The latest news for pool and spa professionals

“Proud to welcome the actors of a healthy and dynamic industry!” This year’s Piscina & Wellness Barcelona is now here, and I am pleased to have the honour of chairing the event.
Hayward are proud to announce the appointment of Jon Lopez Inchaurbe as Managing Director for Europe. Starting in July 2017, he is in charge of Hayward Pool Europe, Kripsol and Sugar Valley.
EuroSpaPoolNews and its whole team look forward to welcoming you on its booth D147 - Hall 2 at Piscina & Wellness - Barcelona, from 17th to 20th October, 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...
The SPATEX team will be out and about at Piscina in Barcelona on all four days of the Show and look forward to meeting you. With over a hundred high quality wet leisure exhibitors representing all commercial and domestic sectors and a double seminar and workshop programme, featuring a host of...
Always on the lookout for new trends, this year, EuroSpaPoolNews has decided to sponsor an exhibition of connected objects that use the Internet Of Things. Although many of you may already be familiar with the concept, EuroSpaPoolNews, with a constant desire to enlighten you on major innovations...
The company was founded in 1967 and is manufacturing premium swimming pool equipment with about 70% export to 70 countries. Since 2012, the Pahlen family has reacquired 100% of the company.
Melspring, the Dutch manufacturer and distributor of water treatment products for swimming pools has obtained approvals for the Spanish and Portuguese markets.
At Golden Coast’s Barnstaple headquarters, the sales team has been expanded to strengthen the support available and help customers to grow and prosper in their businesses.
Le JUSTE LIEN  Special GERMANY, specially published for aquanale of Colonia from 7th to 10th of November 2017, is in preparation.
There are 121,070 swimming pools in Spain for public and community use, with an average age of 17 years old, according to a study conducted by Piscina & Wellness Barcelona and the Spanish Association of Swimming Pool Professionals (ASOFAP). The need for maintenance, renovation or comprehensive...
Hayward is expanding its sales team in Germany with two new recruits. Robert Molyneux and Olivier Fruehwald will be working alongside Marion Latrèche, Sales Manager for this area. This reinforcement is motivated by the company’s stated ambitions, namely: to increase the presence of the brand on...
As is its wont every year, CCEI will take advantage of the European trade fairs to present its latest innovations for the upcoming season. At the end of the year, new products will be unveiled at the Piscina & Wellness exhibition in Barcelona from October 17th to 20th, and at the aquanale in...
We are delighted to announce that NewComex, which controls 100% of the Procopi Group, has been sold on 18th September 2017  to the Austrian company FIBA, based in Mondsee.
DLW delifol is part of DLW Flooring GmbH, a floor-covering manufacturer since 1882. Its head office and production units are ideally located in the heart of Europe, near Stuttgart in Germany.
The arena for the swimming event in Japan during the 72nd National Athletic Meet was a temporary pool “made in Italy“, designed by Myrtha Pools. This annual event, held from September 10 to 17, involved athletes of all ages and took place in Ehime Prefecture, one of the southernmost parts of...
PoolCover are extremely dedicated in supporting the challenges of acquiring qualified swimming teachers in the UK and Ireland, and are the foremost technology-led platform doing so. They are passionate about supplying the best candidates to fulfill these invaluable teaching roles - learning to...
The first call for entries for the Wellness Spa Experience Awards was a complete success, with 57 candidacies received in the following categories: Health resorts, thalassotherapy centres, spas and thermal or wellness technique.
The PENTAIR Academy offers to the pool professionals (PIP members) to join training sessions to learn the latest developments in automation systems, pumps, heaters, lighting, filtration,... The training days are hapening in diferent countries in Europe, parts of the PENTAIR Academy Training Tour!
aquanale, the International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience, is further consolidating its position as the industry’s leading international platform. The event has already almost matched the very good result of the previous event in terms of exhibitor participation, announced Katharina C....
The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia (SPASA Australia) has acquired the SPLASH! brand from The Intermedia Group (TIG) and Interpoint Events (IE). The acquisition by Australia’s peak swimming pool and spa industry body will take effect immediately. It includes both SPLASH! magazine...
Twelve months ago, SPATA publicised the excellent service that its members were able to benefit from, having access to 25 standards as part of British Standards Online (BSOL). Following positive feedback from members, the SPATA National Council has extended the BSOL service for a second year!
Innovation and excellence in Australian manufacturing, along with outstanding business acumen were recognized today with the announcement that Brisbane based Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) has won four Stevie International Business Awards (Stevie IBAs). Led by CEO, Elena Gosse, AIS...
Last month Michele Ravizza of Eurospapoolnews visited the new Maytronics factory in Dalton. Here below an Interview with Sharon Goldenberg and Juri Katz.
Pleatco, LLC, a leader in pool and spa filtration products, and longtime co-sponsor GENESIS/National Swimming Pool Foundation®, today announce the launch of the 2017 search for the best of the best pool and spa service technicians across the country, and extending as far as Canada and Europe.
Health, urbanisation, environmentalism, digitisation and individuality - these megatrends are not just changing society, they are also influencing the swimming pool and wellness sector. Extravagance and ostentation are in the past; purism is now the buzzword. The advantages of digitisation are...
Fluidra has acquired an 80% shareholding of the Belgium start-up Riiot Labs, the creator of an innovative piece of remote control technology for pool maintenance from any mobile device.
After a year of working together on the supply of filters and pumps under the co-brand Piscine Laghetto powered by AstralPool, Fluidra has acquired 90% of Piscine Laghetto. The Italian manufacturer, with more than 40 years of experience, is internationally renowned for its designer upscale...
Registration is open for the 2017 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo™, which returns to the Orlando, FL, for the first time since 2014. The exposition, sponsored by The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, will be held November 1-3, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center. Pre-show...
Organized by the LMCG - Swimming Branch (Zwembadbranche), the Swimming Pool Industry Day will be held on 11th October in Utrecht in the Netherlands, at DeFabrique. This show, which has now become a regular event, will promote the gathering and sharing of knowledge around new products and the...
Pleatco is pleased to announce and welcome Scott Gleason as the new Vice President Business Development. Mr. Gleason will play a pivotal role in the development and implementation of business plans to support the continued growth and success of Pleatco, a leading manufacturer of pool and spa...
On the 12th and 13th September UK European trade delegates will converge on the NEC for a focussed event exploring the business of wellness and fitness. BP: Fitness Trade Show will focus on delivering an extensive exhibition with over 100 innovative brands that offer solutions to various markets,...
Industry professionals from across the sporting, leisure and amenity landscapes will once again descend on the Koeln Messe this November for the biannual FSB conference and exhibition, featuring swimming sector-specific event, aquanale, as well as the IAKS Congress and the IOC/IAKS Awards.
Pool Systems Pty Ltd (Pool Systems) announces the acquisition of Newline Pool Products (Newline) with effect from 3 July 2017. The acquisition continues Pool Systems strategic growth in the wholesale distribution of pool supplies in Australia.
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona continues to grow thanks to its commitment to innovation and international business, while reflecting the upturn in a sector which has consolidated the recovery that began in 2015. At its next edition on 17-20 October at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via exhibition centre,...
Coast Spas’ Executive Vice President of Operations, Jatinder Sidhu (JT), has been appointed to the US Technical Advisory Group (USTAG for IEC/TC61) representing the Hot Tub Industry Globally in overseeing standards for consumer goods, specifically relating to Hot Tubs and Spas.
Comments by Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH: "We have divided today’s press conference into two sessions. In the first session, we are focusing our attentions on the FSB themes on public spaces (amenity areas, sport, exercise) under the title "Exercise-promoting...
Newton Abbot pool specialists, Westcountry Leisure, struck gold at the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards 2017, hosted by BISHTA and SPATA, with this magnificent pool in Devon. Built on the side of the cliff overlooking a bay in the Salcombe estuary, the pool is fully loaded with Certikin and Calorex...
Aiming to offer a great diversity, and maintaining the recognized quality of its liners, Linov launches the Vonil Flex brand. From now on the liners and the reinforced liner traded by Linov, are now known as Vonil Flex.
Industry leader adds leading swim spa company to its portfolio. Jacuzzi Brands LLC today announced the completion of the acquisition of Hydropool Hot Tubs and Swim Spas (Hydropool). Hydropool is a leading, global manufacturer and seller of swim spas and hot tubs. Terms were not disclosed.
BISHTA is delighted to announce that the European standard being developed for Domestic Spas and Hot Tubs is now available for public consultation! The number of the standard is prEN 17125 (and the pr in front of the numbers and letters denotes it is a draft)!
Waterplay Solutions Corp., worldwide provider of aquatic play solutions, has welcomed Melinda Pearson as the organization’s newest Business Development Manager. In this strategic leadership role Pearson will help guide Waterplay’s continued growth across key aquatic markets in the United...
Hayward announces acquisition by CCMP Capital Advisors, LP and MSD Partners, L.P. announced on June 15 that a partnership led by CCMP Capital Advisors, LP and MSD Partners, L.P. and including Alberta Investment Management Corporation, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hayward....
SPATEX 2018 gets off to a flying start with the rebooking of 2018 exhibition stand space a very impressive 36 per cent up on this time last year!  SPATEX Organiser, Michele Bridle says:  “The team is delighted! Such strong sales reflect the quality of this year’s Show and the confidence the...
Langley Leisure Centre in Berkshire is the first leisure centre in the UK to use an optimised low energy UV system to treat water for its 25-metre indoor heated pool. The Hanovia SwimLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) system is helping to provide high quality water that reduces corrosion and...
After several sluggish years, the Spanish pool market is back on track and offers good prospects for the coming seasons, especially in renovation.  Distributed in Spain over 20 years, CCEI is focusing on the second European swimming pool market by creating a subsidiary in Madrid.
Pleatco welcomes Michael Spurgin as independent Sales Representative for the European market. Mr. Spurgin will be responsible for Sales leadership throughout Europe, and will be instrumental in driving the brand and product sales, as well as international strategic planning and implementation for...
As demand for Alukov pool, spa, terraces, verandas' enclosures is rising, a new factory building opened last week in Hungary. "This almost doubles the manufacturing area of the Hungarian plant. It means extra 2000 m² and around 30 new job positions", says Aladar Bödök, coowner of the factory.
A new survey reveals that there may be more in the pool than just water... The survey, conducted on behalf of the Water Quality and Health Council, found that 1 in 4 adults (25 percent) would swim within one hour of having diarrhea, half of adults (52 percent) seldom or never shower before...
On 23 May, the Franco-Czech Chamber of Commerce organized a meeting in Prague between the Czech manufacturer of swimming pool enclosures and verandas, and the French companies representing the brand in France. The objective of this event was to strengthen the cooperation between the companies of...
The World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will provide multiple opportunities for industry leaders to network and learn. Scheduled from October 18-20, 2017, at the Omni Interlocken Hotel, near Denver, CO, the 14th Annual WAHC provides industry leaders, such as health officials, researchers,...
With the aim of fostering innovation, the Piscina & Wellness Barcelona trade fair is convening some new awards, such as the first Wellness Spa Experience Awards to distinguish the most outstanding facilities specialising in the therapeutic use of water. Another new event is the Architecture...
Pools of South Americans Games 2018 will be made in Italy. Cochabamba will be the first Bolivian city able to boast 2 new Myrtha pools, designed with the same technology as Beijing Olympic Games 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and for the FINA World Championship.
Hot Tub Living Expo will open its doors again the 12th and 13th of September 2017 to take place in Hall 1 of the NEC of Birmingham. The 2017 edition of the exhibition will be co-located with a well-established leisure event and form the Wet Leisure sector of Leisure Industry Week.
To support their members and the wider wet leisure industry, BISHTA and SPATA work together to ensure that they are represented across Europe. Reporting on the latest updates on European standards, there are proposed revisions to some of the standards for domestic pool construction and...
The fourth edition of Piscine Global Asia was held from 5-6 April 2017 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The show welcomed 96 exhibitors and brands from 18 countries, and 919 attendees across the two days from 28 countries. Visitors included pool construction and installation professionals, pool...
Water Safety USA, a consortium of 14 national governmental and non-governmental organizations, announces the 2017 water safety message: “Designate a water watcher—supervision could save a life.”
Pool Corporation (NASDAQ/GSM: POOL) has announced that it has acquired the assets of Lincoln Aquatics, a leading national distributor of equipment and supplies to commercial and institutional swimming pool customers, effective April 28, 2017. Lincoln operates two sales and distribution centers...
Gone are the days when you had to be satisfied with standard electric sauna settings, now you can enjoy the warmth and humidity adjusted to your personal comfort. Helo’s BWT technology makes the sauna heater truly adjustable, while saving you energy at the same time.
Pentair, a global leader in sustainable water solutions, announced that it acquired the business of Zenius SAS. Headquartered in Carros, France, Zenius is a leading provider of automated and connected solutions to control filtration, water quality, sanitization and heating of residential and...
Opening in April 2018, Park of Poland's first phase will showcase a variety of Polin's signature waterslides in a glass-enclosed water park.  
BAYROL Deutschland GmbH, headquartered in Planegg, Germany has acquired the “PoolCare” division of HARKE PackServ GmbH, located in Mülheim Germany. HARKE PoolCare provides professional, customized services in the field of swimming pool sanitization and boasts an extensive range of pool care...
More than 330 travelers representing the Watkins Wellness™ family of brands traveled to Hawaii in February to celebrate their success and achievements over the past year. The trip was the finale of the 2016 Watkins Wellness Incentive Program, which rewards dealers who excel in the industry and...
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), has recommendations to improve water and air quality by reducing urine in pools. A few small changes by coaches, parents, and facility managers can prevent pee in the pool. After all, the swimmers, parents and coaches have the most to gain since...
For over 20 years Ocea has been recognised for the quality of its customized systems and its wide range of colours. For over 15 years now the company has been extruding its PVC and Polycarbonate slats not only for making its own slatted covers, but also for other manufacturers who use these 60 mm...
This summer Budapest, one of the most charming cities along the Danube River, will be the swimming capital, hosting the most important swimming event. Almost one year after the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, the FINA Swimming World Championships 2017 will take place from July 14 to 30 in Katinka...
Andalusia, Catalonia and Valencia are the autonomous communities with the largest number of communal swimming pools.
The upcoming Asia Pool & Spa Expo 2017 is to be held in Guangzhou, China from 12-14, May. As Asian leading industry trade show, more International exhibitors take part in Asia Pool & Spa Expo 2017 this year. In addition to the regular supporters like Pentair, Hayward, Aquarine, etc., below are...
After an enormous 25% growth in 2016, Hydropool Inc, the leading Canadian spas and swimspas manufacturer goes one step further and imposes their position of leader in Europe!
Aquanale, the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience will open its doors from 7 to 10 November 2017 for its new edition. The exhibition is already recording very good levels of registrations. In comparison to the same point in the run-up to the previous edition, not only are...
Anti Wave Equipment has been selected for the 2017 South East Asian Games to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Anti Wave has more than 45 years of experience in equipping top performance aquatic centres around the world, among them and lanes and equipment during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich...
The third edition of Piscine Global Asia will take place from 5 to 6 April 2017 in Singapore. This is a key opportunity to discover the latest swimming pool and wellness trends, but also to take benefit of all the experts’ knowledge.
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals announces the creation of an advocacy coalition to protect staffing for commercial pools across the nation. Named after the J-1 Summer Work Travel Program, the APSP J-1 Coalition is comprised of member companies whose livelihood are dependent on staffing...
In 2017, PROCOPI UK’s professional customers benefit from a larger range of products, with 3 times more products dedicated to the English market. PROCOPI thus covers the whole range of products for private swimming pools, public swimming pools and spas.
February 20, 2017 - (Pittsburgh, PA) - The 16th annual National Drowning Prevention Alliance Educational Conference will take place at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh April 10 - 14. The annual event, themed "The Next Generation of Water Safety", brings together organizations and...
It is THE big issue of the first semester, and the last one to be published before THE season! A special edition dedicated to NEW POOL AND SPA PRODUCTS, printed in 8,000 copies will be sent to professionals across Europe in April. Contact us quickly to appear in this issue...
Peraqua Austria & Diasa Spain have successfully participated at the 1st Tecnova – Piscinas in Madrid from February 28th – March 3th.
New Gecko Depot Europe online store is for the exclusive use of spa and hot tub manufacturers, distributors, dealers and technicians located in European countries. They designed our store to make it easy to find, order and get the Gecko control systems, keypads, pumps, accessories or parts they...
Winners of the 2017 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards have been revealed at the industry gala evening, held during SPATEX at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (on 31st January 2017) with a guest appearance from British Paralympian Swimmer, Ellie Simmonds OBE. Who presented a number of awards and received a...
Waterplay® celebrates its 30th anniversary this year! In 1987 Waterplay’s founders helped pioneer an aquatic play industry of sprays and splashes with their mission to spread the joy of water to people and communities. Over the past three decades Waterplay has shaped thousands of play spaces...
The global water leisure community recently converged on the UK’s Ricoh Arena in Coventry for a bumper 21st anniversary edition of SPATEX 2017. With an action packed three day Show, including a lively networking ‘coming of age’ party, it proved a trip well worth taking.
Each year, EUSA holds an awards ceremony to celebrate the amazing work of the National Association members. These events are usually held during the different European pool and spa exhibitions. The EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations) 2016 awards was held at Forum Piscine...
The opening of the new Dartmouth Indoor Swimming Pool next month comes after many years of hard fund raising by the local community. For installers, Westcountry Leisure the new OC-1 filtration system, with its promise of reduced energy consumption and much-increased efficiency,  was a natural...
MELSPRING produces a full range of chemicals for pools and markets them in 27 countries under the Melpool, POOL POWER and JardiPOOL brands. The company, which is now 80 years old, is an offshoot of the Dutch company Melchemie, one of the leaders in pool treatment products in Europe.  For the last...
Ahead of SPATEX 2017, BSPF Managing Director Chris Hayes gives Eurospapoolnews readers some thoughts on the UK wet leisure sector and explains it is performing well, despite a number of uncertainties. In the UK, the market for pools, spas, hot tubs, sauna, steam, wellness and associated wet...
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona is preparing its next edition, which will take place in Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via area from 17 to 20 October 2017, with a good outlook for growth in line with the revival in demand in the Spanish market. With 10 months to go, the show has already reserved 70% of its...
Through its engineering division, Fluidra Engineering Services, Fluidra has been entrusted with designing, supplying and installing the Olympic competition pool and the training pool for the 29th Summer Universiade, the World University Games to be held in Taipei.
Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 April 2017! For the third time, the leading Asian swimming pool & spa event is coming back to Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre and changes its name and visual identity! With a comprehensive and qualitative offer, the exhibitors will include...
Darlly Europe announced the appointment of Dorsan Filtración, S.L as their new distributor of replacement pool and spa cartridges in Spain. Gil Gingell (Darlly Europe) said of this relationship: “We are delighted to be entering into this arrangement with Dorsan Filtración, which have a rich...
When the Alan Shearer Activity Centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne approached pool specialist, Whitewaters Ltd, to replace an old hydro pool with something bigger and better, they turned to Certikin and, in particular, their trailblazing new filter media – OC-1.
Choose your pool without getting wet is now possible for the future customers of LPW Ceramic Pools, with their new virtual showroom! The Belgian manufacturer of monoshell swimming pools will showcase it on its stand at the Batibouw exhibition.
The fourteenth annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC), will be held October 18-20, 2017, at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Denver, Colorado. The WAHC is an extraordinary educational conference where aquatic industry professionals discuss, learn, and network with like-minded people.
This Spanish publication targets the 2nd largest pool market in Europe, the fourth largest in the world (1.6 million pools). A market that is experiencing a tenacious recovery now, both in construction and renovation. In fact, as confidence returns among consumers, innovation is finding its...
In Europe, more and more showrooms are dedicated to hot tubs, along the lines of what has been done in the United States for decades. To outfit and furnish these new stores, we already know the traditional POS presentation displays for treatment products (Bayrol with Spatime, Arch Water with...
At the end of January 2017, Peraqua Austria hosted a comprehensive training seminar for its customers at its headquarters in Austria. Here the multiple technical advantages, as well as the assembly, connections and programming of the new "Loxone Aquastar Air Pool Control" were presented.
After 32 years' service Ben Studdy, Commercial Director is leaving Certikin International to pursue a new career path. He has been thinking about this for some time and has decided that now is the time to take the initiative. His last day with us is 30th January.
This allows them to confirm they are the Europe’s number one selling filter cartridge for pool and spa. Darlly has increased its stock levels to over 40,000 filters to meet demands. The manufacturer states its core values as being: “Better Filters: The quality of our product has worldwide...
The BSPF brings together in one organisation the UK bodies representing contractors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers of swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and associated equipment. Having a unified voice for the wet leisure industry allows better dialogue with national...
Le Juste LIEN Special UK has just been published: you can read it online in pdf version or ask for it to our hostesses on SPATEX Show where it is distributed for free!
SPATEX 2017 is the UK Show Europe has been waiting for! Celebrating its 21-year anniversary, we’d like to warmly welcome our home and international visitors to the Coventry’s Ricoh Arena for this spectacular edition, from Tuesday January 31st to Thursday February 2nd. “The Show has really...
What are the most important trends in the industry? How do your competitors advertise? What is the largest area of growth in the market? What are the industry’s business expectations for the coming year? The answers to all these questions, and many others, can be found in the annual Wet Leisure...