The latest news for pool and spa professionals

EuroSpaPoolNews has launched on March 30th its 3rd edition of the First International Professional Pool Contest, iPool2014, which will run until July 31st 2014. The contest is only open to pool professionals on www.eurospapoolnews.com/iPool2014 or directly on www.ipool2014.com.
The Central Ontario Pool & Hot Tub council held their regional meeting last week (Wednesday, March 19th) at the manufacturing facility of Canadian General Tower (CGT).
The MultiCyclone 70XL pool filter from Waterco uses centrifugal filtration technology to clean pool water without using any filter media. The product works by guiding incoming water using a diverter plate so that it enters 70 hydrocyclones that spin sediment out to the hydrocyclone’s wall.
APPW, the Romanian professional association for swimming pools and wellness, has announced the results of its first pool and spa competition for association members, presented at an awards gala at the Cismigiu Hotel in Bucharest on 20 March 2014.
The third edition of LE JUSTE LIEN Special Portugal 2014, in Portuguese, is now available. Discover all the news and new products from the pool and spa world dedicated to this market.
The commercial company Fluidra TR and the manufacturing company Turcat are joining together physically in new installations in Tuzla (Istanbul) so that they can deliver a better service to their clients.
Battista Remati has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Pleatco.Battista entered the Company in 2007 as a marketing consultant; in these years he developed the Company brand image from position n.5 to position n. 1 in the industry.  
interbad, the international trade fair for swimming pools, sauna and spas, will again convene the industry from all corners of the world to Stuttgart from 21 – 24 October 2014. Its successful combination of exhibition, conference and accompanying programme offers the ideal setting for technical...
The Australasian important pool & spa trade show has sold out of space. SPLASH! will be held on 16th – 17th July 2014, at Jupiters Gold Coast, Queensland. The biennial event draws more than 100 exhibitors and 2000 attendees from Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.
The 2015 Spatex show will be expanding to a second hall to accommodate more exhibitors, say the organisers. The move is in response to a stand space rebooking rate of 55% little more than a month after the end of this year’s event.
The second running of the UK Pool & Spa Expo following last year’s launch event had the subjective feel more of being a spa/wellness-focused show with some pool equipment. Yet both pool and spa companies exhibiting at the event reported excellent visitor interest with good leads – and...
Australian Pool and Spa Trade Show, SPLASH!, has announced The World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC). The conference will be held for the first time in Australia in conjunction with the trade show on 17 – 18 July 2014 at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
The French company, Card POOL, has recently gained recognition for its innovation, NEWATER, an eco-friendly water treatment for spas. Headed by three partners, Chis Christian, Doctor in Material Sciences, Diego Penaranda, Research Engineer for the scientific part, and a business leader from the...
The Spanish company, PSH POOLS, has recently received the award for Sustainability at the Piscina Barcelona exhibition for its pump, Giant, the pump on the market for public pools for collective use, designed entirely in plastic. The prize was awarded to the company thanks to the technological...
Ozone and UV specialist Triogen has appointed a new managing director with effect from 1 January 2014.Tom Kelly succeeds company founder Jim Wheatley, who has retired after more than 30 years at Triogen.Tom began his career with Yarrow Shipbuilders and is a qualified electrician, draughtsman and...
The second edition of Piscine Middle East is currently preparing to welcome 3 000 visitors and 60 exhibitors presenting their latest products and services in swimming pool and spa area. From 22 to 24 April 2014, Abu Dhabi will gather the leading companies of this industry.
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® will relocate Silvia Uribe, International Business Manager, to Europe from the U.S. office in Colorado Springs, Colorado effective March 17, 2014 to better support mission focused training around the world. Pool and spa professionals from over 81 countries...
The Fluidra convention, called INVICTUS, took place in Sitges, a well-known seaside resort 40 km south of Barcelona. Almost 400 managers and sales executives  came from forty countries to attend the event. The programme provided targeted interventions to improve participants' motivation to be...
Within our permanent desire for highlighting „THE SWIMMING POOL” we have decided to initiate first romanian swimming pool contest. One reason for launching this initiative now, was the APPW affiliation at EUSA, this spring. EUSA had also organized its first  international swimming pool...
"An Exceptional Experience" at Maytronics! Yuval Beeri, CEO, and Eyal Tryber, VC Sales & Marketing, of Maytronics, the Israeli manufacturer, invited their subsidiaries in the USA, France and Australia, and also their 33 distributors from 46 countries, to their factory from 8th to 12th September...
To better serve pool and spa professionals around the globe, the National Swimming Pool Foundation® has launched five new NSPF® international websites. These websites will serve colleagues around the world with NSPF’s preeminent educational courses, materials and focus — to keep pools safer...
The success of the 2014 Spatex show has resulted in a record number of exhibitors rebooking for next year’s event, say the organisers.Official visitor figures had not been released as we finalised this story, but Spatex director Chris Hayes says: “I am delighted with the overall response to...
The UK Pool & Spa Expo has been hailed a success by the organiser, New Events.Official visitor figures have not yet been released, but event director Claire Saunders says: “Our first edition offered very strong visitor numbers and the quality of those visitors was remarkably high; we are happy...
Tens of thousands of pool & spa industry professionals made their annual trip to New Jersey for the 33rd Annual Pool & Spa Show. Attendees took part in the multi-day education conference and hit the Show Floor to visit with 414 exhibitors from the pool and spa industry.
This year’s SPLASH! Pool and Spa Trade Show is not just about discovering the latest products and technology from over 100 exhibitors – visitors can also attend education seminars focusing on advancing their businesses and increasing their customer database.
With a move from the South Coast to the Ricoh Arena in the approximate centre of England, Spatex 2014 held high hopes for exhibitors and the organisers alike. Certainly there was a great deal of optimism as the doors opened to the event, with all stand space having been sold out weeks beforehand....
Within the framework of the last QPS exhibition held in Doha, Qatar, from 6th to 8th November, an important conference was held over 3 days on security and maintenance in pools and spas. For the occasion, we met Pierre Boueri, the initiator of the conference and the founder, a few months ago, of...
Dryden Aqua founder Dr Howard Dryden explains what drove him to look for alternatives to traditional sand in pool filtration The heart of any swimming-pool water-treatment system is the sand in the sand filter.  However, like any heart it does not work well unless it has a good support structure...
Fluidra has been awarded two prizes: the Plus X Award and the best product of the year for its innovation which allows a smart control of pools.
Vita Spas UK reports a record-breaking 2013, and is looking forward to a bumper 2014, according to director of business development Jim McClure. The company recently welcomed John Johnson, CEO of US company Vita Spas, to its facilities in Chelmsford, Essex, for the first time.
The Seminar program has now been published for the show next month which will play host to an International collection of experts from a number of fields in the pool and spa sector.
Bosta UK will be showcasing its new branding and corporate style at this year’s UK trade shows. The new image is designed to reflect how the company is moving forward, and its status as the ‘professional partner for many pool customers’, Bosta says. The company says it is better serving its...
Glass filtration media specialist Dryden Aqua has recently opened a new £5 million manufacturing plant in Edinburgh to produce the company’s Activated Filter Media (AFM®) for pool and spa filters. Commenting on the opening of what is said to be the world’s most sophisticated glass processing...
As the world’s largest manufacturer of adhesives and chemical products for building, Mapei has more than 75 years’ experience, and is a specialist in technologically advanced products for the installation of all types of wall and floor coverings.
As the exhibit floor opened for the 33rd Annual Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show, the Northeast Spa and Pool Association announced that the Show would now be called The Pool & Spa Show powered by the Northeast Spa and Pool Association and unveiled the Show’s new logo.
After three months of competition, 88 pool builders from 24 countries (as against 9 countries in 2012) participated in the 2nd International Pool Competition on the Internet organized by our magazine EuroSpaPoolNews.com.
The Piscine Expo Maroc exhibition celebrates its 5th anniversary on 5th March 2014, with a host of exhibitors from across Morocco and abroad.  The exhibition affirms its success in Africa and the Arab world, standing out as a leading name in Pool, Spa & Well-being exhibitions in the Middle...
FLEXINOX has just appointed its new International Sales Manager.  Xavier Garcia graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Barcelona, after completing a course in Sales Management and Marketing at EADA.  Well experienced, he worked for 10 years in the electronics retail market. 
Tile specialist Waxman Ceramics is launching a powerful contemporary design tool with digital print for 2014 that can create tile mosaics with a “spectacular result and personal touch”.
New hot-tub and swim-spa company Red Spas is launching to the UK market at this year’s UK Pool & Spa Expo.It claims it offers a high-quality range with many standard features normally seen only as options on other hot tubs with a much higher retail price.
Passion Spas, said to be the largest spa and swim spa manufacturer in Europe, is displaying a number of new products and announcing significant new features at this year’s Spatex show.New offerings include the two-person Bliss model, a deluxe multi-room barrel sauna and the new full-body...
SPLASH! 2014 will be held on 16th - 17th July 2014, at Jupiters Gold Coast, Queensland. The biennial event draws more than 2000 attendees from Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Leading companies such as Pentair, Waterco, Maytronics, Astral, Davey Water Products, Emaux and Heliocol will...
The 2014 Spatex trade show is to host a free, dedicated leisure operators’ day at the event on Tuesday 4 February.Focusing specifically on the needs of architects, specifiers, operators and managers of wet leisure facilities, the leisure operators’ day comprises a series of technical workshops...
Procopi UK is pleased to announce the recruitment of Mr. Simon Booth to its Sales Team in the UK. With many years’ experience in sales at Astral UK and Bosta UK, Simon will bring technical and field knowledge to the sales team and will be responsible for the sales for the North of England and...
On Saturday morning November the 2nd Mr Tom Tate Gold, Coast City Council Mayor, officially opened the aquaSplash Wibit Sports Park at Broadwater Park Southport. The Mayor was joined by councellor.
Aqua–Therm Moscow is one of the leading events in Russia in the industry of heating, water supply, sanitary technologies, air-conditioning, ventilation and the equipment for pools, saunas and spa. It will take place very soon from 4 to 7 February 2014 at crocus Expo, Moscow. An opportunity to...
Bologna sees the return for the International Exhibition and Conference trade show for the swimming pools and spas sector from 20 to 22 February 2014.ForumPiscine is the only event in Italy organised with the intention of assembling all the leading companies in the market at one trade fair:...
Atlantic City is counting down the hours before the imminent start of Pool & Spa Show from 28 to 30 January 2014! It's an opportunity for professionals of Pool and Spa industry to come and meet us on-site, to prepare their next presence in our international issues of Le JUSTE LIEN.
The organisers of the SPATEX trade show are on a high, having sold out all original stand space and extending the booked space to accommodate more exhibitors.Visitors’ partners or family can now take advantage of a free taxi service on each morning of the three-day show to explore the...
SCP Europe recently organized the second edition of its "Sales Conference & Vendors Showcase" in Toledo, Spain, from the 18th to 20th November 2013. An occasion to also celebrate the 20th anniversary of POOLCORP and the 10th of its subsidiary in Spain. All the SCP teams from Europe, the world's...
Online attendee registration for the 2014 Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show is now open. The Show will take place January 27‐30, 2014 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Education courses will begin on January 27 and run through January 30. Exhibits will be open from...
SPATEX 2014 is already in its 18th year and will be held in Coventry from 2 to 4 February 2014. UK Pool & Spa Expo 2014 is in its 2nd edition and will take place from 20 to 22 February 2014. EuroSpaPoolNews, as media partner of both big events, is preparing a Special UK printed edition, in English...
Myrtha Pools, a company that internationally operates in the field of public and private pools, has created two temporary pools during the European LEN Short Course Championships, which were held from 12 to 15 December 2013 in Herning in Denmark.
Myrtha Pools is proud to supply the swimming pool for the NYAD48 event being held in Herald Square NYC on October 8-10, 2013 in New York City’s Herald Square just outside of Macy’s.
aquanale concluded in Cologne on 25 October with very good results. The event's synergies with FSB (International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities) were optimally exploited. On four days, the trade fair duo, which took place on the same days for the first time ever,...
The organisers of the 2014 Spatex trade show have announced that the exhibition is a sell-out, two months before the event opens. “The industry has spoken loud and clear in its support for the move to the Ricoh Arena,” says show organiser Michele Bridle. “The sell-out reinforces the fact...
Water-treatment specialist Complete Pool Controls (CPC) is sponsoring Great British diver Jack Laugher for the next two years as he trains towards the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Pool, spa and hot-tub parts/accessories specialist Hydrospares is the latest exhibitor to sign up for the UK Pool & Spa Expo, to be held at the NEC on 20–22 February 2014.
Working in cooperation with Spafix Direct and now with Darlly Europe, Spa-España is a very comprehensive supplier of replacement parts and filters for spas in Spain, Portugal, Balearics and Canaries. The service and website is designed to specifically meet the spare parts requirements of Spanish...
The newly launched “PrimeLab 1.0 Multitest” photometer of Pool-i.d. (Germany and UK), which is - according to the company - the only photometer with just one sensor and one LED to cover 400 different wavelengths simultaneously, received the  award by the committee of the Piscina Barcelona...
SPLASH! is Australia’s largest trade event for the pool and spa industry. On the occasion of SPLASH! 2014, the prime industry event will gain even greater endorsement by hosting the 2014 SPASA Australia Awards of Excellence. The Gala Dinner, on the Gold Coast, will take place on 17th of July...
The Roos Recreational Facilities Gmbh celebrates the company‘s 40th anniversary In 1973 the company founder Franz Roos developed a build it yourself pool system , making everyone‘s dream of owning their own pool possible.
Believing that communication, socialising, sharing and learning is  paramount, Renolitintroduces its new website in the form of a blog  about swimming pools, www.alkorplan.es. A really dynamic and interactive website, full of interesting content for both professionals and swimming pool owners,...
The 10th Anniversary World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) in Indianapolis, Indiana, attracted nearly 400 attendees from 39 US states and eight countries, the organisers have said.  
Pentair is pleased to introduce Wouter STEEMAN, new employee in its Marketing Department. We met him at Piscina Show in Barcelona.
For the first time in the UK, New Events Ltd. the organisers of UK Pool & Expo, have signed an exclusive agreement with the National Swimming Pool Federation (NSPF) of the USA to host their world renowned CPO certification course at UK Pool & Spa Expo 2014.
With a network of 22,000 continuously updated professionals and 3 trade fairs which draw the sector together on a global scale, the Piscine Open network is the world's largest professional swimming pool and spa network.  
The Well-being seminar was held in Rodez, from 23rd to 25th October, in the magnificent setting of the Hostellerie de Fontanges.  The entire chateau, dating from the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, was reserved for the occasion, allowing SCP to arrange the site in the spirit of the...
The first ever EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations) awards took place at the aquanale exhibition held in Cologne, Germany on Thursday 24th October, with resounding success, announcing 9 winners across 12 countries. Competition was tough with EUSA representing over 2,000...
S.R. Smith, LLC announces it has acquired the assets of Anti Wave Australia. The purchase brings S.R. Smith a portfolio of competitive swimming products under the Anti Wave Brand, which the company will market and sell in Australia and the surrounding island countries. 
During the show of Barcelona we met Bertrand PONS who recently joined the company TRIOGEN as a Sales Manager. He explains his choice and his vision for the company:  
EXPO – ForumPiscine, the International Pool and Spa Expo and International Congress will be back on centre stage at the Bologna Exhibition Centre   From Thursday 20 February to Saturday 22 February 2014, the 6th edition of ForumPiscine will welcome companies and professionals from Italy, the...
With less than a handful of stands remaining, Michele Bridle says: "the new look SPATEX 2014 in its new central location at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena Jaguar Exhibition Hall, is set to be a sell-out and the Industry’s biggest and best networking opportunity ever!"
The company Waterco Europe is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Jo Ainsworth as Southern European and Middle East Export Sales Director. Jo will be responsible for the promotion and sales expansion of the Waterco product range throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East regions.
Mathijs started his career in Griferia TRES in Spain, a Spanish tap manufacturer. He then moved to Flexinox in March 2007, where he has been in charge of several markets reaching from Europe, South America, to Africa and Middle East. Then he was appointed as Sales Manager at the end of 2012.
Winners in the 2013 Barcelona Piscina Awards have been chosen: Fluidra SA's AstralPool Mac physical and chemical swimming pool treatment equipment and PSH 2010 SLU's GIANT-N pumps with plastic turbine received the Innovation Award and Sustainability Award respectively.
German chemical specialist Hansa Group AG has hived off its chemical trading activities to a new Dusseldorf-based entity called Hansa Chemie International GmbH & Co. KG (HCI). The company says the management team and infrastructure will remain the same, helping to ensure a smooth transition to the...
In 2011, when Werner Markenstein, Director of Hugo Lahme, arrived in Bolzano to present some bronze niches made for a local company, little did he know that in May 2013, Hugo Lahme, the company’s recently deceased Founding Chairman, would acquire one-third of the shares of AngelEye, a world...
QSSC - Qatar Safety and Security Conference for Swimming Pools will take place from 6 to 8 November, 2013 at Doha Exhibition Centre. Registration is free till 2nd November on www.htsxpo.com. Discover the Conference's schedule.  
During the exhibition, the congress program will also be ongoing at the Aquanale, such as the Cologne Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum, "in a new light". It has found its place at the heart of Hall 10.1, and can be visited free of charge without prior registration. The Federated Pool & Spa...
The framework of the economic conditions has changed. The euro is weakening and it is not yet clear how the economic situation at home and abroad will develop over the long term. EuroSpaPoolNews talked with Bert Granderath, CEO of grando GmbH and Vice President of the Federated Pool & Spa...
The European Union directive on 'Energy Related Products' (ErPD) came into force from the start of 2013 and this year the pool trade is witnessing the effect of the new directive. The directive encompasses sweeping legislation which impacts upon ventilation and dehumidification product...
Biodesign has revolutionized the swimming pool market, distinguishing itself over the past 5 years with its rapid growth, both in the Italian market and at an international level. The aim of the project is to promote the Biodesign brand and its technology, both within Spain and throughout the...
From 22 to 25 October around 300 exhibitors from 26 countries will be presenting their swimming pool and wellness-themed products and services at Germany's international trade fair for sauna, pool and ambience. Advance ticket sales for aquanale have also been very successful so far. For the first...
To celebrate three decades of continuous innovation in robotic pool cleaning industry, AquaGroup will launch for the oncoming season a comprehensive line of products under the same name that became one of the most recognized classic brands in the pool market today: Aquabot.
Darlly Europe is delighted to announce its collaboration with SPA-ESPAÑA who is also working in co-operation with Spafix to form a very comprehensive supplier of replacement parts and filters for spas in Spain, Portugal, Balearics and Canaries.  
SCP and NEXTPOOL confirm their alliance at the Piscina Barcelona and  Aquanale trade shows. SCP, world leader in the distribution of swimming pool equipment, markets the entire Nextpool range in Spain and Germany, as well as through their organizations in 7 other countries. Via their agencies,...
For the fifth time this year, the Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum of Cologne presents itself as the source of impulses at the international level in the sports and wellness industry. The programme of the congress accentuates the innovative energy of the aquanale and the FSB.
From 6th - 8th November 2013, be part of QPS 2013, a gate to establishing a wide network of business connections. QPS Business Push Up Program will help professionals to achieve business goals.
In an effort to continue to meet and exceed the specific needs of advanced pool/spa builders, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is offering a new line-up of programs at the 2013 Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. These programs are the centerpiece of the Expo’s stellar line-up of...
The Croce Bianca Leisure & Spa hotel is a four-star establishment in Trentino Alto Adige (Italy), located in the touristic town of Canazei, in the heart of the Dolomite mountains, which have been recognized as a “World heritage site”.
Three lively events will boost the social scene at SPATEX 14, the organisers have announced. Stand set-up day, Saturday 1 February, sees an evening of live music and food being laid on for all exhibitors at the at the Ricoh Arena’s G-Casino.
2013 is the year of major changes and professionalisation for Megagroup. The branding for all Group companies has been given a fresh new look. In conjunction and to better serve their customers, holding organization is currently constructing a state of the art semi-automated European Distribution...
200 new pooltechnic innovations will be offered in the new Peraqua Collection & Pricelist 2014 which will be officially introduced during the fair Piscine in Barcelona and Aquanale in Cologne at the Peraqua booth.
‘Spain is a world benchmark market for the wellness industry’.With a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia and a Master’s in Management from EADA, Eloi Planes (Barcelona, ​​1969) was appointed President of the organizing committee of the...
Leading Australian fibreglass pool manufacturer Narellan Pools has partnered with salt and mineral water chlorinator specialist Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) in an initiative designed to offer pool owners the ‘best of the best’.
Microwell has begun constructing its new site. It is designed to bring both the production and warehouse facilities together in this large centre of 3000m², with access for lorries and trucks at only 15km from the main highway. 
One of the spa industry’s pioneers, Ron Clearwater, owner of Hydra Plastics, Inc. and its flagship brand Clearwater Spas is pleased to announce his retirement and the formation of the company’s new parent company, Thermal Hydra Plastics.
With Zodiac Australia acquiring MagnaPool & Poolrite Skimmer Box from Evolve Supply Chain Pty Ltd. In Australia; Zodiac Europe is looking forward to giving MagnaPool a brand new start in Europe.
Piscina Barcelona, Wellness Barcelona and Leisure and Sports Facilities will be the three areas that will be featured in exhibits at the event, from October 15th to 18th 2013. This 11th edition will also host the Wellness & Spa Experiences Event, a congress that will bring together international...