The latest news for pool and spa professionals

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.
Over its 35 years of existence the international Piscine exhibition in Lyon has grown to become the most important global event of the profession, with a formula that evolves to meet the expectations of industry professionals and culminating, in 2014, in an extremely comprehensive concept: Piscine...
Pool Technology will keep its tryst with the Lyon exhibition as it did during the previous editions, an opportunity for this specialist in water treatments to display and present its offer.  On the programme: MINI, JUST, PREMIUM and PROFESSIONAL; compatible and original Kawana replacement cells...
DOM COMPOSIT is taking part in the Paris-Dakar rally in 2015, a tough rally where close-knit teams have to meet every challenge.  It is a wonderful partnership for the French company that has chosen to accompany Team MD, and in particular, the Martin Gomez team. The pool-constructor is proud to...
BOTHELL, WA - HaloSource, Inc. (HAL.LN, HALO.LN), the global clean water technology company traded on London's AIM, announces that it has signed a strategic supply agreement with Fluidra, S.A., to accelerate the delivery of HaloSource’s enhanced recreational water solutions into the European and...
The UK Pool & Spa Expo is again hosting the highly respected US commercial pool operators’ (CPO) course at next January’s event at the NEC. Run by the National Swimming Pool Federation (NSPF) of the USA, the course will be of particular interest to hoteliers, pool builders, maintenance staff,...
2014 marks the 45th anniversary of the founding of FITT, a significant milestone confirming the strength of the company. Born in 1969 thanks to Rinaldo Mezzalira as F.I.T.T. (Fabbrica Italiana Tubi e Trafilati), the company along the years has become synonym of PVC quality hoses. This success...
There are times when the use of “traditional” materials, such as reinforced concrete or steel, may not be the ideal solution in terms of cost, time and adaptability to an existing situation, especially if the need for intervention is at the start of the swimming season and the customer is the...
Pool Corporation has completed a transaction that will expand its global presence into Australia. In a multi-faceted deal, POOLCORP purchased a majority interest in Pool Systems Pty. Ltd. (Pool Systems).
The French company, AQUALUX, specialist in the manufacture of pool materials and equipment, joined the German group Chemoform, a leading player in water treatment and chemicals, in July this year. The new group thus formed represents a consolidated turnover of over € 100 million for 450...
Lifetech s.r.o. from Brno in the Czech Republic is a producer of UV and ozone technology for water disinfection. The Company has already established a group of clients in countries such as Russia, Germany, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Ukraine, Romania and Slovakia. But it is ready now, having...
The organisers of the UK Pool & Spa Expo have announced that the show website can now be viewed in 35 different languages, thanks to investment in “high-quality professional translation”.
The German Association for the Recreational and Medicinal Bath Industry (DGfdB) will stage the 65th Congress for Pool and Bath Technology during interbad 2014, which will be held at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre from 21 to 24 October 2014.
Anti Wave International founder Anti (Anton) Kajlich and his fellow team members have collected a Gold Medal in the 70+ category in water polo at the FINA World Masters Games – staged in Montréal, Canada, from 27 July to 2 August.
FIJA Group continues its European development with the acquisition of LMP (Le Matériel Piscine) a distribution company operating in Benelux. FIJA Group, a leader in the swimming pools market, today announced the acquisition of LMP, a company specialising in the distribution of swimming pool...
The organisers of the UK Pool & Spa Expo are implementing a host of new initiatives for the 2015 event to take it to a new level, say the organisers. In addition to the usual show features such as the New Product Zone, the NSPF Certified Pool Operators’ Course and a full seminar programme, the...
The company, Hydrover, carried out a comparative study before and after installation of its eco-friendly Oxymatic disinfection system. The study was conducted on three aquatic facilities for public and collective use, with the help of analyses carried out by independent laboratories engaged by...
Leading whirlpool and spa company Jacuzzi Brands Corp has announced the appointment of Fabio Felisi as President and General Manager for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEA). He succeeds Peter Munk, who is now moving to the USA to focus on the company’s global spa business.  
Greek natural stone company Poolstones and Cypriot distributor Capershill have recently jointly undertaken the renovation and conversion of the old skimmer pool to an overflow pool at the Vassos Nissi Plage Hotel in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
Milton Keynes-based company Sundance Pools was recently featured in Channel 4’s popular home-improvement programme ‘Double Your House for Half the Money’, in which property expert Sarah Beeny helps homeowners achieve their property dreams without breaking the bank.
This year the trade fair BAZÉNY, SAUNY & SPA  will be held from September 16-20 in PVA EXPO Praha as one of the  trade fairs held together with autumn FOR ARCH trade fair. As the trade fair¨s theme is "sauna and wellness for health" the key part of the accompanying program will be sauna show...
SPATEX 2015, one of the important English pool and spa exhibitions is returning to the Jaguar Exhibition Hall at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena from Sunday February 1st to Tuesday 3rd.
The Italian swimming pool and spa exhibition has not only seen a growing number of visitors and exhibitors, but also of new products. The 7th edition of ForumPiscine - from 19th to 21st February 2015 - will be held at the same time as the 16th ForumClub, an important B2B event in Europe for the...
Fifteen countries have taken part in the International Internet Pool Competition!  The iPool 2014, the world’s foremost international professional pool contest on the internet, has attracted a host of competitors and supporters since the 30th of March.
Distributor Golden Coast has boosted its technical sales team with the recruitment of 24-year-old Charlotte Stacey.  
The largest ever SPLASH! Pool & Spa trade show was held on the Gold Coast on 16 - 17th July. At opening, the event had a record number of pre-registered attendees, and many more registered throughout the two day event. A wide range of visitors attended, including landscapers, retailers and pool...
Attendee online registration is now officially open for business for the 2014 Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo [PSP], taking place November 5-7, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida USA, with the educational conference taking place November 2-7.
David MacNair has been named Vice President – Marketing of Hayward Industries.  David will manage the global brand for the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world, as well as oversee the company’s channel marketing initiatives with its dealer network and...
The fourth SPLASH! Environmental Awards winners and finalists were announced on July 17, 2014 during the SPASA Australia Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner on the last day of the SPLASH! Pool & Spa trade show. Proudly supported by foundation sponsor Sunbather, the SPLASH! Environmental Awards are...
1954.  An exceptional year for Germany. Firstly, because the German national team won the World Football Championship, and secondly because that was the year Dieter C. Rangol was born. On July 24, the Director of the federal association Schwimmbad & Wellness (BSW), registered in Germany, will...
Myrtha Pools is proud to announce that it has been selected as an approved supplier and partner of Hilton Hotels Worldwide. Myrtha Pools, which has been the technology selected for the Olympics, World  Championships and other high level venues for many years, is proud to bring this advanced...
Tile distributor Waxman Ceramics has recently teamed up with pool and spa company Service Solutions Ltd to help kit-out the luxury Brynteg Spa in Snowdonia. The spa is part of the five-star Brynteg Holiday Home Park and offers a relaxing retreat for holiday-goers.
After opening a showroom in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, SolidPool, the pool manufacturer, pursues its conquest in Asia with the opening of a showroom in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. This new sales outlet is the first of a series of three store openings planned in Indonesia.
The organisers of UK trade show Spatex have launched a new multilingual interactive website designed for improved navigation and easier access to the exhibition’s online content.
SPLASH! prepares to return to the Gold Coast once again, for the biannual SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show on Wednesday 16 to Thursday 17th July at Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach.
For this eagerly awaited 2014 edition, the Piscine Global exhibition is adopting a new positioning, bringing together under one unifying brand all the professionals of the sector, so as to offer both French and international visitors an extensive range of solutions for the construction,...
interbad 2014, which will be held at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre from 21 to 24 October 2014, will this year provide the setting for the first European Pool Summit (EPS) which will be attended by swimming pool experts from all over Europe. The European Pool Summit is being organised by the...
60 of Procopi’s Export Distributors gathered in the Group’s International Showroom and Training Center in Paris during this spring for the annual Export Seminar. The varied technical and sales presentations covered such subjects as Hydraulics, the Power Inverter technology in heat pumps,...
The entire EuroSpaPoolNews.com team is still on the road, travelling to meet pool and spa professionals around the globe. In fact, after the exhibitions in Bologna, Italy, Brighton and Birmingham, United Kingdom, Atlantic City, USA, Casablanca, Morocco and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where we...
Fluidra, pool's equipment manufacturer, has participated in the construction of the Anantara Dubai - The Palm Resort & Spa. This wellness centre, the largest in the Persian Gulf, is located on the eastern crescent of Palm Jumeraih, one of the United Arab Emirates’ three man-made islands.
The desire among private individuals for balneotherapy, spas, saunas and hammams is growing. To find reliable advice on products for use in such equipment, they naturally turn to professional pool builders.
Hydrover is an innovative company specializing in the design and production of water treatment systems using ABOT (Advanced Bipolar Oxidation Technology).  Owners of a U.S. patent published and filed in 57 countries for its proprietary hydrolysis technology, the company manufactures the OXYMATIC...
As in previous  9 years, the  specialized trade fair  BAZÉNY, SAUNY & SPA 2014, tailored  mainly for investors, manufacturers and operators of public indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, wellness centers and related branches, will be organized in PVA Expo Letňany, this year from September 16...
The 6th International Conference on Swimming Pool and Spa is to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 17–20 March 2015. Organised by International Water Conferences (IWC), the event will continue from the previous five conferences in focusing on the health, safety and quality of swimming...
Recent European standard EN 16401 has confirmed the fundamental criteria for purity required for sodium chloride treatment of swimming pool water, the lifetime of electrodes and prevention of stains on surfaces. This standard has been in force since 23 November 2013.
One of the first manufacturers of telescopic pool shelters in France, Sokool is opening out to export markets. Sokool, with nearly 30 years of experience in pool shelters, has two factories in France with a manufacturing capacity of 2,000 shelters annually.
The organisers of the 2014 World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) are offering a $50 saving on the cost of registration for people who register by 1 June. Hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), the WAHC is scheduled for 8–10 October and is being held in Portland, Oregon in the...
Frans Luijben, Vice President, International Sales & Marketing of Dimension One Spas has defined its primary objective for the 2014 season: generate as many « leads» as possible! To this end, the company has recruited Gaëtan Varlotta for the post of Digital Manager, reporting directly to the...
SCP UK is pleased to announce that Paul Jeffries has joined them as UK Business Development Manager. Paul has enjoyed a long and very successful sales career in the UK Pool Industry and is now an integral part of the world’s largest distributor of Pool, Spa and Leisure related products. Paul...
After 40 years of activity in chemical engineering, water treatment and international business development, Ahmad Arafa has created the company IBD (International Business Development Limited). Ahmad previously held the post of Sales and Marketing Director with a major manufacturer of ozone and UV...
The EUSA passed to the Chairmanship of France for 2014 and 2015, and the first meeting was held in Paris on 12th and 13th February 2014. A big thank you to John SCOTT, Chairman, and Chris HAYES, General Secretary, of the EUSA in 2012 and 2013 for the outstanding work they did. After the Romanian...
Electric Blue, manufacturer of electrical equipment and pool lighting, has created a subsidiary in Morocco by partnering with its local long-standing partner, Mr Serghini. Morocco has been one of the major export markets for the company and CCEI products for several years. Even though its LED...
Since the beginning of April, Linda Rakers has joined the SCP Europe support team to fill the new created position of Marketing Coordinator at SCP Europe.
Pool Expo 2014 will be held on May 07 - 10, 2014 in Istanbul Exhibition Center - Turkey and it will enable the establishment of new business connections with the domestic and abroad business decision makers for Pool, Sauna and SPA sector.
The pool cleaner MAX 1of AstralPool has received the Excellence In Design (EID) Gold Award 2013 in the category of water treatment products. This award acknowledges excellence in the field of innovation, design and functionality among industrial products for consumers and/or companies.