The latest news for pool and spa professionals

It is less than 3 months before the curtain rises on the 23rd edition of  SPATEX 2019, the wet leisure Industry’s spectacular at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.The stage is set for a vibrant and engaging event bursting with NEW exhibitors, NEW products and NEW seminar topics. It promises to be the...
Are there manufacturers that not only demonstrate their products, but also their corporate entrepreneurial vision, innovative spirit and versatility? That have a flair for new topics and developments, and with all the enjoyment of new design, and do not lose sight of the tried and tested?...
Pleatco, LLC, a leader in pool and spa filtration products, with longtime co-sponsors GENESIS® and the National Swimming Pool Foundation®, today announced the winners of the 2018 Perfect Pool Guy and Gal Search!  The annual Pleatco PoolGuy/Gal Search is an innovative way to honor the...
What does this change for resellers?  Well, nothing ... and everything too! In fact, the Procopi offer does not change - the same quality of products and services that have been appreciated over many years.  The sales strategy does not change either, with partner contacts and close relationships...
In the very competitive tourist environment in France and abroad, the landscaping and maintenance of a swimming pool in a tourist establishment is of strategic importance. The layouts of pools and spas will play a vital role in the growth of tourist establishments!
The German CHEMOFORM group, specialised in public and private pool maintenance and treatment, and the FIJA Group, specialists in the production and distribution of equipment for public and private pools have announced their merger that will take effect at the end of the year.
2018 has been the year of a thousand and one facets. Between the surprises caused by changes in weather, the vicissitudes of the financial market and a world that seems to go faster and faster, the causes for concern are not lacking.  And yet it is a time to rejoice!
Plastipack Ltd has been awarded the 2018 Institute of Physics Business Innovation Award for the development of EnergyGuard™ Selective Transmission material in collaboration with the University of Surrey. The award recognises Plastipack’s excellence in innovation, delivering significant...
Le JUSTE LIEN Special LYON, distributed at Piscine Global Europe in Lyon from 13 to 16 November 2018, is in preparation! A big edition will be waiting for you at the most important trade exhibition this year, the Piscine Global Europe.
Not only the digital world changes dramatically. Also, the Tintometer®-family with its head office in Dortmund alters rapidly. That is now reflecting In the brand-new website of the German company group. On www.lovibond.com the Lovibond® products for Water Testing and Colour Measurement are...
The second edition of TECNOVA PISCINAS 2019, the Technology and Innovation Trade Show for Aquatic Installations, organized by IFEMA and taking place from February 26 to March 1, 2019 at the Feria de Madrid, is raising great excitement within the industry.
NESPA inducted its 2018-2019 Board of Directors at the Association’s Annual Membership Meeting this past September. The following members of the Executive Committee for the association were sworn into office.
The new strategic cooperation between Peraqua Austria and Chemia Brugg Switzerland is offering the overall Swiss pool industry access to the high end Smart Pool Technology range of Peraqua and Praher Austria.
For the seventh year in a row, Polin Waterparks' innovative King Cobra waterslide has been honored by Kirmes & Park Revue magazine and fifth time in seven years, it earned the "First Place European Star Award" in the category of "Best Waterslide in Europe." Polin is honored by King Cobra's impact...
Myrtha Pools has been part of the requalification of the renowned Hotel La Palma, a 4 star hotel located in an extremely central area of Stresa, on one of the most beautiful and trendy lakefronts of the Maggiore lake. The hotel was recently renovated to offer its guests cosy and refined areas, and...
BISHTA issues the following advice regarding wood-fired (Scandinavian-type) hot tubs, as they are not considered suitable for ‘business settings’ (e.g. holiday parks and rentals) unless they are going to be drained and cleaned at least every 3 to 5 hours, depending on the water source used.
Procopi, recently acquired by the BWT Group, held the BWT POOL DAYS, on the 25th, 26th and 27th of September at its Procopi agency in Trappes, near Paris – an agency located close to their professional clients and that also includes a show-room presenting their products and an international...
Beside the functional high-end equipment, soft factors such as greenery, light and acoustics play a significant role in creating the perfect environment for maximum well-being for all the senses. The interior design and architects' office Schienbein+Pier GbR from Stuttgart is specialised in the...
Anti Wave is proud to announce that its competition swimming, water polo, pool deck and pool programming equipment have been selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games aquatic competition and training facility located on the Gold Coast, Australia.
More than fifty pool professionals participated at the inauguration of the new Niveko production site in Uherský Brod, Czech Republic. Guests came form Germany, UK, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Luxembourg.
As the long hot days of summer turn to the mellow hues of autumn and the out of office replies get fewer in number, thoughts turn to SPATEX 2019. It’s been a belter of a summer, with no summer to touch it for a very long time – for those who can remember it, 1976 to be precise.
Hayward Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial pool equipment and industrial flow control products, today announced it has signed a definitive Purchase Agreement to acquire Paramount Leisure Industries, Inc. The transaction is expected to close...
The Technology and Innovation Trade Show for Aquatic Installations, TECNOVA PISCINAS 2019, is being organised by IFEMA. Its second edition will take place between 26 February and 1 March next year at Feria de Madrid, and it continues to enjoy broad support by major players in the pool industry.
Unspoilt bathing pleasure with the aid of optimum water treatment: interbad 2018 shows the latest developments. For many people, bathing, splashing and swimming are a natural part of any holiday, sporting or leisure experience. In Germany alone, according to estimates from the German Association...
For its third edition, French magazine dedicated to the French market of Commercial Pools and Spas (Spécial COLLECTIVITES) promises to be even richer in hot topics and news about the latest products.  Published once a year, it will be released in September 2018. If you want to target this French...
Following another successful year, Golden Coast, is expanding its purchasing team. Abby Fletcher has joined the team at their Barnstaple headquarters in the role of Purchasing Administrator. Golden Coast managing director Jamie Adams said of the appointment: “Though she’s not been with us...
Pellikaan Construction, one of Europe’s leading leisure centre specialists, has chosen to include EVA Optic LEDs, which are available exclusively through Golden Coast, within the lighting design of its new multi-million pound leisure centre project at Waltham Abbey in Essex. Having completed...
An insight into the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards from Sallie Leslie-Golding (PR & Marketing Manager – BISHTA and SPATA). Even when business is good, and turnover is healthy, you should never stop marketing your business, and this is where the strength of the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards can...
PERAQUA Austria will exhibit the overall & newest PRAHER SWIMMINGPOOL VALVE RANGE at the POOL Pro booth this year at the Splash show in Australia, from August 1st to 2nd.
Fluidra and  Zodiac have closed their merger, which was announced in November 2017. The combined company will keep the Fluidra name and remain listed on the Spanish stock exchange.
The 15th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) will feature keynote speakers, sessions, and a new track, all designed to create growth for professionals in all segments of the aquatic industry.  The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), a Colorado Springs non-profit organization,...
When it comes to corporate communications, KLAFS, among the market leaders in the sauna, pool and spa sector, continues to value experience and broad journalistic expertise.  Starting July 1, Benno Kirschenhofer, 41, will act as Corporate Communications advisor working in the company headquarters...
Buoyed by the success of this year's exhibition, where the organisers were rewarded with an 8.5 per cent increase in visitor numbers, the SPATEX Team are preparing for the next Show. There is no shortage of new ideas to keep the Show fresh and relevant, and heralding the start of the new campaign...
Mr. Eng. Thomas Pachner will strengthen the Technical Export Sales Team from Peraqua Austria from now on. He'll be mainly responsible for Western European Areas, such as Benelux, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal and UK.  Furthermore he'll be responsible for new business development and technical...
Published in French with 6,000 copies sent to pool and spa professionals in France and French overseas departments, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, ... Special PROS, the magazine for the pool and spa professions, deals with information relating to these sectors: new products, the...
Four years ago, CCEI chose to establish itself in Canada, with a view to certifying its pool equipment designed specifically for this specialized market. Its subsidiary CCEI Inc. now well established in the maple leaf country, plans to storm the US market in 2019.
2018 promises to be a very good year for Piscine Global Europe, which will be blowing out 40 candles this year! From 13th to 16th November, the international trade show will set up camp over 28,000 m² at Eurexpo-Lyon, to welcome 600 exhibitors, 60% of whom come from abroad, and 18,000 visitors...
With Calorex being such a well-known and reliable brand in the UAE, contractors Desert Leisure Group contacted them to be part of this project of man-made mixed-use island in Dubai. Their swimming pool heater chillers were selected for all 13 swimming pools, a total of 22 machines.
Certikin Sales Director, Richard Way and NIVEKO CEO Šimon Janča, shake hands after signing a contract making Certikin International the exclusive distributor of the brand in the UK. Established in 1995, Czech Republic-based NIVEKO is regarded as a home of premium quality one-piece pools,...
Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) Chief Executive Officer Elena Gosse has been appointed to two major positions with the nation’s swimming pool and spa industry peak body, the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Australia (SPASA). Elena has been nominated for a two-year tenure as a Director...
As of 1 June, 2018 the Calorex website has changed its name to danthermgroup.co.uk with all Dantherm Group UK digital marketing and social media accounts linking to this site. Since Calorex became part of the Dantherm Group in January 2016 the UK has been a leading force in selling all four brands...
Millions of Americans will soon head to their local swimming pool, but a new survey finds that many swimmers aren’t aware they might be wading into potential health risks at the pool. The annual Healthy Pools survey, conducted by the Water Quality & Health Council, found that 63 percent of...
The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) announced today that Silvia Uribe has been promoted to Director of Education, effective immediately.  In her new role, Uribe will be responsible for developing and growing APSP University’s certification programs and the overall strategic...
The World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will provide unique opportunities for industry leaders to network and learn. The 15th Annual WAHC will be hosted October 10-12, 2018, at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina. New this year, the WAHC will be broadcast to six additional...
We announced it in our recent issue of the magazine Le JUSTE LIEN Special BENELUX; a new self-service agency was preparing its opening in Temse (Antwerp) in Belgium.  This second FLUIDRA agency set up in the low country will serve its Flemish and Dutch professional customers in pool equipment.
As of May 16, onboarding has begun for David Atencio, new Executive Director of The Pool, Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance). Eileen Benjamin, former Executive Director of The Alliance, stepped down due to unforeseen health concerns. Benjamin and Atencio are actively communicating during this...
An initial trend is already emerging now for interbad 2018: It is a magnet for international exhibitors and visitors. For instance, journalists and industry experts from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Finland and Great Britain took...
Many people underestimate the risks of being in, on, and around the water. Water Safety USA, a consortium of 14 national governmental and non-governmental organizations, announces the 2018 water safety message: “Become Water Competent.” There are three key elements of water competence: water...
SCP UK opened its doors for 2 days in March to host a Wellness Academy in its dedicated Academy Seminar Room and newly created showroom area which will form part of the new Trade Counter being built at the Gatwick Head Office.
Three Myrtha Pools swimming pools. Modern, efficient and environmental-friendly: in the heart of Jerago con Orago, Varese province, the new municipality sport centre Palestra in Acqua Cele Daccò, opened last winter. The facility consists of 3 Myrtha swimming pools that allows the citizens of...
For its 40th anniversary, DIMENSION ONE SPAS made an impact with the launch of its Executive™ spa, in parallel with the many actions taken this year, and gave Frans Luijben - Vice President, International Sales, Marketing and Head of Global Sales Network (except USA and Canada) - the opportunity...
After the commercial success of PoolCop in 2017 and with the market growth for connect automation technology firmly assured, the automated pool management system raises more and more interest! The most recent was that of Dominik GRAF, CEO of Dryden Aqua, who has just agreed a long term partnership...
Mille Örnmark, you have just been appointed President of EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations), can you remind us how many countries are now part of EUSA?    
Pentair introduces their new mobile app – PIP Scanner – created to ease the daily activities for the pool professionals. Its goal: to enhance the selling and servicing of Pentair’s TradeGrade line of products.
Although the mobile deck was first launched as a protection for small pools in limited spaces, it has earned its place as an aesthetic accomplishment and has now even become very trendy. Several manufacturers offer models that seem similar, where the differences lie in their technicality, quality...
On the 9th of April a fire took place in Pentair's Herentals factory (Belgium). The fire was limited to a small part of the factory mainly impacting their Pool Production department’s fumes exhausting system. As of today the production lines are back in a normal operational mode with the...
Anti Wave announces that their competition swimming, water polo and pool deck and pool programming equipment have been selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games aquatic facility located on the Gold Coast, Australia - The Opus Aquatic Centre.
Fluidra recently entered into a business partnership with FITT, an Italian company specialised in developing and manufacturing water-conveyance pipes designed for the pool and spa sector. The agreement entails an exclusive distribution licence in Spain and Portugal for the innovative patented FITT...
Thanks to SCP's strong partnership with PoolCop since the last 4 years, 2017 saw an increase in the number of swimming pool automation system installations throughout Europe. If one may recall, with PoolCop Evolution the pool is connected, allowing both unrestricted management and significant...
With each new edition, the trade show brings a host of new products and activities.  The 2018 edition will be strongly oriented towards the art of living, customer experience and digital. Approaches that are fully in tune with the times and particularly effective for understanding our market!
It is THE big issue of the first semester, and the last one to be published to start THE season! A special edition dedicated to NEW POOL AND SPA PRODUCTS, printed in 8,000 copies will be sent to professionals across Europe in April.
End of January 2018 more then 150 Peraqua Partners from over 15 countries took part in this perfectly organized event in Upper Austria. This time Peraqua has rented a complete castle in a very rural and hilly area next to the head office of Peraqua Austria. A perfect location for more then 9...
This edition published in German, Italian and French will be full of new products and news from the pool and spa sector. This special edition is sent to 1,000 copies to professionals in Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein, as well as neighboring French, German and Italian departments.
Marquis® Dealers from around the world gathered in Salem, Oregon to attend the University of Marquis 2018 International Dealer Event at the Salem Convention Center on February 19th, 20th and 21st. Dealers attended educational sessions during the day with banquets, entertainment and awards at...
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces that S.R. Smith has renewed its platinum level partnership through 2018.  The platinum level partner sponsorship is the premier corporate sponsorship level for APSP.  S.R. Smith, based in Canby, Oregon, is a worldwide leader of...
It is called “Taastrup Svømmehal” the new pool in Høje-Taastrup, a Danish municipality of 50,000 people, a few minutes from the center of Copenhagen. The pool is built near the Taastrup Idræts Centre, a modern fitness and sport center, consisting of 12 football and tennis fields,...
Darlly Europe and Zodiac are delighted to announce the appointment of Darlly Europe as European distributor for the Nature2 range of products, which comes into immediate affect. With this new distribution, one of the European leaders of OEM and after-market pool and spa filters, expands its water...
Piscine Global Europe, the international swimming pool and wellness exhibition, will open its doors to all the professionals of the sector from 13 to 16 November 2018 at Eurexpo in Lyon, France. The next edition of the show, leading show in its sector, will resolutely shine the spotlight on the...
Connected objects are now a commercial reality. There is no doubt about it. The revenue generated in the swimming pool sector thanks to these objects is growing very quickly. However, business opportunities offered by the Internet of Things are still little known.  Distribution networks,...
Winners of the 2018 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards have been revealed at the industry gala evening, held during SPATEX at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (on 30th January). The Industry Gala Evening brings together BISHTA and SPATA (the two UK industry trade associations) in a joint event to highlight...
PENTAIR has developed the TradeGrade family of products to be sold exclusively by pool professional VIPs (brick-and-mortar retailers, pool builders and pool service professionals) and not online.
The Italian pool exhibition, which will celebrate its tenth edition in 2018, will be held in a vibrant and multifunctional space focused on the research, innovation and growth of this industry. Returning to the heart of the Bologna Exhibition Centre, the 2018 ForumPiscine will be presented in a...
The Wet Leisure Survey was launched in 2011 on the initiative of Golden Coast in association with the BSPF (the British Swimming Pool Federation) inviting every business working in the wet leisure industry to respond to few online questions.
Each year, the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA) holds an awards event to celebrate the fantastic work of the National Association members. The European Pool & Spa Awards are usually held at different pool and spa exhibitions across Europe and the 2017 event is the fifth...
The Belgian manufacturer of automatic pool covers, OASE, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The company in Proven (Belgium), led today by its Chairman, Frédéric Claeys, is one of the most experienced European suppliers in the field of swimming pool technology. ‘The designer of...
In recognition of his exceptional customer commitment, Adam Clark has been appointed Golden Coast’s Sales Director. Since joining Golden Coast in 2012, the former Sales Manager has demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the company, as well as its customers.  
SPLASH! which is held every two years, prepares to return to the Gold Coast once again for the Pool & Spa Trade Show on 1 – 2 August 2018 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.
On the 28th, 29th and 30th of November, the charming seaside resort of Rovinj in Croatia hosted the 4th edition of SCP Europe's Sales Conferences & Vendor Showcase (ISC).  During these three days, the Group's teams, POOLCORP's management, the world's leading manufacturers in the Pool and Wellness...
On 5th September, Hurricane Irma left the Caribbean island of Saint Martin in an unprecedented state of devastation. Procopi French West Indies, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Procopi Group based on the island was severely affected by the cyclone and the looting that followed. After 2 months...
The fifteenth annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will be held October 10-12, 2018, at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina. The WAHC is an extraordinary educational conference for aquatic industry professionals to discuss, learn, and network with like-minded people....
The last SCP Europe Showcase was held from 28 to 30 November in Rovinj, Croatia, a charming seaside resort in Istria. Why in Croatia? Because SCP Europe, which organizes this main Corporate event every 2 years, has just bought in October the Croatian company E Grupa. The latter is a local...
The 28th edition of interbad will open its door from 23 to 26 October 2018. The international trade fair for swimming pools, saunas and spas, which is organised by the German Association for the Recreational and Medicinal Bath Industry (DGfdB) together with Messe Stuttgart, is one of the most...
Don’t be the one who’s left behind! The global wet leisure industry is preparing to gather in the UK at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena at the end of January and it promises to be the best international event EVER! Jump in a car, book a plane or a train and kickstart your year – all roads lead to...
Several issues of Le JUSTE LIEN await you in early 2018 to provide you with regular information on the Pool and Spa industry, and also to enable you to communicate effectively and in a targeted manner…
SCP Pool Portugal won for the third time the European Best Sales Center award, attributed to the agencies of the SCP universe, for the excellent results obtained along this year. SCP Portugal's Director, Filipa Santos, exposes her point of view on the 2017 season.
New year greetings are a delicate exercise each year.  What can one wish for this new year?  And if we look back to all that was positive in 2017 to wish at least the same? At IMC, the year has flown by. And with good reason!
On December 29 of 2017 the merger  deed of the companies KRIPSOL INDUSTRIAL, S.L.U. y KRIPSOL GESTIÓN, S.L.U., SUGAR VALLEY, S.L.U., KRIPSOL IBÉRICA, S.L.U., HAYWARD POOL ACQUISITION, S.L.U., FIBERPOOL INTERNACIONAL, S.L., KRIPSOL HIDRAULICA, S.L.U., KRIPSOL ARAGÓN, S.L.U., KRIPSOL EXPORT,...
The National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ), leading provider of pool operator training in more than 100 countries, is excited to announce an international partnership with the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc. (ORFA), a leading provider of education, training, and...
The Northeast Spa & Pool Association would like to announce the selection of Dominick Mondi as the Executive Director of the Association effective January 22, 2018. This hire is the completion of a months long executive search process.
SCP Pool Portugal won for the third time the European Best Sales Center award, attributed to the agencies of the SCP universe, for the excellent results obtained along this year. This award is the recognition of several factors that culminate in the excellent performance of the Rio de Mouro...
IFEMA is organizing the second edition of the TECNOVA PISCINAS 2019 Exhibition of Technology and Innovation for Aquatic Installations, from 26th February to 1st March 2019, in Hall 5 of the Show.
AQUA SALON- the International Wellness & Spa. Pool and Sauna exhibition of Moscow invites professionals to come and visit and become an exhibitor from 1 to 4 of March 2018 at the Crocus Expo fairground! The 2017 edition of the Moscow Garden Show successfully gathered 50 companies presenting their...
PENTAIR has developed the TradeGrade family of products to be sold exclusively by pool professional VIPs (brick-and-mortar retailers, pool builders and pool service professionals) and not online.
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the Asociación de Profesionales de la Piscina A.C. (APPAC) announce an international partnership, bringing together two respected organizations committed to the advancement of the pool, spa and hot tub industry.
The curtain will soon rise on SPATEX 2018, from Tuesday 30th January to Thursday 1st February. Visitors will find there the famous and popular double seminar and Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE) Workshop programme, which is among the Industry's geatest sources of free knowledge with CPD...
At the end of October Hanovia Limited and Berson Milieutechniek B.V., both part of Halma plc, have merged to create a new unified company providing ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems. Municipal and industrial water treatment customers to benefit from comprehensive product portfolio, increased...
The international exhibitor presence for the UK’s only dedicated wet leisure Exhibition, SPATEX 2018, has grown and, responding to the overwhelming demand for more exhibitor space, the SPATEX team have increased the floorplan, making it an even bigger and bolder show!
The next Wet Leisure Industry Gala Evening, which features the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards hosted annually by BISHTA & SPATA, promises to be even bigger and bolder at SPATEX 2018, as it will also include the presentation of the 2017 European Pool & Spa Awards. The latter will be streamed live...
Dr. Wallace J Nichols presented the 4th Annual Blue Mind Award to Doctor Thomas Lachocki of NSPF at the 14th Annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference held in Denver, Colorado. The Blue Mind Award recognizes an individual and/or organization for efforts that mechanize positive change in their Blue...
With increases of 11% in exhibiting brands, 17% in exhibition space and 9% in the number of visitors – almost half of whom were foreign – compared to 2015, this afternoon Piscina & Wellness Barcelona brings to a close an event defined by the recovery of the Spanish swimming pool market, which...