The latest news for pool and spa professionals

During Piscine Global, in Lyon from 15 to 18 November, FITT Group and its Monaco subsidiary introduced the latest stage in the transition process of the brand, which will, for all intents and purposes, change from the Interplast-FITT dual brand promoted in 2018 to FITT.
The traditional EUSA Awards ceremony took place this year at the Piscine Global Europe trade show. The most beautiful swimming pools and spas of 2022 were rewarded with a gold, silver or bronze trophy on November 15 in the Pool Arena.
The Pool Design Awards competition has been open to swimming pool architects, designers and builders since 2014, when it was created. During Piscine Global Europe exhibition, the 3 best projects are elected by a jury of professionals from the sector.
A forerunner in pool and garden technologies, the Chinese company continues to innovate with its latest pool heat pump. Throughout the Piscine Global Europe 2022 exhibition, the Pool Studio of EuroSpaPoolNews welcomes various players in the pool industry. 
Pool Technologie continues its global expansion with the announcement of a partnership with Moov Sales Agency, a Canadian design, normalization and distribution company for pool products in North America under the brand name Moov Pool Products.
Unchanged for the past 6 years, the tax-inclusive public sales prices of Toucan products are changing in order to compensate for the major price increases that are impacting the production chain.
The years go by but they are not the same for the European leader in pool water treatment, which has developed a new automatic cleaner that is light, powerful and available in several colors. Throughout the Piscine Global Europe 2022 trade show, the EuroSpaPoolNews Pool Studio is hosting various...
The Piscine Global Europe trade show is the place to be to present the latest innovations in the swimming pool and wellness sector. For this 2022 edition, among the 9 nominated by the jury, 3 innovations stood out to receive a trophy.
Established on the pool market for over 10 years, PCFR has once again achieved positive results this year. Its expansion in the USA is no stranger to this success. "2022 has been a milestone for our company. We’ve signed contracts with several American players.
For Stéphane FIGUEROA, "Piscine Global Europe is without a doubt the world’s leading trade fair and must remain so. The special events expertise of GL Events, the organisation, and the influence of this ‘flagship fair’ for our sector need no demonstration".
After a 4-year hiatus, the key players from the sector have been eagerly awaiting the chance to gather in person at this year’s event in Lyon. We’re greatly looking forward to welcoming pool professionals to the convention – a key forum for doing business, presenting innovations and enjoying...
The last few years have been marked for Alukov Group by strengthening its position as one of the largest manufacturers of pool and patio enclosures in the world. Mr. Zdeněk Novák, Director of Foreign Trade, explains us how it is possible that the Alukov Group has managed to exceed the turnover...
Against the backdrop of energy crisis, PHNIX is dedicated to making contribution in this struggle and constantly seeking green solutions to renewable and sustainable development. Connecting to the Energy Management System, PHNIX swimming pool heat pumps can detect and utilize the electricity...
Following a soft launch earlier this year at SPATEX 2022, where AquaSolus generated huge interest, the team at Superior Wellness have continued to innovate and improve the range further.
Specialised in pool enclosures, pergolas and carports, Abrisud will present its entirely redesigned Abrisud Pro line to professionals at the Piscine Global Europe exhibition. The objective is to facilitate the retail partners’ task by offering them a turnkey service.
"Water is our element – competence is our offer" – interbad 2022 came to a successful end in Stuttgart under this motto. 296 exhibitors, 34 of whom were in the special areas, presented new products, practical solutions and innovations over a period of four days. The exhibitors came from 23...
Pentair Pool Europe announces the appointment of Maxime Guianvarch as Key Account Manager for France and welcomes Peter Dircx to the position of Area Sales Manager for Northern Europe and Eastern Europe.
The entire swimming pool and wellness sector is getting ready for the long-awaited event: the Piscine Global Europe 2022 international show. After a 4-year absence, the entire profession is delighted to meet again face-to-face to exchange ideas and highlights at Lyon-Eurexpo from 15 to 18 November...
Last July, just like Covrex, which is also a part of the TSPH group, Walter Pool joined the Belgian group Technics & Applications (T&A). The French company has thus taken a new path, with quality and service remaining the pillars of its customer relations.
This year APF takes the brand name APF Pool Design. Piscine Global Europe will be an opportunity for the company to position the APF Pool Design brand and its new visual identity. 
In the continuation of its external growth strategy, CF Group, a major player in the European swimming pool industry, acquired Ocea International (through the acquisition of the Starline Group) back in April 2022. For Ocea©, the strong network of the CF-Group will lead to further opportunities...
Innowater will be present at the new edition of Piscine Global Europe, to be held in Lyon from 15 to 18 November 2022. Visitors will be able to discover its entire catalogue on the company's stand.
The reference exhibition for the pool and spa industry, Piscine Global Europe, will count the Nextpool group among its exhibitors. The Albigès, Albon, Abriblue and Stérilor brands come together on a 300 m² stand to present their ranges and new products to professionals.
Just like every edition, SCP Europe exhibits its products at the Piscine Global fair in Eurexpo Lyon. This must-see event dedicated to the pool and wellness sector is the ideal meeting place to bring suppliers, distributors and professionals together .
CF Group is delighted to return to Piscine Global Europe, the last face-to-face edition of which dates back to 2018, and to welcome professionals from the sector to its stand, from 15 to 18 November 2022 at Lyon-Eurexpo.
Everblue Piscines will be present at Salon Piscine Global Europe from 15 to 18 November in Lyon. The brand will have a stand covering over 200m2 to welcome members of its network and exchange ideas with them.  
CF Group has become a major player in the challenging and fast-moving pool and water care markets with over 1,200 people in more than 40 countries, 12 production and logistics sites and over 15 valuable brands. At a milestone in its evolution, CF Group decided to set the expression of its vision,...
PAL Lighting adds new manufacturing business and facility in Houston, Texas with the acquisition of Precision Architectural Lighting. Precision Architectural Lighting is a commercial LED fixture manufacturer located in Houston, Texas.
Fluidra announced that in support of the International Day of Climate Action, which takes place October 24, the company pledges to plant a tree for every variable-speed pump, a more efficient alternative to traditional pumps, sold globally during the week of October 24-28.
Since the beginning of this year, Azenco has focused on professionals of the pool sector by creating Azenco Pro, a more complete offer consisting of the JM Bâches, Soko and Azenco ranges. It now consists of a catalogue that has been enhanced with outdoor fixtures, with covers, shutters, pool...
Putting human relations at the heart of its business and aiming to continuously improve its managerial practices, Warmpac has chosen to submit itself to the assessment of the world reference in terms of employee experience: Great Place To Work®. 
Finally, the fair returns - without masks, without corona rules, without tests or certificates. Even though the swimming pool and wellness industry was looking forward to experiencing normality again, this year in particular many things are very different from ‘normal’. The energy crisis is...
Pentair wishes to mark its presence at the 2022 edition of the Piscine Global Europe show with a stand of more than 280 m2, where the many products and innovations that will equip the swimming pools of tomorrow will be unveiled exclusively.
As part of its efforts towards continuous improvement, CF Group aims at developing comprehensive solutions in all areas of its business to ensure resource-efficient and sustainable operations. An important consideration here is energy consumption and the generation of one’s own electricity.
The past months have been marked by innovations and upheavals that have raised SCP Germany to a higher level. Apart from the increase in staff, the spatial restructuring is particularly noteworthy. By the end of 2021, a state-of-the-art warehouse was put into operation and the storage area was...
The number one European manufacturer of polyester shell swimming pools, with a production of 8,500 pools this year, Léa Composites is attending the trade fair in Stuttgart with its brand Alliance Piscines. The French group in fact hopes to expand its presence on the European market,...
This bilingual edition (German and English), published at the interbad fair in Stuttgart from October 25 to 28, 2022, showcases new products and reveal all the news from the swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and hammam market ...
30 years of activity serving companies in the pool, irrigation, plumbing and building sectors… In 3 decades, the company has successfully established itself in Europe, with partner factories in France, Portugal and Italy, to distribute pipes, hoses, valves and connectors in PVC, PP, PVC-C, PE,...
Two years ago, the manufacturer of innovative equipment for public and private pools set itself the goal of opening a new commercial branch in Germany. Today, it has achieved its goal after carrying out various actions in Germany, winning a Golden Wave Award at aquanale in 2019 and recruiting a...
PPG Germany is a reliable partner for pool builders, providing excellent quality, an extensive product range, end-to-end and strong technical support for new-build or renovation projects. The company offers a one-stop shop with solutions for every segment, always available for questions.
The swimming pool and sauna industry is currently in transition. This means that everyone is looking forward more than ever to interbad from 25 to 28 October 2022. The main focal point will be the trend towards greater digitalisation, energy efficiency and climate protection in the industry –...
Sauna from Finland is a network born from the idea that everyone around the world should be able to experience a great, authentic Finnish sauna. This year the association is pleased to be participating in interbad 2022 in a bigger way than before.
To meet the new needs as best as possible of professionals in the swimming pool and wellness sector, CF Group Benelux, manufacturer and distributor of swimming pool equipment for professionals and communities, offers new services such as training for swimming pool specialists in Belgium or a new...
The 18th International Sauna Congress will be held in Stuttgart from 25 to 27 October to accompany the leading trade fair for swimming pools, saunas and spas, interbad. 
SPATEX is making sustainability and energy saving a central plank of its 27th edition. From showcasing the newest innovations to hosting seminars on the latest money-saving recommendations, the show will be playing its part in helping to reduce energy consumption and bills. 
Exclusive interview with Joeri Dils : a new chapter is opening up for T&A in 2022, while at the same time marking a resounding success and celebrating the 10 years of Joeri Dils as the group’s General Manager. This year, Technics and Applications acquired 3 well-known companies on the swimming...
With just five months to go before the 27th edition of SPATEX 2023, and just a handful of exhibitor stands left to sell, the show’s Organiser, Michele Bridle says now’s the time for visitors to sign up here for monthly show updates.
BISHTA's (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association) experience as the hot tub industry association for more than 20 years is based on members' feedback regarding their customers' purchasing decisions. The reason people buy a hot tub is to have a product that brings wellbeing and fun to their...
Swimming pools, saunas, etc. have become an integral part of everyday social life. It's not just the corona pandemic that has demonstrated the importance of sport, health and social interaction. Swimming pools, spas and saunas fulfil an important social function in this respect.
Fluidra, the global leader in pool and wellness equipment and connected solutions, has launched the first phase of its new R&D&I center for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) in Polinyà after breaking ground for construction in the last quarter of 2021. The center intends to centralize the...
The fourth edition of the International Fair for Technology and Innovation in Aquatic Installations, TECNOVA PISCINAS 2023, opens the calendar for the sector in 2023, in a very favourable context. The details of the event, organised by IFEMA MADRID from 21 to 24 February 2023, will be given to...
Ynéom, the manufacturer of innovative equipment for the automatic management of connected swimming pools, has signed a partnership with Alain Bernard, the double Olympic and world champion swimmer.
Piscine Global Europe, the leading event in the pool and wellness sector, wich has built a reputation as a key event for anticipating, understanding and discussing future challenges, has placed environmental and climate-related issues at the heart of its 2022 edition.
Superior Wellness recently took part in the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Fibromyalgia Action UK. On 28 August, a team of 22 from the hot tub manufacturer took part in the 24 mile challenge climbing Yorkshire’s highest peaks. 
Fluidra announced the creation of an international day through the National Day Archives to honor and celebrate pool professionals worldwide for their tremendous hard work and dedication. As of today, Fluidra International Pool Pro Day will be celebrated on September 7th each year.
Innovative products, smart technology and current trends: there is great anticipation for interbad. The industry will meet again in person this year for the first time to discuss exciting topics such as digitalisation, energy efficiency, climate protection and internationalisation.
T&A, a major player in the pool cover market, continues its growth momentum and recently acquired the companies Covrex and Walter Piscine. Walter Piscine and Covrex, formerly part of the family-owned company TSPH (The Swimming Pool Hub), will strengthen the European presence of Technics and...
Being the longest-running and most well-established water leisure industry awards, the annual British Pool & Hot Tub Awards is crucial in promoting the pool and hot tub industry to the trade and, more importantly, to a broad consumer audience.
Fluidra Commercial, S.A.U., an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Fluidra, acquired one hundred percent (100%) of the share capital of the Danish company Swim & Fun Scandinavia ApS (“Swim & Fun”), a market leading distributor operating in the Nordic countries.
2022 marks the 50th Anniversary for All Swim Ltd, a swimming pool and hot tub specialist retailer based on the outskirts of Cardiff, and they have a lot lined up to celebrate the occasion.
SPATA (The Swimming Pool & Allied Trades Association) and BISHTA (The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association) have formed a new strategic partnership with UK design, brand and digital marketing agency, Adtrak. The exclusive collaboration means Adtrak is the preferred choice for digital...
Stérilor, a specialist in swimming pool water treatment, reveals what goes on behind the scenes of the company through a new corporate video, available on its YouTube channel or here. From Research and Development to manufacturing, quality control, packaging and delivery, the video reveals the...
Whereas a visit to an indoor or open-air swimming pool or a spa was still an analogue pleasure in many places before the start of the corona pandemic, digitalisation of the bath industry has gained considerably more momentum since then. Equipment and information are becoming increasingly networked...
The 23rd edition of the Sao Paulo International Swimming Pools, Spas, Leisure and Wellness Exhibition - ExpoLazer - received 8,000 professionals from the sector over 4 days. From August 2 to 5, the profession met in Brazil for 4 days of exchanges, conferences and demonstrations around new products...
AQUAFUN 2nd Pool, Spa and Water Attraction Exhibition updated the previously announced dates and took the fair 2 weeks ahead. Instead of the previously announced 2-4 February 2023, the new dates became 12-14 January 2023.
A group of investors led by NEXCAP Partners has acquired a majority share in Gecko. This latter is one of world leaders in the design and manufacturing of control systems, keyboards, pumps and accessories for the hot tub industry.
Fluidra, the global leader in equipment and connected solutions in the pool and wellness sector, was responsible for building two temporary pools for the European Aquatics Championships run by the European Swimming League (LEN) that will be held in Rome between 11 and 21 August 2022.
Piscine Global Europe is making its big comeback this year in Lyon from 15 to 18 November 2022 at Lyon-Eurexpo. EuroSpaPoolNews, the event’s media partner, welcomes Florence Rousson Mompo, the Piscine Global Europe trade show director.
Following a dynamic and convincing restart in October 2021, the trade fair duo of aquanale – International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience – and FSB – International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities – is entering the intense preparation stage ahead of next...
Expolazer & outdoor living, the trade show for the outdoor living industry in Latin America, will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from August 2 to 5, 2022, at the Expo Center Norte.
Continuing its growth dynamic, T&A, a major player in the pool cover market, has just acquired the Aquacover company based in Andenne, Belgium. Aquacover - managed by Frederic Poty and his wife - was founded in 1994. Over the years, the company has established itself as a technical and reliable...
Team Horner Europe is delighted to announce the arrival of Brice Nicolas as managing director for Europe. Brice Nicolas will be in charge of guiding the company’s future developments, but also the upgrades made and any potential acquisitions in Europe for Team Horner for years to come. It has...
The British trade association's Information and Networking Days annually provide an invaluable opportunity to get together with members to share topical industry information, hear about the trade associations' work, get the latest industry updates, see presentations from industry specialists and...
The Pool Department of Pentair Europe is delighted to welcome Philippe Soille to the position of Sales Promoter for the Benelux countries. A role that he will also ensure for Germany by providing support to Oliver Fruehwald.
San Juan Fiberglass Pools, the oldest manufacturer of fiberglass pool & spa swimming pools in the United States, introduces the first-ever 3D printed fiberglass swimming pool.
A collaboration for sustainablewater filtration solutions Dryden Aqua signed a global collaboration agreement with Genesys - PWT & H2O Innovation for its AFM® for Water & Waste Water Treatment. 
Aqua Drolics is a major player in the Leisure Industry in the field of polyester water play products for children's pools. With the takeover of BlowUps, both companies intend to combine their strengths to further expand their positions in the industry. BlowUps, founded in 1990, is located in...
The pool and spa sector is booming, and currently facing several significant challenges including recruitment to a wide range of job positions, and building the skills of its workforce. Piscine Global Europe has built a reputation as a place for discussing and finding solutions to assist...
Wellis, the Hungarian manufacturer of spas and swim spas, offers high quality products and services to its customers and partners and aims to bring an unforgettable wellness experience to the home.
Golden Coast is the largest independent UK distributor of swimming pool components. Pollet Pool Group consists of 9 distribution companies and two manufacturers. Together with the group's current office, PPG UK/Ireland, Pollet Pool Group is thus firmly expanding its UK operations.
Tecnova Piscinas is renewing its image, making it more dynamic, flexible, up-to-date and modern - an image that reflects movement, thus adapting to the new trade fair project tailored to a more technological, sustainable and digitised sector, while focusing on people and their wellbeing at all...
Fluidra, a worldwide leader in the pool and wellness industry and global manufacturer of equipment and connected solutions, today announces it has reached an agreement to merge its Hungarian subsidiary Fluidra Magyarország Kft (“Fluidra Hungary”) with the Kerex Group (“Kerex”), a leading...
The SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show runs on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 June at the  Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. The industry’s patience is being rewarded with the biggest pool and spa trade show ever held in Australia.  Exhibitors are just as excited as the rest of the...
Tickets for the XVIII Sauna Congress have officially been on sale. Taking place for the 18th time already, the International Sauna Congress will be held from October 24 to 27, 2022 and run concurrently with interbad, the leading trade fair for swimming pools, pool and bath technology, saunas,...
World Sauna Forum was organized on Tuesday June 7th, for the fifth time in Finland. This year the event took place in the World Sauna Capital Tampere. Over 300 guests from 16 different countries attended the event. The Embassy of Finland in London brought a group of journalists with them.
Having won the innovation prize of the Franco-Italian FriSart2 programme, Ynéom will be present, in Paris on 17 and 18 June, among the most innovative European companies at the Vivatech exhibition. The manufacturer of home automation equipment for automatic pool management will participate in...
Following the fire which occurred in July 2019, Iberspa built new manufacturing premises and offices for its spas “Aquavia Spa” in Cervera (Lleida), Spain. Iberspa’s new facilities, built on a surface area of over 9,500 m², opened on 7th May 2022.
World Sauna Forum welcomes more than 300 international business decision-makers and media representatives in Tampere, Finland at the beginning of June. ​World Sauna Forum on June 7th in Tampere attracts international wellness business leaders and media.
The annual version of the Spécial PROS COLLECTIVITES Special Edition – by EuroSpaPoolNews – is currently being prepared for the 7th year running and will be released at the end of September 2022.
Superior Wellness is delighted to announce they are the proud finalists at the EMEA Inspiring Workplace Awards. The awards recognise forward-thinking and people-first organisations. Originally, called The Employee Engagement Awards, they have since evolved into Inspiring Workplaces.
And it’s for the best! After a short spell with Pentair Pool Europe, Stéphane Ledru is back as sales manager for Europe at this company which has shown the true sense of innovation in the world of swimming pools, with truly amazing equipment, at an affordable cost. 
As Jamie Smith, the British Swimming Pool Federation's President, ends his two-year period in office; we asked him to reflect on his time as BSPF President.
Our special edition EuroSpaPoolNews Special Germany 2022 is in preparation. Grab this opportunity in order to target the players of the german pool and wellness market.
Wellis, the leader of European spa manufacturing are pleased to announce they have won one award in WhatSpa? Best Buy 2022 awards, and one award in WhatSwimspa? Approved awards 2022. What Spa? awarded the company for Elbrus230 and What Swimspa? admitted Danube W-Flow.
The international Pollet Pool Group is taking over Welldana, the Danish Pool Specialist. Welldana is one of Scandinavia’s largest wholesalers in pool, spa and sauna. Pollet Pool Group comprises 8 distribution companies & 2 manufacturers. With the takeover of Welldana, Pollet Pool Group gains a...
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona is already preparing its next edition, which will be held from 27 to 30 November 2023. With the constitution of the Organising Committee, the Fira de Barcelona trade show is getting underway to bring together business, knowledge and networking at the highest level to...
What happens when an electronics engineer meets a pool specialist with over 30 years of experience? A formidably efficient collaboration to which each can bring totally different but perfectly complementary expertise. Everything seems easy with them... so why complicate things?
Bob Kulstad came to AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc. four years ago and quickly became an integral and respected member of the leadership team at the manufacturing facility in St. Petersburg, Florida. He rounds out the Leadership Team of Team Horner®, by becoming Vice President and Chief Financial Officer...
The 26th edition, SPATEX 2023, returns Tuesday January 31 to Thursday February 2 at the Coventry Building Society Arena. Don’t miss out, catch the Early Buy Ratebefore it expires on Tuesday May 31 for your space on the industry’s stage.
Superior Wellness are delighted to announce they have won three awards in the prestigious What Spa? Best Buy Awards 2022.  The Best Buy Awards are published in the 2022/23 edition of What Spa? magazine.