The latest news for pool and spa professionals

The company Océazur has been a specialist in the maintenance and renovation of swimming pools for many years. Its widespread network of affiliated members provides extensive coverage throughout France. For a reasonable and flexible joining fee (school-leavers pay less), the company offers new...
After more than half a year of reconstruction, a new and expanded showroom for spas created by USSPA, the first Czech spa producer, was reopened. The showroom is located in the company’s headquarters in Dolní Dobrouč, right in the factory, where the models are produced but also designed and...
October 20 to 23 of 2009, Piscina BCN opens itself to the world of sports and recreational facilities, both public and private. It is an initiative that will serve as a meeting point for professionals in the sector. In Barcelona, a city that stands for sports worldwide.
Monmouthshire-based Oyster Pools and Leisure carried off the Peter Geekie award for retail excellence at the recent annual SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association) awards, presented during the Spatex trade show in Brighton in February.
The company OCEDIS, run by President Claude HARDY, has just subscribed to an increase in capital of EURO 1,900,000, bringing its current capital to EURO 2,050,000. The company’s financial structure is now in line with its turnover, which has been steadily increasing since the foundation of the...
In timing with the new 2009 season, International Caratti is having a revamp, starting with its new logo: new graphics, new font and new colours that accurately reflect the further drive and passion of the company. Forty years of uninterrupted business activity in Europe in the pool sector have
Procopi launches an idea as effective as original: to make available personalized marketing campaigns to its customers, allowing them to exploit their commercial database. The principle is very simple...
Last March, the Latham International group - which owns the brands Pacific Pools, Fort Wayne Pools, Kafko, Triac, Coverstar and Viking Pools – was visited at its head office in Latham (close to Albany, state of New York) by Sirs Jean Louis Albouy and Benoît Rivière...
After being successful at the Lyon show and the Vegas show last November, the Covana Cover is one of the main innovations for 2009. The increasing success in North-America has driven its manufacturer to offer this product to Europe with the last generation model including exclusive new features.
One of the largest association of manufacturers and traders of swimming pool and spa enclosures welcomed a new director.
EMOTION SPA Magazine N°13 Spring edition, bilingual French/English, has been issued. 112 pages devoted to the international actuality of Spa and the Wellbeing.
The Czech manufacturer of spas USSPA launches a brand new version of its Web site. The modern, elegant and dynamic presentation allows an easier and clear browsing. The whole architecture as well as the graphic charter were reworked in order to help the future purchasers
Procopi UK recently hosted a trip to its Brittany manufacturing plants for a number of UK pool dealers. The visit was designed to raise the profile of Procopi UK’s product range and demonstrate the quality of manufacture. The visit began at Guingamp with a tour around the injection and extrusion...
With its original and innovative design, the solar pool heater "Modul" the German manufacturer SOLAR-RIPP® succeeded in one of the most renowned and hardest international design competitions worldwide: the red dot award. In the product design competition, it was awarded the “red dot”
Fluidra continues to bet on the Asian market. The Spanish multinational group, which specialises in the development of applications for the sustainable use of water, has opened a regional branch in Thailand, strategically located in a business park only 5 km Bangkok international airport.
The American company Coast Spas has just appointed a new Regional Sales Manager. David LUCIANO is now responsible for providing Dealer sales and training support to Coast Spas Dealers in the Western United States. He brings more than 17 years of industry experience to this position.
Hydropool is committed to being a leading edge environmentally friendly manufacturer and is the only one in the world that produces carbon-neutral hot tub and swim spa. A partnership with Livclean Corp has just been finalized to enable the company
Cal Spas announced today that it has launched a yearlong celebration to mark its 30th anniversary in the spa and home resort products industry. As part of the celebration, a 30th anniversary logo will appear on all marketing, advertising and public relations activity and serve as a focal point
SCP UK decided to change the way in which they presented their product ranges for 2009. Instead of attending the Trade Exhibition in Brighton they chose this year to present their products, along with the support of their major suppliers, at a local Hotel in Gatwick, over a 3 day period in January.
Last December, the French company CLAIR AZUR, distributor in France of the Hydropool brand, presented an exclusive at the Pool and Spa Event in Paris - a new system for programming the dispensing of well-being treatments for spas. Laurent BESSON, Director General of the company, told us
On 20 January 2009, ITT Corporation announced an agreement with Balboa Water Group to sell HydroAir USA and HydroAir Denmark as per 1. March 2009. Within the framework of Balboa Water Group, the company shall be operating under the name of HydroAir International, a Division of Balboa Water Group.
Hydropool Industries, Canadian manufacturer of spas, has just celebrated its 30 years in the business. As he was passing through Europe, we took this opportunity to interview Cédric Noslier, the new Territory Development Europe Manager for the brand, who is looking for new partners to complete its...
After the successful launch of the combined salt/pH POOLSQUAD®, POOL TECHNOLOGIE, represented by its director Philippe Girard, now presents the JUSTSALT® in the United States.
Preserving the environment has always been a priority for SCP, which is currently working with its main suppliers to develop products which have a low energy consumption level.
Depuis le 1er septembre dernier Flexinox a rejoint Filinox pour ne former plus qu’une seule compagnie, Filinox-Flexinox S.A., dans l’optique d’unifier les synergies des deux organisations.
Bringing together for the first time three shows within a single event, the major worldwide rendez-vous for the pool sector has asserted its relevance, both in terms of number of exhibitors and visitors attending the event and also by the quality of the contacts made.
SCP Pool Corporation, leader mondial de la distribution et de l'équipement de piscines et spas, a choisi le Salon Mondial de la Piscine et du Spa de Lyon pour annoncer sa toute récente acquisition, avec le rachat de la société espagnole PROPLAS PLASTICOS signé à Madrid le 31 octobre dernier.
Stéphane Barralis, founder and CEO of Clair’Azur, is going forward: he has now become Hydropool’s VP of Sales and Marketing - Europe, and is operating out of Hydropool’s headquarters in Toronto (Canada).
Calorex Heat Pumps has reaffirmed its top level manufacturing pedigree with the confirmation it has achieved the ISO 9001 benchmark, the standard for quality management systems worldwide.
Founded in 1973, Nordique France celebrates 35 years in the French market. The company name reflects the Swedish origin of M. Erik von Kantzow, who brought the Nordic spirit into the country where he decided to live.
SCP Europe launches its new Export department. It will cater exclusively to the European subsidiaries' contacts that reside outside of the five countries in which SCP is already present, namely the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
SCP Pool Corporation, the worldwide leader in Swimming Pool Products, celebrates their first 10 years in Europe (1998-2008). Founded in New Orleans (USA) in 1980, it has grown in stature and kept on developing its international market coverage.
The 2nd User Conference of the Wellness branch was held last 14 October in Stuttgart. This discussion forum, which proved to be a real success, was organized by the company Lux Elements and gathered 65 of its customers, originating 30 countries on all continents.
Hayward Industries, Inc., a market leader in swimming pool and flow control products, today announces the acquisition of Cat Controllers, Inc. a leading manufacturer of automatic water quality management systems for residential and commercial swimming pools, spas, water parks and other water...
Turkish manufacturer Tum Plastik Ltd. started its activities in 1971 as supplier of plastic components to main industries. Today, the company is the leader of its country in terms of design, production and sales of equipment including pumps, ball valves, butterfly, checkvalves, unions,...
MAAX® Spas has announced that it will no longer manufacture spas and hot-tubs under the Coleman® Spas by MAAX brand name and that the line of models will now be known as MAAX® Spas.
Hayward Industries, Inc. today announces the acquisition of Summit Pool Heaters, a major Canadian heat pump manufacturer.
On 29th February more than 200 people participated in the inauguration of the new buildings of head-office of SCP France and the SCP branch in Rodez. On this occasion, clients and suppliers had the opportunity to visit the new sites.
Ecology is a major concern these days. That is the reason why Pentair Water Pool & Spa™ has decided to go green and will introduce the Eco ™ Brand for their environmentally friendly products during the Lyon Pool show 2008.
Procopi S.A., the French multi-specialist manufacturer of pool equipment and spas, has just signed a partnership agreement with Tanseeq L.L.C., part of the Proscape group in the United Arab Emirates.
Proteus is strengthening its European development with the creation of an export management position held by Claudio Bonfanti. He will be in charge of the European distributors network, particularly in France, where it is directed by Julien Herrise and is already comprised of about twenty members. met Rosalba Boaretto, Manager of the Swimming Pools Business Unit of FLAG Soprema Group, one of the world leaders in the manufacturing of synthetic surfaces for waterproofing purposes mainly destined to the following sectors – underground works – plumbing works and...
Cemi, market leader in the sector of water parks and wellness centres both in Italy and abroad, opens the 2008 year with a great event: the inauguration of “ELDORADO”, 45 000 m² dedicated to entertainment, wellness and health, studied and realized by Cemi.
AstralPool, which belongs to the holding company Fluidra, has launched a new facility in October 2008. The new offices are located in the Leshegy industrial zone of the city of Szigetszentmiklos, very near to Budapest, Hungary.
The owners of the new premium Hotel "Las Playitas" in Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, decided to have solar heating installed by Solar-Ripp to keep the 2 000 m3 of water in their Olympic training pool at a constant 25 to 26 C°.
The complete unit called Swim Spa XL and Combi Spa including the new cover structure with lifter USSPA was nominated at this year's International building fair in Brno, Czech Republic.
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Present in Portugal since 2001, the SCP - Poolcorp group demonstrates its willingness to pursue growth in the Iberian peninsula by opening its 3rd location in Santo Tirso, near Porto.
Swimming-pools under the aegis of the letter Z: manufacturing and managing swimming-pools. Europool Italia, a company belonging to the Zodiac group, presents the preview of the Zodiac Days’09 initiative, a training course dedicated to swimming-pool experts split into 10 different courses held in...
Astral’s temporary Skypool was used as the swimming pool in the wet-leisure area of the recent Leisure Industry Week exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham for the fourth year running.
For Gruppo Piscine Castiglione/Myrtha Pool guidelines are crucial. It is not only a matter of traditional training. The swimming-pool sector is in fact based on technical foundations, and requires special competences including technico-commercial engineers, technical designing abilities and last...
Australasia’s top eco-friendly pools announced.The first national Environmental Awards for the swimming pool industry have been presented at a gala dinner on the Gold Coast by SPLASH! magazine. Entries were received every state in Australia and also New Zealand.
SPLASH! has been hailed as the largest ever pool and spa trade show in Australia after breaking all industry records. The 93 exhibitors filled two halls of the Conrad Jupiters on the Gold Coast, totalling 1360 square-metres of floorspace.
Interbad 2008, which will take place 15 to 18 October for the first time at the new Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, Europe’s most modern trade fair grounds, will provide first-class presentations and an abundance of knowledge to a high standard in the congresses taking place parallel to the event.
All of the key plaiers in the swimming pool, spa and aquafun industry will be present at PISCINE - AQUALIE - WELLGREEN, 18-21 November 2008 - Eurexpo-Lyon
RENOLIT membranes were in attendance at the aquatic events in Beijing. In close collaboration with the clients A&T Italy and Europool China, RENOLIT Ibérica participated in the refurbishment of the Ying Tung Natatorium in the Chinese capital.
AstralPool recently installed two hydromassage hot tubs and a stainless steel pool at the O2 Centro Wellness in Alicante, a new 4,200-metre centre that opened in 2007.
The Dutch Dolphin is up to speed and after a couple of strokes he taps the side. Pieter van den Hoogenband trains in his own pool. Normally he does so at the brand new Dutch National Swimming center in Eindhoven
Coast Spas Manufacturing announces the appointment of International Sales Representative, Lorna Schouten.
News Interbad which, according to the organizers, expects more than 420 companies, 15 to 18 October 2008.
Neokem and SNTE, the holdings in the WATER division at Fluidra dedicated to water treatment have a new General Manager, Jesús Serra, January on.
The opening of this branch corresponds to the group’s international expansion strategy in emerging markets and of bringing its distribution closer to the clients.
Latham International, via its European arm PPE, has consolidated its position in Europe by opening new offices and recruiting Magali Delamotte...
Interview with Ulrich Kromer, Managing Director of Messe Stuttgart, on the subject of Interbad, the swimming pool, sauna and spa trade fair being held in Stuttgart 15th to 18th October 2008.
As part of its expansion abroad, Art Deco Piscine has formed a partnership with Philippe Bernadoy in Alicante. Philippe has lived in Spain for a number of years...
Dimension One Spas’ Amore Bay comfortably accommodates up to 7 persons and stands out the crowd because of its distinct massage areas, including a multi-level playground in which everyone can move about freely.
On 7th April, SCP Europe and Nextpool groups signed an assignment agreement concerning 100% of the titles of manufacturing unit of liners and SOFI covers that belong to SCP Europe.
After the inauguration of a subsidiary in the United Kingdom in January 2008 followed by another in West Indies in February, the new South Lyon Procopi branch will be inaugurated in less than two months.
Pacific Spas Inc., one of the world’s leading Canadian spa manufacturers based in Surrey, British Columbia, has announced the appointment of three new distributors for their spa line. Following a number of key international meetings, Pacific Spas has appointed...
The 9th FINA 25 m World Swimming Championships, for which AstralPool is an official provider, have ended with an absolute success: 18 world records were set. The Manchester Evening News Arena, known for being a large concert venue, housed the Championships, which took place April 9 to 13. This year...
MAREVA celebrated its 25th anniversary on 29th February surrounded by a hundred or so guests, partners, suppliers, journalists and local representatives.
The company, which will now be known under the name Certikin Italia, will consolidate the leadership of the Spanish multinational as a leader in distribution within the Italian market.
3 to 5 March, Mondial Piscine met all its partners-counsels for its annual seminar in the presence of its Chairman Michel Morin. Its Belgian, Luxembourgian, Swiss, Portuguese and Spanish partners, too, came over for the meeting.
Messe Stuttgart and VNU Exhibitions Asia organise spin-off of the leading trade fair ‘interbad’ in Asia / A successful combination of trade fair and congress. ‘interbath China’ will take place in Shanghai 11 to 13 June 2008. At the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC), the...
Hydro Sud Direct network of pool designers offers its clients the possibility of buying online. Its objective is to provide an excellent level of services for purchases made on the site: After-sales service, guarantee, technical advice…
Residents in a luxury apartment block in Manchester can now enjoy a swim in a stunning black pool on the eighteenth floor, thanks to Astralpool’s modular Skypool system.
Certikin International has signed an agreement with German manufacturer RivieraPool to distribute the company’s one-piece pools exclusively in the UK.
The specialist pool and spa products manufacturer Procopi has created a UK subsidiary based in Kent in South-East England.
Sylvia Monfort, General Manager of SCP Europe, has been appointed to the Board of SCP UK in a leadership capacity with effect January 2008.
The company will install two temporary pools with a total of two million litres of water at the very popular concert venue : Barcelona, 11 January 2008- AstralPool will install the main pools for the 9th FINA World 25 m Swimming Championships, to be held in Manchester (England) 9 to 13 April 2008.
SCP is leader in the field of pool and Spa distribution and it is also an exclusive distributor of Hayward, Arch and Latham brands in the Iberian Peninsula.
Spa & Home is first published in 2007 und is addressed to the private owner or interested persons of pools and Wellness-accessoires, but also to hotels and spa-professionals.