The latest news for pool and spa professionals

Spa and hot-tub manufacturer Marquis Spas has developed its own dealer website entitled 'University of Marquis', to provide the latest information on product development as well as sales and service bulletins. Through the website, dealers have access to numerous online training videos on a diverse...
Bruno Relmont – CMD of Annonay encouraged by a successful first season in the distribution of pool equipment, Bruno RELMONT, CMD of Annonay Productions France, has created a new platform for storage and logistics dedicated exclusively to its distribution.
The CNS has opened the new Can Llong outdoor swimming facilities to the public. It includes a new outdoor Olympic pool with a moving bottom and wall built by the Fluidra group, through AstralPool, a leading brand name in the pool sector.
Jamie and Dominic Adams – two of distributor Golden Coast's directors – took part in Devon's annual coast-to-coast bike ride Plymouth to Barnstaple in June in aid of the North Devon Hospice, raising £30,000...
SCP Spain has just brought out its new catalogue dedicated to irrigation. In line with PoolCorp, SCP’s parent company which, via its Horizon brand, has been active for a number of years in the green market in the USA, SCP Spain has bought Proplas Plasticos, a leading player in the irrigation...
Lifepark GmbH, an international operating trading company managed by Christian Barning & Marc Nienstedt, is the new distributor of Dimension One Spas in Germany.
Dimension One Spas open their European commercial office in Strasbourg, in the east of France. The purpose of this structure is to coordinate the communication tasks between the Unites States and Europe in terms of marketing and sales.
The Italian group APM, Agricola Padana Macchine, started its activity in 1973 at Misano Gera d’Adda. Today, it has a showroom spread over an area of 17 000m².
Jacuzzi, the world leader in whirlpool bathtubs, has chosen to partner with Camylle for its aromatherapy products. With over 30 years of experience, the Camylle laboratories have specialized in processing 100% pure and natural essential oils, to facilitate their use in saunas, hammams,...
Since November 2009, the team has been assigned new functions and is now in charge of Dimension one Spas distribution for the East of France, England, Spain & Portugal. The team was therefore reinforced with Mr. Emmanuel Denni, Area Manager.
SCP Europe reinforces its Europe team with the arrival of Eric Galais as Europe Marketing Manager and Isis Labreuille as European Purchase assistant.
The BIO-UV Company has recently obtained the ISO 9001 certification issued by the Bureau Veritas Certification - for its head office and Lunel production site, whose activities include the design, manufacture and professional sale of water processing systems and concepts using ultraviolet rays.
The ceremony of the students’ competition winners’ announcement accompanied with the varnishing day took place on 24 May, 2010. The theme was the architecture students’ point of view on the living matters.
For the French manufacturer of pool covers and coatings, a new challenge presents itself with the opening of a distribution department. Relmont Bruno, CEO, explains: "Confident of our leading position in most of our businesses in the pool-manufacturing sector, we are commencing a new era by...
Hexagone, based in Argenteuil, a leader in the French market for professional robot vacuum cleaners, is pleased to announce the opening of its fourth subsidiary in Europe. After Spain, Switzerland and Germany, Hexagon has opened its subsidiary, in England, at Eastbourne, Sussex since 6 April 2010.
Darlly filters, distributed exclusively in Europe by Filters4Spas, and located in the United Kingdom, has made some rapid advances in the European market. "SPATEX was an incredible launch pad for us", explains Philip Moseley, its Sales Manager.
High-tech specialist ABATEC Electronic AG and sauna heater manufacturer SAWO INCORPORATED will develop future wellness trends together under the joint corporate product line known as SAWOTEC Wellness Solutions. The co-operation agreement was sealed by the two utives DI Friedrich Niederndorfer, MBA...
PoolCorp, head office of SCP, has acquired Metrinox Les Produits De Piscine. Metrinox is a regional distributor operating in two locations, Quebec City and Longueil, in the Quebec Province of Canada.
Mr. Uwe Glup joined Alukov’s Sales Division in January 2010 as German National Sales Manager. He thus reinforces Alukov’s international presence and is responsible for swimming pool & spa enclosure sales, structuring the ALUKOV/IPC Team dealer network.
Mr. Ctibor Juchelka is a new addition to Alukov’s Sales Division. He starts his career with Alukov in February 2010 in the capacity of Austrian National Sales Manager.
The first website is about the new business concept 3Seasons™ - this application is available in 4 languages (English, German, Russian and Czech). You can find there an attractive design, a photo-gallery of the 3Seasons enclosures, business contacts and much more.
On October 14-16, 2010 the beautiful Rimini Expo Centre (IT) will host to the 28th edition of SUN, the International Exhibition of Outdoor Products. A reference point for professionals in the outdoor furnishing, design, and accessory pipeline, SUN (12 halls, 700 exhibitors, over 20,000 expected...
Smartpool Marchal DePasqualeThe manufacturer of robotic pool cleaners, SmartPool Inc., has named Marchal DePasquale as its new Vice President, Sales & Marketing. He has been the Hayward Industries‘Director of Marketing during 10 years, where he has launched new products and created innovative...
In a very difficult swimming pool market, Abrisud, the leader in Europe for swimming pool covers, pursues its remarkable progress, by purchasing the specialist in large size pool shelters, Swim All Seasons.
AQUA, Italian manufacturer of regulation systems which is already present in the British market of industrial water treatment since six years, has entered the swimming pool market through SCP UK.
1. The single most important thing that can immediately do to improve your sales is your improve your attitude. The prospect standing in front of you doesn’t have a clue if you made 5 sales this year or 500.
Three of the most well-known and respected experts in the field of swimming pool design and construction, Skip Phillips, David Tisherman and Brian Van Bower, will be heading to Australia to take part in SPLASH! on the Gold Coast on July 28 and 29.
The steps of the sale are the essential building blocks to move your prospect towards making a buying decision. By understanding and applying the different steps of the sale and how to transition one to the next, they will help you lead your sales discussion towards a successful sales outcome.
The redesigning of the Hayward Pool Europe website has resulted in a portal that is clear and simple. The menu is divided into four main sections. A section dedicated to services, with documentation, catalogues, technical manuals as well as an interactive tool used to configure future pool...
Italian manufacturer FLAG continues its research and development plan ions are concerned and proposes original new products in the international market on a regular basis.
The Florim project on multimedia communication continues, and following the new websites launched in October 2009, an important new work instrument for external communication is now available: the new website florimsolutions.com, dedicated exclusively to the technical applications for architecture...
Pedro Arrebola joins RENOLIT as International Marketing & Sales Manager Swimming Pool. He has taken over responsibility of RENOLIT’s swimming pool business since January 2010 and thus succeeds Parcidio Campos Matos who retired the position after many years of successful work.
AstralPool’s wellness division, in collaboration with astral Export, was entrusted with the design and installation of the Chairama spa. The Chairama wellness centre is located in Bogota, and has the largest hydrotherapy circuit in Columbia.
Daniel Ricard is to be appointed Chairman of Bayrol 1 July 2010 and will succeed Mr. Bernd Rothfuss. Aged 49, Daniel Ricard joined the Bayrol Group in 2000 as Director of Sales.
French company DOM COMPOSIT and its subsidiary POOL INDUSTRIE, both of which are managed by Pascal GONICHON, have reorganized their activities dedicated to the swimming pool industry. European professionals can now have access to a broad range of products the group.
Fairlocks Pool Products have been appointed as exclusive agents to distribute the Covrex® range of automatic swimming pool covers in the UK and Ireland. The company has been successfully involved with both the sales and installation of slatted pool covers for some time and can now offer the...
Pool controls company Aqua Water Systems, which has been selling its products in the UK for six years, is now distributing them through SCP UK.Its products include a range of automatic dosing devices of different throughputs to meet varying requirements, as well as sanitation products, filters,...
Major pool and spa distributor Golden Coast is looking for additional dealers to further boost UK sales of the Marquis Spas brand. The move comes on the back of Golden Coast’s achievement in securing Marquis’ award for ‘Best International Dealer of the Year’ – the sixth year in succession...
With the appointment of Alexander MUELA in the exports department, the French maker of friezes, water stripes, motifs and stickers, already present in many overseas markets, continues to develop its exports, particularly in Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Great Britain, Morocco, Tunisia, Slovenia,...
This year’s Spatex pool and spa show in Brighton was somewhat more fortunate with the weather than in 2009… The severe winter conditions that gripped much of Britain early December fortunately spared the early-February trade show – unlike last year, when a heavy dump of snow on the first...
The Professional Association for Swimming Pools an Wellness invites the pool and wellness professionals to visit its new website www.appw.ro available in English, French and Romanian. It contains both information about the association, about the member companies and new offers and news on the...
It will be still 9 months before market leaders the swimming pool, sauna, spa and wellness industries present their products and services to the trade visitors at the new Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre 13 to 16 October 2010. Despite this, interbad, the European trade fair for the public
A new book, written by Marco LONGLEY who sold almost two million dollars in spas in his very first year in the industry, teaches dealers how to double their sales in 7 days. It offers the reader with step-by-step techniques and strategies to instantly increase sales. “The ultimate hot tub and...
Golden Coast has been appointed as the sole authorised UK distributor for US company Leisure Concepts’ entire line of after-market spa accessory products. Among the products available are Cover Lift spa covers, steps, umbrellas and safety and convenience accessories – such as handrails, solar...
Specialist water treatment/filter media company Dryden Aqua is launching a system that it claims helps to compare the performance of water treatment systems in pools. Called the Dryden Aqua Performance Factor (DAP Factor), the system can be used as a tool to mitigate the risk to the public and pool...
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) Board of Directors announces new officers, two retirements, and three new members to support the board’s ongoing focus to carry out the NSPF mission and to prepare for the organization’s continued success and development.
Italian manufacturer A. di Arcobaleno has realized an important project in Sicily: its Energy Plus model (240 mm of UNI 6005 A aluminium alloy in a marbled grey colour profile, created to satisfy the public facilities needs) has been installed at the sport facility Muri Antichi in Tre Mestieri...
Reed Exhibitions’ Middle East Pool and Spa Exhibition is paving the way for international and regional pool and spa industry players to tap high quality contacts in the Arabian Gulf region, which continues to be one of the most dynamic pool and spa markets in the world with an estimated value of...
Our presence at the SCP Pool UK National SHOWCASE, which took place on February 18 - 20 at the Mercury Hotel in Gatwick, gave us the opportunity to carry out an interview with Dave COOK - vice-president of POOL CORP. He explained to us how he aims to develop SCP UK through the group’s other...
Request the new 2010 edition of the DVD “Architecture, Design & Technology”, a customized Castiglione pool for you. It will guide you through all the basic options you will need to choose before or during the purchasing process.
Slovenian manufacturer of fiberglass filters Technol has published in February the new website in 6 languages. Last year Technol celebrated 20years of work and despite the global financial crisis 2009 was a successful year, proving that quality products are less subject to price pressures and...
Ian PRATT, who was the Sales & Marketing Manager of SCP UK since its establishment in 1999 following the buyback of NORCAL and SWIMMING POOL WAREHOUSE companies, has been officially nominated the Regional Manager of SCP UK by Sylvia MONFORT.
The British company Splash Spas UK Ltd has just launched www.splashspastrade.co.uk, Europe’s only dedicated online ordering system offering an alternate way to procure chemical, accessories and consumables by the trade. It provides a one stop shop for spa retailers to
SPATEX 2010, the British pool, spa and lifestyle show, will be held on Saturday 6- 8 February 2010 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole in Brighton, United Kingdom. It will feature, among others, the all new pool operators centre, ‘Pool & Spa Buyers Guide to Everything’ walkway and 7 new workshop...
Marquis Spas is recognizing its top hot tub distributors and dealers, as well as top individual sales people. The portable spas manufacturer honors its large domestic and international distributor and dealer base once a year. "Our dealers and distributors are a vital link to our consumers,” said
In fact, its Manager, Philippe Perrot, has confirmed that now he wants to exploit the potential of swimming pool structures’ kit completely. This kit was developed during the last few years and enlarges its distribution network, especially in Europe.
The Pentair Incentive Program (PIP) “PATH TO PARADISE” recognizes and rewards our top-performing dealers. The rewards consist of a trip to the ultra-chic Marquis Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, LCD televisions and other electronic devices, GPS systems, sports equipment and so much more. This...
On Jan 18th David Jackson, Hydropool’s President and CEO, and Stephane Barralis, purchased Hydropool our financial partners. This was posted to our web site dealer news on Jan 19th and communicated verbally to most of our customers and suppliers.
and discover our last Special UK 2010 issue of EuroSpaPoolNews...
We have decided this year 2010 to increase even more the communication with swimming pool professionals, in particular in France, Spain and England... In the UK, we are anticipating a particularly good impact, thanks to a new local partner joining the already strong Proteus UK team.
AstralPool's wellness division was responsible for designing and equipping the balneotherapy area of the Banyan Tree Costa Navarino hotel that is currently being built in Greece and whose opening has been planned for 2012. Located in the Peloponnese region, to the southwest of the country, it will
SCP Pool Portugal is preparing its 1st event in the beginning of 2010 season. A National Show that will take place in Lisbon on 4 February and will bring together several partner suppliers of SCP.
16.000 sq.mt of exposition area forms the largest event in Italy dedicated to the sector of swimming pools and spas: ForumPiscine is set to take place the 25th to the of 27th February next to the “Fiera di Bologna”.
Teuco’s 640 Seaside Hydrospa recently won a Product Innovation Award at the Designer magazine’s Design Awards, hosted at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
January 2010 onwards the Association of Italian swimming pool manufacturers, ASSOPISCINE, will chair the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations – EUSA.
Spatex 2010 – the UK’s Pool, Spa & Lifestyle show to be held in Brighton Saturday 6 to Monday 8 February – looks to be flying in the face of the UK’s economic woes. The organisers report an “unprecedented” number of new exhibitors, with around one third of the show’s 100-plus bookings...
Since its introduction into the UK market Ocea has been honoured with a loyal customer base. In order to ensure that it provides the highest level of service it possibly can, the company is proud to announce it has invested in a new UK sales and storage facility, fully manned with an Ocea UK Sales...
SPATEX 2010 : programme of workshops and demonstrations. Organised by the ISPE on behalf of SPATEX Ltd. (All sessions are 20 minutes unless otherwise stated.)
Our European platform www.eurospapoolnews.com has registered record visitors in October 2009. With more than 120 000 pages seen in the month of October, EuroSpaPoolNews.com registered the highest number of pages visited in a month since the creation of this magazine.
On 31st October, aquanale - the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience, came to an end after four days of overall positive results in Cologne. Held in conjunction with FSB - the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities, aquanale was visited
Hanley Wood Exhibitions has announced the rebranding of its online networking and marketing system, CONNECT. Formerly associated with each of its events, the new version is now called HanleywoodCONNECT. “Rebranding HanleywoodCONNECT allows us to align this product across all our events, as one of...
Pool, spa and backyard professionals seeking the most up-to-date show information have more options than ever with the additions of pages on social media sites Facebook, Twitter ad LinkedIn. Attendees, exhibitors, speakers, press, vendors and other industry colleagues are encouraged to become
RiminiFiera: the huge international exhibiting platform dedicated to outdoor products and sun-shadings closed on Saturday, October 10 sending a very strong message of recovery to the attending institutions, companies, operators, associations, and media.
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USSPA, Czech producer of spas and Swim Spas, that has entered the spanish market this year with its own subcompany USSPA HISPANIA S.L.U., participated successfully at the prestigious international swimming pool fair Salon Piscina, which took place in Barcelona in October 20th – 23rd, 2009.
The swimming pools and Spa exhibition will take place the 25th to the 27th of February 2010 at the “Fiera di Bologna”, which is set to host the largest Italian exhibition of technology, design, pool creation and management, public and private, thermarium and spas.
ALBION Group a.s., producer of swimming pools and pool covers, has decided to extend it‘s business activities by establishing a new division focused on sales of BRILIX products, a complete range of pool accessories. This range benefits the company’s 20 years experience in production and quality...
Barr & Wray (or B+W, as they are known), the Scotland-based specialist in fluid handling, filtration and water treatment, has moved to brand-new purpose-built premises in Hillington, Glasgow.
Christian and Jacqueline Bléry established UWE France in Meung/Loire in the end of 1975. Christian, who handled the marketing side, and his wife Jacqueline, who was responsible for the administrative side, will retire 34 years after setting-up and consolidating the brand and UWE products (34 000...
Following 2 years of restructuring for MGI (2007 & 2008), 2009 has been the year of relaunching, with several significant events taking place for the company: A change of investors, with Maytronics taking over as majority shareholder, changes at senior management level
In order to strengthen its financial capacity, a company reordering has recently been done in BOMBAS PSH. A new investor with Spanish capital and family management has entered and subscribed 100% of the capital of PSH 2010, SLU, the new company which will continue with the activity of the former...
Taking place just prior to the 2009 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in Las Vegas, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals® (APSP) will offer two advanced educational programs designed especially for pool/spa builders and service company professionals. Making up the APSP Career...
During the last 15 years Praher/Peraqua has been very successful on the Middle East market. To offer better delivery service and technical support to its clients, the company opened a new office in Sharjah (Dubai) in March 2009.
See you at Aquanale — the International Trade fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience — which will take place 28th to 31st October 2009 in Cologne ! This year Aquanale is the only international swimming pool and sauna trade fair in Germany.
Pentair Water Pool has announced its new logistics platform is fully operational. As part of the reorganization put in place during the last years, the company has invested in a new and more modern logistic centre to improve its logistics.
The BSV, Idegis, Monarch Pool Systems, Natural Chlor and Zodiac Pool Ibérica companies have founded the Association of Salt Electrolyser Manufacturers (AFESE) in Spain.
In order to answer the continuous interest in its products, the Italian company Pool’s decided to strengthen its staff with the nomination of Tommaso Casalgrandi as Export Area Manager for Europe and North Africa. This evolution in its organization allows Pool’s, already present in many...
Come and meet the EuroSpaPoolNews.com team at the Barcelona International Swimming Pool and Spa Exhibition - Hall 3 Booth G768 – 20 to 23 October.
The 6th annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC™) kicks off in less than a month. This must-attend event features 2 keynote presentations, 6 educational tracks, 47 seminars and roundtables, in 2 days. Can't attend in person? We bring the conference to your own computer! Sign up for...
The swimming-pools and wellness market in Romania has developed considerably during last few years. Several companies who are active in the field of designing, construction, installation and maintenance of swimming pools, saunas, spas as well as sale of swimming pool equipments and accessories have...
The swimming pool and wellness sector continues to be dynamic, despite the current economic climate and this will be reflected in the coming Piscina BCN show which, the 20th to the 23rd of October, will showcase new trends and products 480 companies, over 60% of them foreign, 34 countries
The IMMERSTAR immersion detection alarm, developed and manufactured by French Company ACIS, has just been certified compliant to the new French standard NF P90-307-1 April 2009 (to be implemented by April 15, 2009) by the LNE (National Tests Laboratory). It is currently the only alarm on the...
the 15th April 2009, the new French standard NF P 90-307-1 applies to pool alarms for the immersion and perimetric detection by optical beams. These systems, characterized in this new standard, are used, among others, in the framework of the obligations prescribed by the 3 January 2003 law
Aqualie 2009 will bring110 French and international exhibitors together for its 3rd event. The show takes place on 1 and 2 December, 2009 at the Parc Floral in Paris, and will present a complete panorama of products on the market: design and running of aquatic and well-being centres, construction,
The Florim italian company presents the ORGANIZER at the offices of Fiorano Modenese. The exhibition area has a space called Organizer and a showroom dedicated to the Floor Gres, Rex and Cerim brand names.
A beautiful summer, which has been extended for the month of September, favours the requests for quotation for constructing swimming-pools. The professionals' stocks of equipments and products have been reduced. Enterprises have regained confidence.
Sun, 27th International Exhibition of Outdoor Products, design, furniture and accessories will be held in Rimini 8 to 10 October 2009. Like every year a pavilion (C1) is dedicated to the world of pool and spa. Among the exhibitors can be found A. di Arcobaleno, Artesian Spas, Castiglione Relax...
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Sales for 1 January - 30 June reach 320 million and EBITDA 37.9 million. In line with the company's forecast, sales during the second quarter were much improved compared to those of the first, reaching 196.6 million Euros, 14.7% less than in 2008.