem (difficulty in uploading the images), and in accordance with Article 10 of the iPool2015 Contest rules, we have taken the decision to postpone the dates as follows: 
The 4th Edition of the UK Pool & Spa Expo is gathering speed, only 3 months away, the floorplan is filling up. Old favourites such as Wellis and VITA Spas will be taking big stands this year. Hydropool will be returning with their self cleaning spas and newcomers to the show Villeroy & Boch will...
Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the sixth largest city of Russia, will host the 16th edition of the FINA World Championships. From July 24 to August 9, 2015, this international event will bring together 2,500 athletes that will compete, for the 75 gold medals, in six kinds of...
In total, 262 direct exhibitor companies and 12,800 m². This is the business offering and size that the Piscina & Wellness exhibition expects to offer at its next edition, which will be held on 13-16 October at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via Exhibition Centre. This will mean an 11% growth in the...
Vortex Aquatic Structures International (www.vortex-intl.com), a manufacturer and world leader in aquatic play landscapes and entertainment solutions, announced that its President and CEO, Stephen Hamelin, has been named a finalist in the Québec region of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The...
The leading company in glass mosaic manufacturing was chosen to design the swimming pools for the island's first Hard Rock Café Hotel. The formula is both suggestive and appealing in equal measure: Ibiza, the Mediterranean, luxury and glamour, a five-star hotel plus swimming pools tiled by Ezarri...
“The FIELDS Group of the Netherlands is taking over the business operations of Armstrong DLW GmbH as of 19 June 2015, in the course of a transferred restructuring,” announced Martin Mucha today, as Insolvency Administrator from the Stuttgart law firm Grub Brugger & Partner.
The third edition of Piscine SPLASH! Asia was held from 20-21 May 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Piscine SPLASH! Asia had strong participation with more than 120 exhibitors and brands from 18 countries, and 1,100 attendees across the two days from 29 countries.
About ten countries including Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates, France, Greece and Morocco, presenting some thirty pools are already online surwww.ipool2015.com...
As Eurospapoolnews recently announced, views of our three video channels have together passed the one million mark! Post your videos on our channels, they will be seen! Few figures...
The first edition of the European Games will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from June 12th to 28th, 2015 and will feature more than 6,000 athletes from all Europe competing in thirty different sports. The new Baku Aquatics Centre, designed by the Spanish architect Joaquim Pujol, and specifically...
Last 21st March SCP Pool Portugal held a Wellness event, at the Royal Abbey hotel in Alcobaça. With the presence of more than 35 companies and 46 participants, the aim was to provide a different day to a specific group of customers, more focused at the Wellness market, or with the potential to...
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Water Quality and Health Council and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) have launched a campaign to stop people from ‘peeing in the pool’, while also busting a couple of colourful myths associated with the anti-social...
The New dates, same great location campaign from UK Pool & Spa expo has been going down very well with the industry. Key players such as Hydropool, Vita Spas, and Passion Spas & Spa Solutions have already taken big spaces at the 22nd-24th November show, with many more companies already confirming...
Welcome to aquanale and FSB. 1,000 exhibiting companies from the sport, games, swimming pool, sauna and wellness sector are looking forward to see you in Cologne from 27th to 30th October 2015. From July 2015 on you can click here for free admission tickets.
Already partners in several European countries, the companies uwe JetStream and SCP Europe decided to take their relationship to a new level. A new distribution agreement has therefore been signed in order to pool their expertise and teams, from this 2015 season in France. SCP France, a major...
In recognition of the UK’s number one pool and spa Exhibition turning twenty in 2016, SPATEX has set about refreshing its brand image. Working closely with ASP, an award winning design agency based in London, a full and detailed review was undertaken.
Water-testing specialist The Tintometer Ltd has been presented with the Queen’s Award for International Trade – the highest distinction that can be bestowed upon a UK company. The award was made in recognition of growth in overseas earnings of 160% over the last six years.
Leading pool and spa retailers and suppliers from around the world will gather at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on the 20 – 21st May 2015 to showcase the latest innovation in the industry, and present their products and services to a targeted audience of more than 1,500 trade show visitors....
EuroSpaPoolNews has launched on March 31st its 4th edition of the First International Professional Pool Contest, iPool2015, which will run until July 31st 2015. The contest is only open to pool professionals on www.eurospapoolnews.com/iPool2015 or directly on www.ipool2015.com.
Brisbane, QLD, AUSTRALIA: Australian Innovative Systems (AIS), a Brisbane based manufacturer of commercial and residential chlorine generators and water disinfection technology, has been rewarded for its commitment to innovation,  excellence and success by taking out the Manufacturing award in...
The outlook for aquanale 2015 is dazzling! Seven months before the start of the international trade fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience, almost all of the renowned industry players have already confirmed their participation. Not only have more registrations been received in comparison to the same point...
With this operation, Fluidra adds water care products to its Australian products portfolio. Asia & Australia represents a 20% of Fluidra’s annual turnover. Fluidra has been present in Australia through AstralPool Australia since 2006, with eight branch offices and own production sites.
On Friday January 16, 2015 Pentair organized his very first PIP New Year’s event in combination with a Product Showcase. The event took place in the Aldhem Hotel near Herentals from 13.00h until 19.00h and was designed exclusively for existing PIP-dealers in the Benelux. About 80 companies...
The City of Miami has been promoting energy conservation for years, and finally got the recognition that they deserve in a great new project at Gibson Park. The project has been selected as the Most Outstanding LEED Public New Construction (NC) Project in South Florida.
With a new dateline the event will be hosting its 4th edition on 22nd-24th November in the Pavilion Hall at the NEC, Birmingham. ‘We have spent the last 8 weeks since the show ended talking with all our exhibitors and a number of our visitors about how we can improve UK Pool & Spa Expo to make...
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Leading pool and spa retailers and suppliers from around the world will gather at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on the 20 – 21st May 2015 to showcase the latest innovation in the industry, and present their products and services to a targeted audience of more than 1,500 trade show visitors.
With the aim of encouraging architects and experts from the pool sector to be creative, and to increase their visibility, Fluidra is launching The Cool Pool Awards, an international architecture and design competition.
Spatex 2015 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry featured 100 or so of the pool and spa industry’s better- and lesser- known companies – around a third of the exhibitors were newcomers to the event, according to the organisers. The change of venue has certainly given the exhibition a significant...
Water treatment specialist Aquafinesse has launched a new website, featuring an improved store locator, as well as product videos and manuals.  
EuroSpaPoolNews will be launching a new edition in 2015: Le JUSTE LIEN Special BENELUX. Published in French and Dutch, it will be sent free by registered press routing to professionals in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and North of France. Reserve your advertising space right away and send...
On Friday February 20, 2015 Nimbus achieved an agreement about the acquisition of the shares of MegaGroup with mr. Jan Stadig, administrator and the financing bank. MegaGroup will be capitalized in a solid way and is ready to grow its business and fully reclaim its leading market position. The...
HFS International s.a. is pleased to announce that they have acquired the Hydrofloors® brand. Alexander de Wit has joined the company as CEO and partner and will be working alongside Teemu Griffiths, Ron Plompen and the rest of the team.
Watkins Manufacturing will maintain the Endless Pools brand and Endless Pools' headquarters will remain in Aston, Pa. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Watkins Manufacturing is headquartered in Vista, Calif. Its brands include Hot Spring® Spas, the world's best-selling brand and the...
Doha’s largest Pool & Spa Expo is feature packed with the latest pools, spas and outdoor living ideas and provides the largest and most comprehensive range of new pool and spa supplies and associated outdoor products to be seen under one roof in Qatar.
Leading California-based ozone sanitation specialist DEL Ozone has appointed Mike Hawkins as its new president, replacing Joel Peterson who has retired. Since joining the company, Mike has helped strengthen and maintain its dominant OEM market position in his role as the Director of OEM Sales....
Hanovia has supplied the specialist ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment for the Westin Resort’s ‘Heavenly Spa’ in Bali, Indonesia. The luxurious Heavenly Spa includes wet treatment rooms with steam showers, a hair salon, an indoor lounge, and separate male and female wet areas with salt...
The AZENCO Group, French manufacturers of shelters and covers for swimming pools, and distributor of Villeroy & Boch spas in France, has just recruited a Head of International Sales. The objective is to pursue the development of the group in the export market, both within Europe and outside the...
Spain, with 1.1 million pools, is second in Europe and fourth in the world in swimming pool ownership. This is a very large but increasingly ageing stock. Specifically, 60% of privately-owned pools in Spain are more than 10 years old and have very basic standards of equipment and accessories....
Dutch company Aqua Kristal was showing what it describes as a ‘crystal clear organic alternative’ to chlorine. The Aqua Kristal product is billed as an environmentally friendly all-in-one water treatment product for spas, hot tubs and pools. The company says the product enables you to add only...
Dryden Aqua have appointed PPG UK as the sole distributor for their Swimming Pool products in the UK. PPG will focus their attention on the ‘DAISY’ System (Dryden Aqua Integrated System).
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona 2015 features new dates and a brand new name and image. The next edition of Piscina & Wellness Barcelona will be held on 13-16 October 2015 at Gran Via Exhibition Centre, one week ahead of the initially planned date in order to adapt to the trade show calendar and thus...
During 2014 Biodesign recorded an increasing demand for large pools from investors that were looking for a product which could significantly increase the value of the property and could offer to their customers an unique, fully customized and highly livable environment.
Newcomers and more than 80% of confirmed attendees for the next edition of ForumPiscine: the high number of companies committed so far - starting with the Fluidra group with Certikin-CTX, ICS - Institute for sports credit and Oxymatic by Hydrover (distributed in Italy by Staes) who have confirmed...
The European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA) was formed in 2003 and represents the views of the industry on various government, industry and European Standards committees, produces updated market data reports and shares good practice, amongst a number of functions. Its existence...
Filmed for the 45th anniversary of its founding, the new FITT video illustrates the "company mission" in digital form, transferring the values of the brand into words and images.
Pollet Pool Group and Duktrad International announce that they have signed an agreement by which Duktrad Marketing transfers on February 1st, 2015 all distribution activities of swimming pool products in Belgium and Luxemburg to the Pollet Pool Group.
Team Horner president Bill Kent is to hand over the reins of all companies in the group to Mike Dooley in April 2015, and is also selling the company to employees through an employee-owned stock plan (ESOP). Bill will become Chairman of the Board and will remain actively involved in the...
Hydropool Germany believes that in order to be successful in the whirlpools sales today, it is vital to have a strong and reliable partner. Quick reaction times and professional help with questions or problems are absolutely a must; this is the only way how to offer a perfectly balanced product...
The second EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations) awards took place at the Piscine Global exhibition held in Lyon in November, France, with resounding success, announcing 16 winners across 13 countries.
SPATEX 2015's organizers recommend to leisure operators responsible for pool maintenance not to miss an essential seminar on Tuesday February 3rd on how to keep pool water healthy.
Present in more than 40 countries around the world, the French manufacturer, CCEI, continues its efforts to further develop its brand for export. Already represented in Europe and Africa (in particular by Electric Blue Maghreb) CCEI is tackling a new market: North America.
After three months of competition, the 3rd International Pool Competition, iPool2014, created and organized on the internet by our EuroSpaPoolNews.com Journal, the winner was announced: WATERMASTER, the Qatari company headed by Pierre Boueri.
During the international Piscine Global exhibition in Lyon, we had a talk with Eloi Planes, CMD of Fluidra Group, and Stéphane Figueroa, MD of Fluidra France.
SPATEX 2015 will be held from Sunday February 1st to 3rd, at Coventry's Ricoh Arena. It brings together all the main wet leisure companies - UK and international manufacturers and suppliers will be present at the Show, where one-in-three exhibitors were not seen at SPATEX 2014.  
Hayward took advantage of the Piscine Global exhibition to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It was 50 years ago that Oscar Davis acquired Hayward, injecting the company with a new dynamism.  Making a special trip to Piscine Global from the USA for the occasion, his son, Robert Davis, revisited the...
Australian company Anti Wave has just celebrated 44 years of supplying high-performance aquatic equipment to pools in over 150 countries. With emphasis on quality by design and function, the company is among the leaders for swim, water polo, leisure and pool programming equipment design supplying...
Since the first show in 2013, UK Pool & Spa Expo has proven to be a massive hit with exhibitors and visitors alike. Whether you’re looking to expand your clientele and make valuable contacts or looking to upgrade your home with a spacious heated pool or even a luxurious Jacuzzi or hot tub to...
To accompany its growth and strengthen its organization, CCEI has recruited Jeremy VAUQUELIN for the post of Managing Director. He obtained an engineering degree (at INSA, Lyon), and had initially joined the company in 1999, participating, in particular, in the implementation of the ISO 9000...
35 years after its creation, the World Pool and Spa Exhibition - recently rebranded Piscine Global to reflect a new market position - is  still the benchmark event in its sector, and once again has been recognised and applauded by the swimming pool and spa professionals. From right across the...
For 2015 SPATEX has signed up some market leading spa companies : Canadian Spas, Aqua Spa Supplies and Scarborough Spas are joining the likes of Marquis Spas and Spa Crest, plus many more!
As Eurospapoolnews announced last month, views of our three video channels have together passed the one million mark. The precise figures show that the videos were viewed 1,011,400 times, spread across the 1400 videos published.
ALKOR DRAKA, the calandering experts, with years of experience in the pool market, manufacture the plastic material required when building a pool.  Highly active in the French market, Alkor Draka now wishes to go international!
Australian company Anti Wave is celebrating 44 years of supplying high-performance aquatic equipment to pools in over 150 countries. Having patented and supplied the ‘Anti Goal’ for water polo at the Munich 1972 Olympics, the company patented the Anti Wave Swimming Racing Lanes, which were...
The newly established water testing company Water-i.d. India Pvt. Ltd is expanding its operation into Asia through a joint venture between ANM Alliance Water-i.d. / POOL-I.D., and Amkette Analytics, a Mumbai-based company serving chemical laboratories. With offices in Sharjah (UAE), the UK and now...
The US National Swimming Pool Foundation has announced that the 2015 World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) is to be staged at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona on 7–9 October. The first bi-annual meeting of the CMAHC Conference of the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) will also...
New Events, the organisers of UK Pool & Spa Expo 2015, are emphasising the breadth of exhibitors, activities and attractions at the event. Being held from 22 to 24 January at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, the UK Pool & Spa Expo is offering over 100 exhibiting companies, a seminar...
At the end of July 2014, Verder Liquids B.V. and Microdos Srl signed an intensive cooperation agreement for the worldwide distribution of Microdos products under the VERDERFLEX brand name in order to offer their customers the best dosing solutions for swimming pool water treatment.
API ITALIA, under urgent proceedings heard at a sitting of the specialised business section of the Court of Venice, sought and obtained an injunction against Natural Group S.c.ar.l. preventing the production, sale and advertising of pools and/or ponds that use the construction process protected...
Pentair offers pool professionals to benefit from training workshops to learn about the latest developments in automation systems, pumps, heaters, lighting, filtration, water features and chlorine generation. Its experienced instructors, detailed course materials and training aids will give them...
Andreas SOFIKITIS, a charismatic man, profoundly idealist, a vigorous fighter. Andreas, gifted with generosity, innate kindness, simplicity and genuine accessibility, easily attracted people around him. His continuous determination to create innovation and high quality products has marked his...
The UK Pool & Spa Expo will run in Hall 10 of the NEC, Birmingham from Thursday 22nd January for 3 days of networking and building new business relationships. The doors will be open from 10am to welcome national and international trade visitors who will be able to meet over 100 exhibitors...
In 2014, PISCINES ECO CONCEPT, a company dedicated to the development of BIODESIGN, was established in France. The company was founded to develop the Biodesign business model and adapt it to the needs of the French market.
After 9 years of existence, the management of the L’EAU BIEN-ÊTRE network sought the assistance of Alain BISBAL (33 years in the pool business) for animating and developing its network. Currently consisting of 17 outlets, his development objective is about thirty stores within 2 to 3 years. 
Launched two years ago at the Lyon exhibition, our magazine, Special PROS, with just 10 issues has made a name for itself as the No. 1 source of Information for Pool and Spa Professionals in French-speaking countries (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Tunisia, Morocco, etc.).
Frans LUIJBEN, Vice President, International Sales & Marketing of DIMENSION ONE SPAS, has defined the primary objective for the 2015 season: "To generate as many leads (Ed: qualified contacts) as possible and help our spas & Aquafit dealers to convert them into sales".
The recent 11th annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) attracted visitors from a record number of US states and countries, and 51% of visitors were new attendees, say the organisers. Hosted by the non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), the event was held in Portland, Oregon,...
Luigi CAROBBIO is very modest, as most Bergamo natives are, yet his company is celebrating 40 years in business producing decorative components and products for swimming pools and has emerged unscathed from the recent economic crisis.
Hungarian spa specialist WELLIS is exhibiting at the Piscine Global pool show in Lyon this year for the third time, as well as celebrating its tenth anniversary. Latest improvements to the company’s products include the Vario Pods, designed to increase the user’s comfort and relaxation in the...
After several years of experience in the world of swimming pools (public and private), the young Dutch  entrepreneurs Janneke de Louw, Patricia Verboven and Patrick van der Velden created the company (Re)Cover.
HAYWARD will celebrate its 50th anniversary at Piscine Global exhibition. For this special occasion, we interviewed Robert DAVIS, son of the founder, President and CEO of the company.
SolidPool announces the arrival of its new Export Manager, Victor GIL-VALCARCEL. With a BTS degree in International Trade, he is now head of international sales. Geographical areas such as Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Africa will be the targets of its commercial...
The EUSA (EUROPEAN UNION OF SWIMMING-POOL AND SPA ASSOCIATIONS) held its meeting on 8th and 9th October in Brussels for closer proximity to European organizations. This meeting was an opportunity to take stock of the progress of European standardization projects with, in particular, the move to...
Piscine Laghetto has been designing and building swimming pools over 40 years in Italy in the production unit of Agrisilos, a company located in Viscovato (near the famous town of Cremona). Over the years, the company has evolved into an international group (the Laghetto Group), with its network...
Founded in 1994, and headed by Bruno RELMONT since 2001, Annonay Productions France is a French market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of pool equipment (liners for in-ground pools, ribbed covers, automatic pool covers, summer and winter security covers, etc.).  
As a follow-up to the operation carried out last July by Cedrik MAYER-KLENK's group, the FIJA group, headed by Marc MAUPAS, joined the round table talks with AQUALUX. Sébastien GUILLOT, the Chairman of AQUALUX, says: "Welcoming FIJA into our midst corresponds to our strategic commitment to...
The Spatex 2015 team will be out in force at Piscine Global and welcome the opportunity to speak to interested parties regarding their requirements for the UK event.