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Piscine SPLASH! Asia will take place from 20-21 May 2013 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.Piscine SPLASH! Asiais a must attend exhibition for manufacturers, retailers, pool builders, landscapers, contractors, architects, engineers and pool service technicians....
Prime minister David Cameron has officially kicked off Certikin International’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations by visiting the company’s Witney headquarters, which are in his constituency.  
Despite the state of the economy, and the continuing credit crunch, there was a surprising but welcome upbeat feel to this year’s Spatex pool and spa trade show – the last to be held in Brighton for the time being before next year’s move to the Ricoh Arena in the Midlands. The organisers had...
Independent wet leisure product distributor Golden Coast is spreading the message that ‘if you can sell pools, you can sell saunas’, as part of its ongoing package of resources to help dealers’ businesses grow.
The US National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has announced a new make-up for its management board, which took effect on 1 November 2012. President of Counsilman-Hunsaker & Associates D. Scot Hunsaker was elected President of the Board, succeeding John Puetz, Director of Technology at Advantis....
European spa brand Passion Spas and USA-based Almost Heaven Saunas have announced a partnership to begin distribution of Passion Spas and swim-spas in America.  The companies have formed a US division that will be headquartered in Holland, Michigan, coordinating sales and distribution of Passion...
Real innovation brings about permanent improvements in the market. This is why Europe's largest-circulation pool & spa magazine "Schwimmbad & Sauna" (www.schwimmbad.de), an organisation with more than 40 years of tradition, awards a prize every two years for the most forward-looking developments...
The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) has endorsed the recent report from the Health Protection Agency on the Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in Stoke in 2012, emphasising the need to follow the existing guidelines regarding display spas and hot tubs that are already...
Potential exhibitors at the Spatex 2014 trade show attended an open day on 20 March at the event’s new venue, the Ricoh Arena, to see the facilities for themselves.
Exhibitions and conferences, organizer Heights with the support of Watermaster Qatar as sponsor and the partnership of the Qatar Civil Defense Department, has announce the launch of the 2nd International Exhibition and conference for Swimming Pools and Spas, which is to be held from November 6-8...
The organisers of the UK Pool & Spa Expo 2013 have said the new event at the NEC got off to a “flying start”, confirming a claimed total of over 1600 visitors. Commenting on the professional approach of the exhibitors in making the launch event a success, event director Claire Saunders said:...
A commercial pool in the Netherlands has become what is claimed to be the first such facility in Europe to feature all LED lighting – for general and ambient units, as well as underwater lighting.
A searchable database tracking global incidents in or related to swimming pools and hot tubs has been developed by the US National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF). Called the Worldwide Aquatic News Incident Database (WANID), it tracks global aquatic incidents that may result in injury, illness,...
The International Swimming Pool Show is being held for the first time in Russia. The event Piscina Moscow, organised by Fira de Barcelona and Europexpo –Russia’s biggest exhibition operator- is opening today with the aim of helping Spanish and European companies to get a market share in...
The 2013 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo [PSP] has issued a Call for Presentations to all educators, consultants and specialists from around the world who want to share their knowledge and business expertise as presenters for the educational conference program. Taking place November 9, 2013,...
The venue for Piscine SPLASH! Asia 2013 has been changed to the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. The dates remain unchanged: 20th -21st May 2013. Piscine SPLASH! Asia is the result of the association of two reputed pool and spa show organizers: GL Events and  Piscine and...
Aquanale, the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience, will take place on different days starting in 2013. The fair will be open from Tuesday to Friday in the future - as will FSB, the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities.
Bosta France, a subsidiary of MegaGroup, is expanding its customer network with the acquisition of Soditral SA, which was completed on 1st October 2012.  Soditral, a leading supplier in products for pool maintenance, material and equipment to wholesalers, contributes with its experience, its wide...
By acquiring Veico, Fluidra is to create its own manufacturing structure to make headway in a region experiencing strong growth. After the United States and France, Brazil is the third largest pool market in the world, with a park of approximately 1.4 million pools. The organisation of the World...
Piscina Barcelona offers three major platforms for doing business and networking at three strategic locations in the global market.  Piscina Barcelona, Piscina Moscow and Expolazer, in Brazil, represent 3 unique business opportunities for pool professionals.
Jointly with Saudi Kitchen & Bathroom Expo 2013, Saudi Pool & Spa Expo 2013 will come on stage for the first time in Jeddah from April 30 to May 2. The shows will be structured around pool, spa, kitchen and bathroom sectors and will gather global industry manufacturers, suppliers,
The organisers of UK pool and spa trade show Spatex have announced that visitor numbers for the first two days of this year’s event were up 17% on those for 2012. Trade visitor attendance was up 10.7% on 2010, while attendance from installation, maintenance and retail businesses was also up...
The craze for Jacuzzis, spas, saunas and hammams among private individuals is growing. To find sound advice on the products that one should use for such equipment, they naturally turn to professional pool builders. The latter have thus gradually become the main interlocutors and distributors of...
The inaugural UK Pool & Spa Show gave a pretty good account of itself (see news story elsewhere on this website), with a number of companies being newcomers to the UK pool and spa exhibition scene. Several exhibiting companies were also planning to exhibit at Spatex, opting to try both shows to...
Representatives from five of the UK’s leading leisure organisations (DC Leisure, SLM, Leisure Connection, Fusion Lifestyle and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham) have met with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and Cap 2 – the developer of the ASA-endorsed CoursePro learn-to-swim...
Piscine Expo Maroc, in Casablanca, an exhibition dedicated to the pool, spa, well-being, and green spaces. A few days ahead of the Piscine Expo Maroc, which will celebrate its 4th edition from 27th February to 3rd March 2013 in Casablanca, Kamal LWED, the dynamic creator and organizer of the...
Palintest are the leaders in water analysis technology with over 50 years experience of manufacturing reliable and easy to use systems for measurement of water quality in both public and private swimming pools and spas.
Jacuzzi Group Worldwide has acquired Dimension One Spas, with the company continuing to operate as a separate unit and remaining at its current site in Vista, California. The business will now will be called New Dimension One Spas.
The organisers of UK pool and spa trade show Spatex are holding an open day for all existing and potential exhibitors and visitors to next year’s event at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.
The inaugural UK Pool & Spa Expo event at the NEC has been billed as a success, according to show organisers New Events.
PIP is a unique program which recognizes and rewards its top performing dealers. Who can join? This program is only for builders, retailers and service companies in the swimming pool industry. How does it work? Pentair wants to encourage you to sell its equipment, and
The latest novelties, products and services from the best Italian and foreign companies, up to date information and training with the experts of the sector: ForumPiscine is the only event in Italy offering an exhibition and a congress of international scope to professionals and developers,...
Pool and spa trade distributor SCP UK has announced the appointment of new sales manager Geoff Nunn at the company’s Gatwick branch. He has been in the industry for eight years managing a local retail company and in sales management for 19 years in the retail industry. Meanwhile new products for...
RJE Technologies, Inc., has acquired the assets of Terrapin Communications effective November 1, 2012. This includes the Safety Turtle product line that will join RJE’s expanding line of water safety products.
Celebrating its 50th year, pool and spa distributor Certikin International is launching a number of new products and promotions during 2013 – which will be displayed at Spatex. Among the newcomers are a new Caldera Spa, Certikin flow fittings, a tiled spa, an Endless Summer pool enclosure, the...
The new Urban Oasis spa by MAAX Spas is causing quite a stir in the world of luxury wellness. This is the first spa with a contemporary design that finishes with the common looks of hot tubs. Great style, sophisticated colors and proven technology are combined to create the ultimate spa...
The organisers of the Spatex trade show have hinted at a venue change for 2014 in response to industry pressure. Writing in her final pre-show message before the exhibition opens its doors on Sunday 3 February, show organiser Michele Bridle says: “We acknowledge that there are calls within the...
Skills specialist SkillsActive is taking stand space at the Spatex 2013 show to promote its work in boosting professionalism of employees in the aquatic sector through the Register of Aquatic Professionals.
Paralympic swimming gold medal winner Ellie Simmonds has officially opened a 1930s East London swimming pool following a £16.5 million refurbishment.
Visitors to the Certikin stand at next month’s Spatex show can enter a competition to win a three-door Volkswagen Up! city car.
The series of video tutorials from pool equipment distributor Golden Coast showing how to perform common mechanical, electrical and maintenance tasks on pools and spas have recorded their 30,000th YouTube hit.
Aqua Sun Ozone and SNTech are the respective winners of the ‘Best New Product’ and ‘Best Green Product’ categories at the 2012 US International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, the organisers have announced.
Recently, at the International Interbad Fair we met Jeff Sanchez, the new Sales and Marketing Director at Pentair for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has explained its development goals as well as the marketing strategy set up by Pentair on these three areas.
The government-funded organisation UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is exhibiting at Spatex 2013 to explain how it can help businesses break into export markets. With a presence in 100 countries around the world, UKTI provides trade advice and practical support to UK-based companies wishing to grow...
The IPool2012 Contest, the first international swimming pool competition on the Internet, organized by EuroSpaPoolNews.com, was a resounding success! In fact, this web encounter generated more than 10,000 visits per month, recorded 60 participants from 9 different countries with a collection of...
Canadian hot-tub manufacturer and exporter Coast Spas has claimed a top-three placing in the Consumer Products category of British Columbia’s Export Awards competition.
Created in 2011, the 1st 100% Internet procurement site B2B PISCINE thus has an inventory, available to professionals, that is organised around logistics platforms serving all of France.
He gives us the reasons for Fluidra's consistently positive results, and especially for the swimming pool market, evokes the lines of development in Europe and the consolidation of Certikin and AstralPool in France.
The International Exhibition and Congress will be taking place at the Bologna Fair from 21 to 23 February. The latest news, products and services from many Italian and foreign companies will be featured, as well as upgrades and training with industry experts: everybody who is anybody in the...
Reed Sunaidi, the joint venture company that partners the world’s leading event organiser Reed Exhibitions with Sunaidi Expo in Saudi Arabia is delighted to announce the creation of a strategic national alliance with Tuskon Evrensel Fuar AS, a subsidiary of the Confederation of Businessmen and...
UK POOL & SPA EXPO 2013 organisers today announced that the 2013 event will produce from 24 to 26 January a number of new initiatives and launches for the UK market. Of the many events taking place during the show two features will be of particular interest – the “UKTI Meet the Buyer...
The next edition of SPORTS CENTER CONSTRUCTION - Sport, Recreation, Wellness and SPA, will be held from 29th of January to 1st of February 2013 in Poznan. It will run parallel BUDMA International Construction Fair and International Fair of Construction Machines, Vehicles and Equipment BUMASZ.
Meet us again in 2013 with our Special Editions of LE JUSTE LIEN at these international exhibitions, in UK, in Poland, in Russia, in Italia
ZODIAC Marine & Pool has agreed to acquire SET Schmidt Energietechnik (SET), a market leader of swimming pool equipment, located in Hemmingen, Germany. With the acquisition of SET, Zodiac strengthens its pool care activities in Europe and especially in Germany, where Zodiac Marine & Pool is...
The 8th Egypt Pool & Water Technology Exhibition is preparing. This exhibition is an event that highlights and brings answers to the increasing demand for swimming pools in Egypt and in the Middle East in general. It will be held from 26 till 28 February 2013, at the Cairo International Convention...
MegaGroup Trade, a technical wholesale company selling components for water transport systems, will establish a European Distribution Center in Veghel, in the south of the Netherlands.
ELBTAL PLASTICS GmbH is an innovative German manufacturer, creating and manufacturing all kinds of high quality flexible PVC sheets. The company is well renowned internationally in the pool market thanks to its range of sheet liners and reinforced membranes for public and private pools in PVC-P,...
Over half of the exhibitors at UK trade show SPATEX 2013 are exhibiting for the very first time or are using Spatex as a launchpad for new products, say the organisers. Established companies are also emphasising their commitment to the event, underlining its status as a key element in their...
The Savior 5,000 solar-powered pump and filtration system was the winner of the Best New Product award at the recent International Pool, Spa and Patio Expo in New Orleans, USA.
SEVESO 2 logistics and storage: the GACHES CHIMIE strengths In order to support the growth of its Swimming Pool Department, GACHES CHIMIE is doubling its packaging capacity (liquids and solids) and is due to officially open a new storage building equipped with robotic racks at the end of this...
BIO-UV, Europe’s leading water treatment company using ultraviolet rays, specializes in chlorine-free automatic treatment of private pools and dechloramination of public or semi-public swimming pools. 
Swedish specialist pump manufacturer Pahlén is once again back under the full control of the founding family, after they bought back 100% of the company’s shares. Pahlén had brought in an external partner in 2007 to fund major company expansion, but now feels the time is right to regain full...
The government organisation UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is to support a dedicated B2B brokerage zone at UK Pool & Spa Expo to host pre-arranged meetings between international attendees and the UK industry. Information on the buyers attending and their interests will also be distributed to UK Pool...
With 15 years of expertise in the industry, and extensive experience in international trade, 9 years ago Michel CAVAGNOL created a B-to-B supply company in the swimming pool industry. He combined his industrial expertise with the needs of major actors in the market to look for quality products and...
On 25th October, the annual «Totally Hayward» dinner was held at LMP POOL PARTS, with all its clients who are members of the programme, and the Hayward team.  This enjoyable evening was also the opportunity to analyse the season and for sharing ideas for the future around a good meal during a...
Two of the world’s leading pool & spa trade show organisers have formed a partnership to host a new event for the Asian pool & spa market. The new event called Piscine SPLASH! Asia combines the resources of GL events, organisers of the world’s largest pool show, Piscine and Interpoint Events,...
Hydropool Spas, the Canadian spa manufacturer, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. Since its inception, the company has grown to become one of the largest manufacturers of spas and swim spas in the world.  With headquarters in Toronto (Canada), its European operations (storage platforms,...
As part of the Piscine and Aqualie 2012 shows taking place at Eurexpo-Lyon, the members of the jury* announced the names of the Innovation Award winners on Tuesday 13 November to an audience of 300 professionals and press representatives. This year’s prize-giving ceremony was organised in...
In order to certify international clients, Biodesign has established the Biodesign Academy, a comprehensive training course for the installation of their pools. The course will be run over three days at the company headquarters, where product characteristics, sales systems and particularly...
Evert Jan DE SMET has just been appointed AQUA COVER Sales Manager. Evert Jan will be the direct contact for resellers in the company and will help them with their projects, encouraged, of course, by the whole Aqua Cover team.  
Fluidra, the listed Spanish multinational group devoted to developing applications for the sustainable use of water, has opened new branch offices in Romania and Montenegro. Following these launches, the group now has direct operations in 41 countries and distributes its products in over 170...
Chemoform AG celebrated its anniversary on 8th October, with around 260 guests, including 120 employees and German and foreign partners.  The fifty successful years of the company were retraced in a short film that gave some very interesting insights into the company, its philosophy and its...
On October 9, 2012, upon the invitation of Alukov HZ, spol. s.r.o. company owner, Mr. Jan Zitko, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft visited Alukov company headquarters and the nearby city Chrudim.
Samy BIBAY, CMD of EVERBLUE, looks forward to meeting you at the Salon de Lyon, on stand 5G11 - STRUCTURA FEAT, where he will present two exceptional products, two cards that can be very important for you: the STRUCTURA FEAT construction panels concept and the EVERPOMPE pump...
EuroSpaPoolNews and its whole team look forward to welcoming you on its booth at PISCINE 2012 - EUREXPO Lyon, from 13th to 16th November, for 4 intense days immersed in a world of water! Our special edition of Le JUSTE LIEN will be distributed at the entrance of the exhibition to bring you all the...
Like it does every year, PoolCorp, the parent company of SCP Europe, held its «International Sales Conference and Vendors Showcase « in Dallas, U.S.A., from 5th to 7th October.
On the occasion of its 35th anniversary, Dimension One Spas® innovates in strength and beauty, with new designs and technological advances. To complete its offer in the [email protected] range, Dimension One Spas® has launched two new spas of 234 cm x 234 cm, combining comfort and conviviality, at...
After being Director of Sales and Marketing for many years, Armin Herger was appointed Manager of Speck Pumpen on 1 January 2012. Under his leadership, sales have more than doubled.  Speck is now the leader in the European market for pumps for private pools and has also increased its presence in...
Bundesverband Schwimmbad & Wellness e.V. (bsw) has launched the first blog for the swimming pool industry. www.bsw-total.de contains all the latest industry news in real time, in text, picture and video format. The blog is primarily intended for industry experts and, alongside key dates and...
The A. di Arcobaleno brand now belongs to a new company: EOS Srl, founded with the precise aim of reinforcing the brand on the Italian and foreign markets, setting up the necessary organization with new financial support and human resources. The new company is comprised of the Chairman and CEO,...
Beverly Hills Rayyan is a luxury residence compound located in Al Rayyan area, Doha - Qatar that features both villas and apartments. It is consisting of 498 units with around 2,500 residents is enjoying the countless amount of amenities which in turn has made this a full-service residential area....
A seminar at the upcoming 2012 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo will provide attendees with the latest market intelligence on the best US pool markets.
The Group Siebec and its subsidiary Weltico, have moved to their new premises near Grenoble, at Saint-Egrève. Now the company disposes of a surface area of 4,000 m², with 700 m² of office space and 3,300 m² divided equally into a workshop and a storage area. At this particular site, the...
Preformati's patented pool technique with self-supporting walls without buttresses proved to be particularly suitable for restructuring the thermal centre of Pejo.
UK photometer specialist Palintest has supplied a Pooltest 25 Professional Plus photometer for testing the quality of the swimming pool water in the Aquatics Centre at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
Polish water park specialist Pol-Glass has supplied a range of equipment for the newly opened thermal baths in Uniejów, Poland. The water attractions for younger children include children’s pool with a castle, coral fountains and a water bucket – all decorated in an exotic atmosphere and...
The organisers of UK pool and spa trade show Spatex have announced that they now have 20 worldwide media partners secured for the 2013 event, being held on 3–5 February.
During the Piscine 2012 exhibition, you can participate in mini-seminars presented by partners, institutions, experts and also exhibitors, that will help you to take stock of the market and improve your business! The organizers of the exhibition propose two programmes to professionals - one in...
More technical information, greater overview, better quality - all this and more can be found on the revamped, restructured homepage of Peraqua. In addition to a comprehensive presentation of the company’s products, www.peraqua.com now also includes the following highlights: a YouTube video...
Procopi Deutschland has inaugurated in June 2012 a new training and exhibition center in Meißen, Sachsen.
Relilax is the first "beauty farm" in Italy that can boast of a Biodesign creation.
DiGi Project has been chosen by the Unione Italiana Lotta alla Distrofia Muscolare (UILDM) [Italian Union Against Muscular Dystrophy], in agreement with Milan City Council, to equip 19 swimming pools with its pool lifts in 2012. This is recognition of the company’s commitment to finding...
The time is ripe for preparing for the season that starts early September.  Present in the South African market for the last 2 years, the company is developing, in partnership with EARTHECO, a major company in the region that actively campaigns for the protection of wildlife and its environment....
In only its second year, India’s only pool & spa expo has become the industry’s show, confirming its position with an even greater international presence.  The recently concluded 2nd WAVES Expo 2012 continues to expand and advance the industry, whilst helping international companies also...
Just a few weeks before the start of interbad 2012, the European must-attend event for the industries of swimming pools, saunas and spas, almost 500 exhibiting companies are in the starting blocks. For four days they will present new products and trends to visitors from home and abroad and...
Hexagone, leader in France and No. 2 in Europe, certainly won Olympic gold by equipping the London Olympic pool and 4 other pools in the city! The year 2012 has been a record-breaking year for Hexagone with the significant supply contract for all the pools in Paris and the replacement of a number...
The brand Piscine UK, launched by GL events exhibitions and New Events, came to an end for reasons relating to the event focus. A new show developed by New Events and mixing professional and end user visitors will still take place in Birmingham in January however without the involvement of Piscine...
Pool & SPA Exhibition, from 26 to 28 of September, will be dedicated for Pool and SPA industry and show case QPS 2012 new and existing companies & operators, looking for best deals in the domain with an extensive range of equipments, Machineries, accessories, Materials, Architects and Decorations....
Rail event tickets from 79 Euro and perfect infrastructure for trade fair visitors, 130 flight connections within eyeshot of the Stuttgart-based interbad... interbad access is becoming easier for professionals.
Green Pools Conference, Best Practice Award and the Project Village new additions to ME Pool & Spa 2012. In light of steady growth of the regional construction industry, which is estimated to have total projects worth USD 98 billion, the demand for pool and spa products and services will be...