The latest news for pool and spa professionals

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.
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...
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.
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?
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.
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...
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.
Sauna from Finland organizes the annual international networking event World Sauna Forum in the sauna capital of Tampere this year. The event takes place on June 7, 2022. It is the most relaxing B2B event focused on the Finnish sauna to discuss the potential of the Finnish sauna, future trends,...
Discover EuroSpaPoolNews Special Spring 2022 online. This bilingual edition (French and English), printed in 8,000 copies and sent to professionals across Europe, is also available in digital version.
On the 7th of June 2022, Tampere, Finland, will be the world capital of sauna! World Sauna Forum in Finland will be one of the most important sauna business event (B2B) of the year to discover the most recent sauna business innovations. Early Bird tickets until May 1st!
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.
Hayward Holdings, Inc. (“Hayward”), a global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of a broad portfolio of pool equipment and technology, has opened a new manufacturing facility in El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. Hayward will manufacture advanced IoT-enabled automation and water...
SPATA (and its forerunner, the Association of Swimming Pool Contractors) has set the standards in the pool industry for more than sixty years. These standards are renowned throughout the world. As part of the SPATA membership package, contractors are provided with a comprehensive set of standards...
In the continuation of its external growth strategy, CF Group acquires the Dutch company Starline, a leading manufacturer and distributor of polypropylene and composite swimming pools, pool covers and water treatment systems in the Benelux and UK markets.
With celebrations put on hold due to the pandemic in 2021, and the annual Industry Gala Evening unable to go ahead, BISHTA and SPATA have carried forward their milestone anniversaries to 2022. This allowed the two trade associations to bring the industry together again at the annual Gala Evening...
Fluidra has recently opened five new "Fluidra Pro Center" stores in Brazil, Switzerland, Belgium and two in Spain.These five new centers, dedicated only to professionals for sales, service and exclusive customer advice, have more than 1,200 products references in stock of the best brands in the...
Australian-based global aquatic sport equipment supplier Anti Wave Global has advised of the ongoing success of its top performance products over the last year, led by its new and innovative range of Global Anti Goals, a premium full sized Polo Goal shipping globally by flat rate Air Courier door...
Our bilingual edition, written in French and Dutch, EuroSpaPoolNews Special BENELUX n ° 8 has been published and is now available online. Discover it...
Fluidra and Fundació Fluidra used Tuesday March 22, World Water Day, to launch 2022 Fluidra Day, aimed at financing inclusive pool-related projects. The call to participate in the competition began on March 22 (coinciding with World Water Day), launched as 2022 Fluidra Day, and is scheduled to...
The 13th edition of the International Pool and Spa Expo and Congress  gave great satisfaction among operators, organizations and institutions involved in the event.
interbad will be the meeting point for the swimming pool, sauna and spa industry for the 29th time from 25 to 28 October 2022. Together with the German Association for the Recreational and Medicinal Bath Industry, Messe Stuttgart will offer the industry an ideal platform with a combination of a...
Record numbers are expected at the 2022 pool & spa trade show, SPLASH!, to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia in June. The expo is 30% larger than the last show held in 2018 and now occupies all the available exhibition space at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
EuroSpaPoolNews Special Spring, published in French and English, is being prepared and will be distributed in April 2022. Grab this opportunity to communicate on the European swimming pool and wellness market to reinforce your the season.
Superior Wellness is ranked among the world’s fastest growing hot tub manufacturer, creating premium, high quality products focused on improving the health and well-being.
Piscine Global Europe, the leading event in the pool and wellness sector, will be back at Lyon-Eurexpo for a face-to-face event from 15 to 18 November this year. An opportunity for professionals in the sector to gather, exchange views and boost their business, but also - at long last - to meet up...
After a long time, the pool, sauna and wellness sector in Turkey met at the Aquafun fair. Organized for the first time in Turkey, AQUAFUN Fair, with its special and different concept, was held at Istanbul Expo Center on February 3-5 as the leading event of the pool, sauna, wellness, water...
Just four months after aquanale 2021 the team behind the International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience is already working hard on the next event. aquanale 2023 will be held on 24–27 October 2023.
Develop your business in the pool and wellness market in Switzerland/Austria by communicating in our special edition.
Stands and aisles bustled with happy visitors and the sound of chatter filled the air – there was something tremendously comforting about SPATEX returning to its ‘normal,’ familiar formula.
Leading the way for the water leisure industry, the UK trade associations, SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association) and BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association) annually invite their members to enter the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards.
Superior Wellness currently offers a wide range of hot tubs and swim spas from leading brands including Platinum Spas, Be Well, Thermals Spas and California Spas. The company is delighted to announce the launch of two new brands for 2022, both welcomed extensions to its growing brand portfolio.
The largest HVACR and pool exhibition in Russia - Aquatherm Moscow runs successfully from February 15 till February 17 in Moscow. For the first 2 days Aquatherm Moscow was attended by 17 991 visitors which is 93% more than in 2021. It confirms that Aquatherm is highly appreciated and extremely...
Wet Leisure Survey Results 2021 were presented at Spatex. The digital report is now available for download online. This year the survey has once again had the support of the BSPF, Swimming Pool News, ISPE, Swimming Pool Scene, Hot Tub and Swim Spa Scene, SPATA, BISHTA and WhatSpa.
The thirteenth Pool and Spa Expo will be held in the Fair district of Bologna (Hall 19). Three days spent doing business and networking, where the trade operators will have an opportunity to share their experiences about new scenarios and solutions to boost growth, technological innovation and...
Develop your business in the pool and wellness market in the Benelux by communicating in our special edition “EuroSpaPoolNews Special Benelux ” 2022 #8.
From the 22 to 25 February 2022, at the IFEMA MADRID Exhibition Centre. The upcoming edition of the International Technology and Innovation Fair for Aquatic Installations, TECNOVA PISCINAS, already has 150 exhibitors, confirming the high expectations for the event in the swimming pool industry. ...
EuroSpaPoolNews interviewed František Petrášek, Sales Director of Albixon,  a traditional manufacturer of complete pool sets. Output of pools, enclosures, pool technology... benefits for foreign sitributors... Read the interview.
This special edition, published in English and distributed at the Spatex fair from February 1 to 3 in Coventry, is also available in digital version. Discover it.
Latham, The Pool Company, the largest designer, manufacturer, and marketer of in-ground residential swimming pools in North America, Australia and New Zealand, announced the appointment of Sanjeev Bahl as Chief Operating Officer, effective January 24, 2022. 
BSPF Managing Director Chris Hayes updates Eurospapoolnews readers on what has been happening in the UK wet leisure sector over the past 12 months, highlighting some key items to look out for in 2021.
There are myriad answers to that question but put quite simply – SPATEX 2022 is literally THE BIGGEST in the show's 25-year history, and will provide the ultimate trade exhibition experience.
Fluidra has been entrusted with building the new wellness area of the Club Natació Atlètic-Barceloneta (CNAB) in the club's iconic facilities located on Barcelona’s San Sebastià beach.
Develop your business on the italien market. Communicate in our journal EuroSpaPoolNews "Speciale ITALIA 2022", a special edition distributed at the ForumPisicne fair in Bologna and via our digital media of diffusion.
Powered by the Northeast Spa and Pool Association (NESPA), The Pool & Spa Show will take place in person on January 24 – Jan 27 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.  This Show will celebrate its 41st anniversary this year.
Plastipack Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Directors, Tim Fielder as Commercial Director and Steve Harris as Finance Director, effective from 1st January 2022.
Leading wet leisure distributor Golden Coast will be making its return to SPATEX this year, where Team GC will be on hand to share expert advice and recommendations to the trade.
KAP AG, a mid-sized industrial holding company listed on the stock exchange, signed a purchase agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in plastic specialist Haogenplast Ltd. 
Expand your business in the Spanish market. Our EuroSpaPoolNews Especial ESPAÑA 2022 special edition is in preparation. Don't miss this opportunity to target the Spanish swimming pool and wellness market.
The European spas and swim spas manufacturer USSPA has increased its manufacturing capacities. A new factory has recently opened in the Czech Republic, helping to meet growing market demand.
As January is the month of change, and February is the month of lasting change, make the change worthwhile by visiting the 25th anniversary biggest, boldest & best Spatex to date!
This year's traditional SCP Europe International Sales Conference took place in Lisbon, Portugal, and was also the occasion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SCP Portugal. From 16 to 18 November 2021, 350 people including 48 supplier partners in pool and spa equipment and accessories, joined...
The Italian family business placed sustainability at the heart of its future strategy. FITT decided to change its legal form and become a Benefit Company.  The UN Global Compact is today a voluntary subscription to a set of principles that promote the values of sustainability as a long-term...
How do you increase and develop your business on the English, Spanish and Italian markets? Discover our solutions. EuroSpaPoolNews.com is preparing 3 special editions for the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy! Don’t miss these 3 magazines.
The IMC team wishes you a Happy New Year 2022.
How increase & develop your business in the UK market ? We have the solution to reply to that request. Communicate in our Special UK journal and benefit of our international media platforms to have great exposure and expand your visibility.
Superior Wellness is delighted to announce its new partnership SpaBerry. Chesterfield based Superior Wellness are now official partners with Canadian based SpaBerry Hot Tubs owned by VisionWerx Inc. to bring their SpaBerry brand to the world. 
EuroSpaPoolNews.com wishes you Happy Holidays! We will be delighted to see you again in 2022 with even more news.
Ian Pratt is the Product Manager of SCP Europe. His mission is to source all the products that are going to supply the Wellness equipment range. They will include spas, saunas, swim spas, and all associated accessories and spare parts. SCP Europe will also develop new exclusive products under...
Chesterfield based Superior Wellness were successful in winning four awards at the prestigious event held on 13 December 2021 in Birmingham. Showcasing the best examples of spa and home wellness design from across the country, the UK Pool & Spa Awards celebrated it eleventh anniversary with...
EuroSpaPoolNews, the event’s media partner, has conducted video interviews on the international trade show Piscina & Wellness, organised by Fira de Barcelona in collaboration with ASOFAP. 
The Technology and Innovation Fair for Aquatic Installations, TECNOVA PISCINAS, initially planned for February 2021, has decided to postpone the event until the 22 to 25 February 2022, in order to guarantee a more favourable and stable environment.
Alukov, one of the major players in the pool enclosure market in Europe, has achieved three significant milestones. Alukov has recently announced that they will surpass their goal of 5,000 pool covers sold by the end of 2021.
The “Dryden Pool Academy” is a new online training service launched by Dryden Aqua in 2021 for all pool professionals. Live session in English on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 9:30 am.
The winners of the European swimming pool prize EUSA AWARD 2021 are announced this 29 th November at Piscina Barcelona. The prize for the swimming pool sector has been awarded annually since 2013 by the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA) in cooperation with the national...
Aquatherm Moscow, the largest in Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe international exhibition for domestic and industrial heating, water supply, engineering and plumbing systems, ventilation, air conditioning and equipment for pools, saunas and spas, will run in Moscow on February11-14, 2020. Within...
Fluidra and Fundació Fluidra organized Fluidra Day last March. This competition for its employees is designed to identify and promote charity projects in all corners of the world to bring swimming pools. The six winning projects of Fluidra Day 2021 are: Bswim; Ciriac; the Asociación Síndrome...
Live from the Piscina & Wellness Barcelona 2021 fair, Eloi Planes, Ángel Celorrio and Pedro Arrebola present to us the sectoral Barometer drawn up by the ASOFAP.
BIO-UV Group, specialist in ultraviolet, salt electrolysis, Ozone and AOP water treatment solutions unveils its end-to-end portfolio of innovative solutions to fulfill the needs of residential and commercial pool professionals. Its complete offer will be on display at Piscina & Wellness, the...
Interview with Jean-Louis ALBOUY, General Manager of SCP Europe. The ambition of SCP Europe is clear: to continue on its trajectory and consolidate its market share in all regions. 
Jacuzzi Brands LLC ("Jacuzzi Group") has entered into an agreement to purchase Vortex Leisure Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries (together, "Vortex"), a leading spa retailer in the Australasian region.
Wellness Experience displays new innovations at a fully operational wellness centre. Thermal yoga, sound therapy, breathing techniques, mindfulness, aquatic physiotherapy and other treatments related to health, relaxation and wellness will be some of the demonstrations given by experts and...
After a year of lockdown there was a lot of uncertainty about how the swimming pool industry would be affected like many other sectors, such as travel, tourism, etc. From the first half of 2020, new orders came in and we reported a fast and growing demand for all pool products.
MegaGroup has completed the take-over of the British plastic piping experts Plimat and EPCO, with their offices and warehouses in Southampton and Leeds. The take-over fits the ambition of the Group wanting to become a top-5 player in all their core-sectors in Northern Europe and the strategy of...
A group of Spanish professional cyclists were recently interviewed by Europe’s largest hot tub distributor Superior Wellness, who praised the use of hot tubs after exercise. Ziortza Villa, ultra-cycling champion, Adrian Garcia, semi-professional cyclist and Alvaro Robredo, ex professional...
Pool Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Largo, Florida-based Porpoise Pool & Patio, Inc., including its main operating subsidiaries, Sun Wholesale Supply, Inc. and Pinch A Penny, Inc. Sun Wholesale Supply, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of swimming pool and...
Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, has been acquired by Platinum Equity from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and BASF in a transaction worth $5.25 billion. Both CD&R and BASF have fully exited Solenis. In addition, as part of the acquisition, Solenis has merged with Sigura...
The world-famous London Sky Pool, completed this summer, spans 17m across the rooftops of two high rise apartment buildings, some 35m in the air, and it’s the topic of a forthcoming seminar at SPATEX 2022.
Watkins Wellness, leading manufacturer of hot tubs and aquatic fitness products, announces the retirement of Steve Hammock, who has served as Watkins’ President for 25 years.
The promotion of innovation based on achieving more sustainable, efficient and personalised products focused on improving users’ quality of life will constitute the axis of this year’s Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, the event organised by Fira de Barcelona in partnership with the ASOFAP...
Fluidra has acquired Taylor Water Technologies, a leading US-based manufacturer of water-testing solutions. Founded in 1930 and based out of Sparks, Maryland, Taylor is the recognized leader in water-testing kits and reagents in the residential and commercial pool segments.
One of the biggest manufacturer of spa and swim spa, the company USSPA, took part in the twenty-third season of the Designblok exhibition, the largest design show in Central Europe.
Eloi Planes is the president of Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, the most international event on the trade fair calendar in its sector, and the executive chairman of Fluidra, a leading pool and wellness equipment multinational. The Piscina & Wellness Barcelona fair will be held again from 29...
Harvia Plc has signed up an exclusive distribution agreement with Bergman Ltd, of Tokyo, Japan, for its Harvia and Almost Heaven Saunas brands on the 12th of October 2021.
The constant attention that FITT has always dedicated to its people has also been recognised by the German Institute for Quality and Finance (Itqf), which in collaboration with Affari&Finanza carried out a study on the best employers in Italy, selecting the 300 "TOP JOB - ITALY'S BEST EMPLOYERS...
This bilingual edition (German and English), published at the aquanale fair in Cologne from October 26 to 29, 2021, is also available in digital version.
In the pursuit of their growth strategy, two major pool sector players, NextPool and Pool Technologie, have announced their future merger to create a European leader in the bespoke product (Automatic slatted covers, liners, covers, etc.) and water treatment (Salt chlorinators, pH regulators, ORP...
On October 26, 2021, the international sports and recreation industry relaunches itself with two co-located trade fairs – aquanale, the International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience, and FSB, the International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities – and the signs are...
Eurospappoolnews is the official media partner of the aquanale – International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience. Once again we are reminiscing about the success story of the aquanale with a review of the 2019 trade fair.
Darlly Europe are delighted to announce that they have expanded the Board of Directors with the appointment of Dominic Moseley as Operations Director. Dominic joins Darlly Europe from Villeroy & Boch, where he spent nearly six years as UK and Scandinavian Sales Manager.
Even at the 2003 premiere of the aquanale (International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool.Ambience, the exhibition showed itself to be amazingly international with regard to contributors and visitors alike. Many factors contributed to this phenomenon. 
With a solid base of 6 distribution companies across Europe, Pollet Pool Group supports the local pool markets with a range of high-quality products, technical support, training courses, an online ordering platform, etc. Recently, the branch of Pollet Pool Group Belgium reinforced the team for...
The Fundació Fluidra has signed a collaboration agreement with the companies in our sector: Fitt, WA Conception and Renolit to build an inclusive swimming pool at a school in Thiaroye, on the outskirts of Senegalese capital Dakar, with the aim of helping over 2,000 children from the city learn to...
Towards Zero Impact is an initiative powered by Piscina & Wellness Barcelona to reduce waste, save resources and boost the event's sustainability. That's why they strive to calculate and offset our GHG emissions, separate waste and promote energy efficiency.
Swimming Pool and Spa Professionals, Special PROS LANDSCAPERS allows you to explore new horizons through landscaping and outdoor architecture professionals.
It was announced that Lincoln Pool Equipment, a leading pool products distributor in Australia, is joining BWT Group effective from 1 Oct 2021. Lindsay Hartshorne, CEO and owner of Lincoln Pool Equipment, said he was extremely pleased that BWT will be part of Lincoln’s future, enabling further...
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona is gearing up for a hybrid of the 2021 show (on-site and virtual) running from 29 November to 2 December at Fira Barcelona's Gran Via venue. This year the spotlight will be on innovation and sustainability as key elements for the development of the sector.