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Eastern Europe, Latin America and the exhibitors, even more useful in today’s
Middle East have become key targets for difficult economic situation.
the big European exhibitions. “One of the innovations of the show is
Isabel Piñol, Director of the the dates when it will be held, from
International Swimming Pool Exhibition Tuesday to Friday, and not including
in Barcelona said the 2009 event had a Saturday. On the last day, the exhibition
bigger international presence than ever will be open to the public.
before – which highlighted a world trade Another new item is the first Latin
opportunity. American Congress of Sports and Leisure
She said Eastern Europe, Russia and Centres. This is the first European meeting
Scandinavia were now very strong of professionals from more than 20 Latin
emerging markets for the pool industry American countries.
as well as the more traditional interest “The aim of this congress is to establish a
from the Middle East. forum concerning the development of sports
“We have had an intense promotion and leisure centres.
campaign overseas and will have visitors “Another innovation of the exhibition is
from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, that new sectors have been incorporated,
United Arab Emirates, Iran, Jordan, such as sports and leisure centres, including
Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Syria and design, building, materials, etc.; and safety
Turkey, plus others. equipment, such as barriers, alarms, etc.
“The world economic slowdown affects Other sectors have been extended, such as
both directly and indirectly all levels of lighting, which also includes sound systems
the economy, and obviously Piscina BCN and acoustics; products related to the
will be a reflection of the industry. surroundings of swimming pools such as
ABOVE: Show director Isobel Pinol: “The
However, we are optimistic about the furniture, accessories, complements,
2009 show will reflect the interest from all
exhibition as it is an essential tool for landscaping, etc.” over the world”
HEATSAVER AT PISCINA daily basis, Heatsavr forms a
Heatsaver is again exhibiting at Barcelona monomolecular layer on the pool surface,
to promote the unique Heatsavr and whenever it is sufficiently calm, which
Ecosavr liquid pool cover systems for significantly cuts evaporative heat loss
visitors said they would be back at the which they are Western European and with indoor pools, reduces the cost
next show.” distributors. Dosed into the pool on a of air treatment.
In addition to the show’s traditional
exhibitors – which include swimming pools;
physical and chemical water treatment;
wellness, fitness, spas and hydrotherapy BARCELONA BECKONS FOR GOLDEN COAST
baths; covers; and purification (filters and Through its involvement with Essentials, the swimming pool and spa accessory company
pumps), among other products, new which it represents in the UK, Golden Coast is exhibiting at Piscina. Sharing a stand, the
sectors have been incorporated, such as companies will be promoting the latest additions to the ‘Essential’ range, whilst Golden
safety equipment and sports and Coast will also be available to promote its full range of activities for the UK and Europe.
recreational facilities. The latter is a “This will be a first for us,” said Jamie Adams, Managing Director of Golden Coast.
growing sector due to the increasing “Recently, we have been receiving more enquiries from Europe and our link with Essentials
interest in sport, health and wellness. provides an ideal opportunity for us to support them at Piscina 2009 and to promote the
The show will host the first Ibero- full range of products and services we can provide.”
American Congress on Sports and
Recreational Facilities, organised by
ASOFAP and the Asociación
Iberoamericana de Instalaciones BOWMAN LAUNCHES NEW HEAT EXCHANGER
Deportivas y Recreativas, AIA-idyr. This Heat exchange specialists EJ Bowman are and costs whilst heating pools quickly,
congress will bring together professionals launching a new Titanium Heat Exchanger using boilers, heat pumps or solar panels.
from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. in Barcelona. Also on show will be a Bowman Sales Manager, Jamie Pratt said,
The show will also be hosting the stainless steel version suitable for the “We are expecting major sales growth
Piscina Barcelona awards for exhibitors. aquatic market. Titanium is an ideal from the new additions which we are
Just like at the last event, it is divided material for swimming pool heat excited to be showing at Piscina.” He
into two categories: the first is given for exchangers as it is impervious to continued, “The new titanium and
the best technological innovation and the fluctuations in pH levels. Units are stainless steel units are equally suited to
second specific award which, this year, manufactured to proven designs for spas as well as the aquatic market.”
will go to the best safety proposal. These optimum heat transfer – saving energy Bowman can offer worldwide sales
awards are judged by a technical panel of support from extensive stock levels and is
professionals. spn looking to expand its European network
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