The latest news for pool and spa professionals

As the UK’s number one supplier, Certikin boasts the largest stand at SPATEX 2017 with the promise of lots to see. Featuring a spacious hospitality area, visitors can view 2017’s new products.  Taking centre place will be the fully revamped design of the CalderaSpas Utopia Series Cantabria.
Happy Water Trip for International visitors is going to kick off on 14th May, 2017. Organized by Asia Pool & Spa Expo Committee, Happy Water Trip is a good opportunity to exchange business ideas with local manufacturers and further experience their products directly.
Pedro ARREBOLA has been in charge of the "Pool" business unit since 2009 at RENOLIT Iberica, based in Sant Celoni, north of Barcelona. The production unit and the facilities dedicated to the marketing and sales of all the waterproofing products, roofs, etc., are concentrated on this site, as are...
Celebrating its 21-year anniversary, the three day special edition of the UK’s leading water leisure Show (Tuesday January 31st to Thursday February 2nd) is worth jumping on a plane for.
We took advantage of the Lyon exhibition to meet Sylvia MONFORT, Managing Director of SCP Europe, and take stock of the company's on-going investments in people, logistics and services. The objective: to leverage expertise, both internally and among its resellers, in all swimming pool ranges...
SPATEX will be held from Tuesday January 31st to Thursday February 2nd at the Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The organisers highlight for us ten reasons to attend the 21st anniversary of the Show.
At SPATEX, Golden Coast’s marketing manager will share the social media secrets which have ensured the company’s position as the UK’s biggest independent distributor of wet leisure products to the trade. The company’s marketing manager Aren Grimshaw will lead two free sessions at the Ricoh...
Acquired over 80 years, Steinbach’s experience has enabled it to become a market leader in the manufacture and distribution of equipment, accessories and water treatment for pools.  Ever since then, the company has always given precedence to the values of sustainability, reliability and service...
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) recently honored the organization’s active instructors for their extraordinary performance over the past year. Many individuals and four companies received awards for their commitment to excellence in keeping pools safer and open. The recipients...
The prestigious Ricoh Arena, in centrally located Coventry, is ready and primed to host the UK’s number one wet leisure Exhibition (Tuesday Jan 31st to Thursday Feb 2nd) for the biggest and best event in its 21-year history. Now sold out of Exhibition space, the organizer, Michele Bridle, and...
Almost a year ago, Thierry d’Auzers took over the reins of Everblue, succeeding Samy Bibay. During his first year, he took a number of measures that helped to highlight the original values of this company. The watchwords, for both the Group’s dealers and their clients, became “Excellence”...
FINA is today delighted to announce an extension of its partnership with Myrtha Pools for a further six years, from 2016 to 2021. FINA extended its agreement with Myrtha Pools, a world leader in the supply and installation of swimming pools and related products, at a press conference in the frame...
For over 35 years, Favaretti has been designing and manufacturing pool covers, not only for residential pools, but more specially those for large aquatic infrastructures.  These user-friendly solutions, fully customised, have helped to reduce direct operation costs by 35% per year on an average....
Tüm Plastik, with the brand Nozbart, continues to reinforce its 45th year presence in the sector with new investments. The Company will meet New Year in its new head office located in Kırac – Istanbul.
Piscine Global 2016 has confirmed in November its standing as the benchmark exhibition in the pool and spa sector. Applauded by visitors and exhibitors alike, Piscine Global continues to meet the industry professionals’ expectations and now ranks as THE event they cannot afford to miss. Piscine...
The ForumPiscine organisers are already working hard to bring the event to the Bologna Exhibition Centre halls in 2017. The event will return to its classic settings, that of an International Congress and Trade fair in the customary surroundings of the Bologna Fiere and the Palazzo dei Congressi.
The UK's largest wet leisure Exhibition, SPATEX, invites Pool professionals not to miss its 21st anniversary spectacular - the biggest and best Show in its history - from 31st January to 2nd February!
Tecmark Corp. acquired North Shore Safety GFCI/ELCI (circuit breakers) in September 2016. The first one is specialised in design, development and manufacture of electro-mechanical, electronic controls, and control systems for OEMs and end users for pressure, temperature and time sensing...
The unique test facility comprises five outdoor 8m x 4m 1.2m swimming pool located side by side.
The EuroSpaPoolNews team has been invited in Muurame, in central Finland, at the manufacturer of stoves and saunas cabins, HARVIA. We accompagnied Franck George, Rachel Chambert and Thierry Schneider from the French company ASCOMAT, distributor of Harvia products for 6 years and importer of the...
BISHTA & SPATA come together to promote and celebrate the excellence of their member companies nationwide and overseas. These annual awards highlight the achievements of the wet leisure industry, by showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation and innovation and they provide...
The Swimming Pool market will have its trade fair in Madrid, organised by IFEMA. Tecnova-PISCINAS will hold its first edition from 28 February to 3 March 2017 at Feria de Madrid. The Trade Fair Institution of Madrid's new project sets out to address and respond to market demand for an exhibition...
One of the world-leading specialists in the design and manufacture of Ozone, Ultraviolet and AOP water treatment systems will be marketed under triogen® brand for products, which are precision engineered systems for leisure, aquarium and aquaculture applications.
The 13th Annual World Aquatic HealthTM Conference (WAHC) saw a surge of attendees throughout the two-and-a-half-day conference held in Nashville, Tennessee. The National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ) hosted the successful event at the Sheraton Music City Hotel from October 19-21, 2016.
The manufacturer focuses its communication on the five good reasons to choose the professional Age de l’EAU products: a comprehensive range of products with clear colour codes, a chlorine range free of boric acid, products made in Europe, meeting “Pool standards” that is to say, they are of...
This year, WhatSpa? magazine awarded three Best Buy Awards to Caldera® Spas and three Best Buy Awards to Hot Spring®. The Capitolo, Marino and Cantabria models from Caldera® were the winners in their category. While 3 models from the Hot Spring® brand, EnvoyTM NXT, FlairTM and SX, won prizes...
At the recent Piscine Global Show, which has just ended, new products and innovations of the Pool and Spa industry were highlighted by the exhibitors. Distinctive technological innovations and solutions that meet one or more "sustainable development" criteria have been examined by a jury of...
This year LPW Ceramic Pools opened a new showroom in the vicinity of its 8.000 m² production plant in Flemish Brabant, Belgium. This new experimental showroom allows potential buyers to discover full-size LPW pools via an appointment with their dealer.
SPATEX, the UK’s leading wet leisure Exhibitions returns in 2017 and in line with all the European Shows, is moving to a mid-week slot. Returning to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena and celebrating its 21st Anniversary, the Show promises a large line-up of wet leisure exhibitors from home and abroad.
Following the acquisition of the Spanish manufacturing company, Kripsol, by Hayward Industries, we met Richard LACHANCE, International Vice President in charge of Europe, who answered our questions. Why did you buy Kripsol?
The 50th interbad has drawn to a successful close in Stuttgart. The exhibitors, visitors and organisers all agree: The trade fair for swimming pools, saunas and spas was an absolute success. On an exhibition area spanning over 35,000 square metres, 437 exhibitors presented new products, practical...
AQUA ITALY announces the transfer of the representation rights of its products for the swimming pool market in France to the company AQUA FRANCE, represented by Michael SPURGIN. This rapprochement will allow AQUA ITALY to focus on its industrial development activities by entrusting the marketing...
The flocculent business and the FLOVIL brand marketed by Weltico, has been taken over since the month of May by CRISTALIS, a newly created company headed by David Hamouni. His goal: to continue the development and follow-up of a range that is among the well-known brands in its field in the pool...
From November 2016, the brand "PISCINE GLOBAL" is the new common name for the entire network of international exhibitions of the pool and wellness sector organized by GL events Exhibitions (Piscine Global Lyon). A change with a view to giving these events greater visibility and a stronger appeal.
bsw-infotage is an industry event with a long tradition. It began as an industry get-together away from the international trade fairs with the focus on people rather than products - a venue where attendees would have time to exchange ideas and chat to business partners and customers in a relaxed...
POOL TECHNOLOGIE turns 25 this year at the Piscine Global exhibition and fully intends to celebrate this with its customers and with the industry professionals from around the world! This event gives it the opportunity to present its entire range and its new products for the coming season, the...
With the Piscine Global exhibition, organised by GL EVENTS from the 15th to 18th November in Lyon, just a few days away, Noémi PETIT, Director of the show, talks to us about this new edition.
The Riiot Labs company markets 'blue by Riiot', their smart pool analyser, available as a world first at the Piscine Global 2016 expo. It’s the first floating connected object dedicated to pool maintenance. Autonomous, discrete, and intelligent, it continuously analyses the water quality of your...
In 2017, celebrating 90-years, BAYROL reaffirms its position among the leaders in the market for pool water treatments, giving a new momentum to the chlorine tablet market. The brand thereby intends to better satisfy the needs of its clients, distributors and end customers.
In order to unite its various sites and services around a strong image of the company, Clement CHAPATON, Chairman of Annonay Productions France, wished to give the company a new logo that reflected its reputation and status. The result was a new graphical identity with pure lines, modern and...
After closing their doors on the 2016 event on Tuesday afternoon, the team behind Hot Tub Living Expo has received good feedback from exhibitors on the quality of the customers attending the event.  
Created in 1979, the international Piscine Global exhibition has grown into a leading global trade fair for pool and spa professionals, bringing together more than 550 exhibiters during its last edition in 2014 and presenting more than 1,000 brands. Constructors, distributors, promoters, private...
This equity holding will allow MESLPRING INTERNATIONAL BV to strengthen its presence in southern Europe and stimulate growth in this strategic region. MELSPRING produces and markets a full range of chemicals for private and public pools (wintering, inorganic and organic chlorine compounds,...
Asia Pool & Spa Expo 2017(formerly Sauna, Spa Pool China) is scheduled to be held in PWTC Expo. Guangzhou, China from 12th May to 14th May, 2017, which is a must attend trade fair for swimming pools, spas and saunas industry professional.
For the first time in its history, the swimming competitions and the finals of the Olympic Games were conducted in Myrtha pools. Myrtha Pools, Italy, was entrusted with their construction, thanks to its savoir-faire and the proficiency it has acquired over the last 50 years.
With over 90 confirmed exhibitors (at the time of going to press) and over three months to go before the Show opens, the SPATEX team is confident of an early sell-out. 
The Northeast Spa & Pool Association inducted its 2016-2017 Board of Directors at the Association’s Annual Membership Meeting on September 20th in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
The World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC), the leading educational and scientific conference in the aquatics industry, will be in Nashville, Tennessee from October 19-21, 2016. The 13th Annual WAHC will unite a cornucopia of aquatic leaders, researchers, manufacturers, operators, managers, and...
Polimpianti, company founded in 1975, has invested significant resources end effort to develop tools and innovative techniques for the operation and maintenance of swimming pools, offering professional products to the market with state-of-the-art technology.
Launched in 2007, the International Exhibition Aqua Salon: Wellness & SPA. Pool and Sauna, devoted to design and construction of swimming pools, saunas, spas and wellness centers, has proven to be one of the most successful projects in the aqua industry in Russia.
T&A invests in the future with new products and a further automation of the production process. In 2015 T&A launched its new “Premium Clean Profile”, impact resistant, with many advantages for the end-user and unique selling points for the dealer. This new 4-chamber profile, of 67,5 x 16,5mm,...
Within a 2 days training course at the Peraqua head office, Peraqua & Praher Plastics Austria have introduced to their PERAQUA & PERAPLAS sales teams all innovations for the coming season 2017. It is a very wide range of new WIFI controlled pool control systems, which will be introduced to the...
Since the Hydrofloors® brand was taken over in 2014, many changes have taken place that reflect the phenomenal growth and future prospects of the company. The latest is the new name, Twinscape and new tagline, "Reinvent the art of space".
The Standards and training set by the British and Irish Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) are arguably one of the best in the world. As their strapline logo highlights, the association's foremost focus is to ‘Promote Safe Hot Tub Standards’ providing consumers with a clear route to buy with...
Change in living habits: after the kitchen bathrooms, saunas and spas are now increasingly becoming the focal point of private life. Partition walls are coming down and transitions are becoming blurred. Some people, for example the Berlin architect Arno Brandlhuber, are abandoning the traditional...
SPECK Pumpen, a leading, international manufacturer of high quality pumps and counter swim units with production sites in Germany, Spain, South Africa, the USA and Australia is expanding to France. For over 100 years the SPECK brand has stood for innovative, customer-orientated and industry...
Whatever your personal views about the recent EU Referendum result, our industry will continue to want to benefit from the hard work already undertaken at home and abroad to ensure that there are suitable standards that are applicable for commercial and domestic swimming pools, spas and wellness...
Holger Fritzsche is the new sales manager at Schmalenberger.  He will be responsible for sales, strategy and planning for the areas of “Systems for swimming pool technology” and “Industrial pumps” The 49-year-old takes over as of 1 September, from Andreas Wagner who has opted for a new...
The boards of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) have hired AH, a leading professional services firm located in Mount Laurel, NJ and Washington, D.C., to lead the unification process for the two aquatic organizations.
After years of slowdown - economic crisis, low morale, capricious weather - the pool construction market is picking up again. The heat wave in the summer of 2015 prompted numerous requests that led to purchase orders in the months of September and October.  Add a very mild winter to the mix, and...
This luxury Spa in Nottinghamshire, England, has made a saving of 35 per cent on electricity costs for its hot tubs by installing Heatsavr, the original liquid pool cover. The spa has two, 10-person outdoor hot tubs and an indoor salt water vitality pool. Technical manager Andrew Nevard is...
The Rio Olympics Swim Start Blocks incorporate the Moveable Track Start System that assists swimmers with faster reaction times. Anti Wave has invented Track Starts in Australia in 1998. International Patents were awarded to Anti Wave in 2002.
Most theorists agree that well-being arises from the interaction of many physical and emotional factors – the overall atmosphere has to be right. The modern wellness idea therefore also recognises architecture, green areas, lighting and acoustics.
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, the benchmark event for the swimming pool and wellness industry in Spain and one of the biggest events in Europe in its specialist area, is preparing its next edition which will be held on 17-20 October 2017 with the aim of growing by 10% in terms of both exhibitor...
SIBO is a leading company in swimming pools and aquatic installations with a major presence in the field of distribution in the Benelux countries and Germany. Fluidra has acquired 70% of the company in two payments. At the time of signing the deal, 5.7 million euros were paid, with the remaining...
For the opening ceremony of the new COMPASS CERAMIC POOLS factory we met Miro RUZIAK, Commercial Director and shareholder of the company. About 200 people from a dozen countries, European and others, came to the opening ceremony of the new COMPASS CERAMIC POOLS factory on June 2 last year in...
Fluidra strengthens its presence in Australia and South Africa following the move to its new facilities. These investments respond to the need to adapt to growing demand. The new worksites will enable the company to increase its production capacity, in line with the road map for the Strategic Plan...
ELIZABETH, NJ (July 25, 2016) — Hayward Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial pool equipment, has announced it has acquired Kripsol Group, headquartered in Yuncos, Spain.
SPATEX 2017 announces the launch of its new website celebrating its 21st anniversary edition. At a glance : the latest news button, including exhibitor's news, now features more prominently on the Home Page.
The spa market in the Middle East and Africa is valued at AED 11 billion this year (US $3 billion), according to a new report. The leisure market report prepared by Euromonitor International ahead of The Leisure Show 2016 and Piscine Middle East 2016 reveals that the UAE shares over 14% of this...
GL Events, the organizer of Piscine Asia Exhibition, one of the three major international exhibitions of PISCINE OPEN network, announced the postponement of the Singaporean show in 2017.
BOMBAS PSH are specialists in the manufacture of pumps for swimming pools. They provide solutions for commercial swimming pools, sports facilities, water parks and spas as well as domestic pools.
At the heart of the Ocea International research, design and delivery team is Stefaan Spitaels who, from an engineering and production to delivery background, joined Ocea in 2008 as sales and after sales manager and was confirmed as sales director, last year.
2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: for swimming competitions, Myrtha Pools has designed and is installing 18 pools intended for training, competition and post-race recovery. Two 50x25m newly built swimming pools have been installed within Estádio Olímpico de Esportes Aquáticos for training...
Buoyed by the success of Piscine Global, the flagship exhibition in the pool and spa industry, GL events Exhibitions has been developing the Piscine OPEN network since 2008 to help the professionals grow their export business. Piscine OPEN, it's: Piscine Global in Lyon, Piscine Middle East in...
Not only the name has changed, but some features will take place for the 2016 edition of the Wet Leisure Industry's Show! Returning back to The NEC the show will run over 2 full days – 24th and 25th October, plus the new introduction of the Exclusive VIP Preview Evening on 23rd October for a...
An area dedicated to Softub has just opened its doors in Wijnegem in a brand new modern and clear space, on the first floor of the Noppe Zwembaden extended showroom, facing the shopping center.
The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) unveiled a new logo and announced organizational changes at its 15th Annual Education Conference in Mesa, AZ, March 29 - April 1, 2016. Depicting four distinctly colored people linking arms around a body of water, the logo captures the new mission...
After 35 years in existence, Piscine Global has become the largest gathering of professionals in the pool and spa sector. This year, it will open its doors from 15 to 18 November at Lyon-EUREXPO to nearly 600 exhibitors and 18,000 visitors and will present a comprehensive offering in the fi elds...
After a successful show in 2016, SPATEX 2017 is gearing up to enter its 21st edition. With OVER 65 per cent of available exhibition stand space SOLD in just five weeks, all the indications are that SPATEX 2017 is going to be again a success for the Industry.   
First launched at the 2016 Pool & Spa Show in Atlantic City in January, The Pool & Spa Industry Survey was distributed to industry professionals throughout the greater northeast in early 2016. Participation was limited to business owners and executive staff and respondents were asked to...
The Engineer Roland Hintersonnleitner joined the Peraqua Austria & Export Sales Team in February 2016. He is responsible for the technical sales, the training and the marketing in several parts of Austria and Southern Europe. 
Every summer the popularity of recreation in water grows, but with this, the risks to safety grow too. On average, more than 400 people drown in the UK each year, nearly 60% of these are children and young people. ‘Swimming’ as an activity accounts for an average of 60 people out of the 400...
A new outlet of CPA, the Italian manufacturer of industrial components for building public and private pools, was inaugurated on 1st April. The Piedmont company has built a reputation, particularly for its polystyrene foam structures that combine foam and concrete, Aquaform pools, its equipment...
The German and international pool and bath industry will look to the future with optimism at the 50th interbad in Stuttgart (27 to 30 September 2016) - and will look back with pleasure over 50 successful years of the trade fair.
On 1st of March, SCP Pool Portugal celebrated the opening of its new warehouse, a new surface of 4,000 m², in Rio de Mouro. The company presented to its clients, with guided tours, all the new services and equipment.
Perhaps you already noticed: the Pentair website has undergone a thorough makeover. First of all, it looks brighter and lighter, with lots of white, more open spaces and more moving features. But the most important change has to do with the way the information is organised. The starting point is...
This year SCP received in its Road Show about 300 people, including suppliers and customers, to some in Lisbon on 1st March and to others in Porto, on 3rd March.  
The boards of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) met last week and agreed in principle to merge the two organizations. Both boards believe that the merge will better support the present and future needs of the aquatics industry.
Myrtha Pools has been entrusted with the mission of building 17 pools designed to accommodate aquatic events at the Rio Olympics this year.  Additionally, the company is currently constructing three more temporary 25-meter pools, earmarked for training at the "Parque dos Atletas".  
Put away your cardboard display stands! This POS tool takes you to the very heart of the product. Our journalist tried it out. Impressive! Just imagine it: a customer expresses an interest in heat pumps. You hand them a small headset, they put it on and….they’re off on an extraordinary voyage...
On February 26th, SCP Germany welcomed 80 customers for their SCP Academy which was held at the historical "Schieβhaus" hall in Weimar. On this occasion, the 80 participants from 50 different Companies have discovered the products of the exhibiting Partner Vendors for the new season.  
The world’s largest manufacturer of hot tubs and maker of Endless Pools® aquatic fitness products, Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, has rebranded itself as Watkins Wellness, with a new logo and tagline, “Feel Good. Live Well.” The Watkins Wellness mission is to deliver wellness solutions...
The 27th edition of the Piscine GLOBAL exhibition is announced from 15 to 18 November 2016, at Lyon Eurexpo and expects the presence of nearly 600 exhibitors and 18 000 visitors! Joint interview of Noemi Petit, Director of this global event for the profession, and Gilles Mouchiroud, President of...
Once again during the last week of January, the Pool & Spa Industry descended on Atlantic City for the Annual Pool & Spa Show.  This year marked the 35th Anniversary of the Show. Attendees took part in the multi-day education conference and hit the Show Floor to visit with over 400 exhibitors...
A familiar face is joining Certikin’s mobile sales executive team, which plays an important role in enhancing and supporting links with the company’s office based teams in Oxfordshire and Certikin North in Leeds. Customers in the South West, Wales and the Channel Islands will shortly see...
The only Swimming pool and spa tradeshow in the Asian region will take place on 5th and 6th October 2016 in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands. This exhibition is part of the Piscine OPEN Network including 4 pool and spa international and professional key appointments. 
It is with pleasure that Pollet Pool Group announces its takeover of the Dutch company, Aquadeck. Since 1999, Aquadeck has been manufacturing its own slatted pool covers, made with the greatest care. Its use of high quality materials and their many potential applications, have gradually made its...
The UK Pool & Spa Expo team are excited to introduce you to the re-branded Hot Tub Living Expo in 2016 on 24th & 25th October. The UK event for the world of wet leisure.
The 14th annual National Drowning Prevention Alliance Educational Conference in Phoenix/Mesa March 29 - April 1, 2016 is a unique opportunity for organizations and individuals interested in drowning prevention to come together.