THE COOL POOL / 23 February 2018

Discover SUP and start to do it in your pool!

Laird Hamilton has surfed monster waves. The biggest and most dangerous there are. Raging waters that can only be reached by helicopter, in inflatable boats or on a water scooter. To reach these milestones when there still weren’t any rules, Hamilton started out by surfing on a board with a paddle to help him improve [...]
THE COOL POOL / 16 February 2018

Tips for illuminating a residential pool

Did you know that a badly designed lighting system can also make a pool unsafe? Would you like to find out how to illuminate one so that the play of light on water can make it even more spectacular? Do you know what the latest trends are? Halogen or LED spotlights? We’ve got the answers! [...]
THE COOL POOL / 18 January 2018

A walk through the complex of magic fountains in Astana

Magic curtains, colored lights, water that moves to the rhythm of music and that shoots up into the sky with the power of a natural geyser. Blasts of flames and amazing shafts of light. The innovative technology behind the fountains in Astana (Kazakhstan) is just one of the latest advances in the complex that staged [...]
THE COOL POOL / 1 January 2018

Meet Guillaume Néry, world freediving champion

With just one breath and using muscle strength only, French freediver Guillaume Néry can plunge to a depth of 410 feet. With his multiple world achievements and through an astonishing combination of elite sport and video art, Néry has promoted the immensity of nature, showing that the human body has an enormous capacity to adapt [...]
THE COOL POOL / 20 December 2017

Prevent your pool water from freezing

Extremely cold weather and surface tension on frozen water can damage pools by cracking the walls and giving rise to irreparable damage in pipes. To stop this, action must be taken before the first frosts. But there is no reason to worry. We’re here to help you fight off the cold just in time! 1. [...]
THE COOL POOL / 14 December 2017

Discover how to dehumidify an indoor pool

If you have a heated indoor pool in your home, remember that it is essential to dehumidify it. This process will help attain humidity levels suitable for breathing comfortably in a warm, enclosed environment, prevent the proliferation of micro-organisms that are a health hazard and reduce the condensation of water vapor, which triggers the deterioration [...]
THE COOL POOL / 12 December 2017

5 key trends of the pool sector in 2018

In 2018, we will swim in pools with transparent sides that will create optical illusions in our gardens. What’s more, next year space restrictions will be less of a concern because pools are becoming more compact to fit inside our homes. Shared pools, conceptual designs and pools able to match our moods will also burst [...]
THE COOL POOL / 5 December 2017

Look after your pool – especially in winter!

The hibernation process is essential to prevent the growth of microorganisms in pool water and becomes a core task in keeping the glass mosaic tiles or liner of the basin in perfect condition. Also, with the arrival of the good weather, it enables a fast start-up of the motor and the systems that integrate it, [...]
THE COOL POOL / 22 November 2017

Piscine Laghetto: relaxing in the water

Sophisticated, minimalist pools stand out in Piscine Laghetto’s catalog with relaxation areas and structures specially designed for enjoying a swim, not only in the garden but also in the home. Would you like to learn more about three models that have become classics in the interior design sector and cutting-edge architectural design? Dolcevita, an above-ground [...]
THE COOL POOL / 25 October 2017

Essential guide for heating your pool

As temperatures fall and autumn approaches, questions often arise about how to heat a pool efficiently. What is the best choice between an electric heater and a heat pump? How can heat be kept in with a pool cover? We will help you to familiarise yourself with the basic systems so that you can start [...]
THE COOL POOL / 25 October 2017

Elite Next, state-of-the-art salt chlorination

At the Piscina & Wellness Barcelona exhibition, held recently in Barcelona, Fluidra’s director of marketing, Albert Lluís, announced that “the pool of our times is smart, interconnected and remotely controlled”. Indeed, today we would like to tell you about the system that won the Innovative Product Award  at this trade fair: Elite Next, a smart [...]
THE COOL POOL / 3 October 2017

Pool heating: the bathing season continues in autumn!

Summer days are coming to an end, but this doesn’t mean that your days in your garden’s pool have to come to an end in September. Do you know how to lengthen the bathing season when it starts to get cold? Would you like to find out how to raise the temperature of your pool [...]
THE COOL POOL / 3 October 2017

Get a VIP pack to visit Piscina & Wellness Barcelona!

Piscina & Wellness Barcelona will become the must-attend event for the pool and wellness sector from 17 to 20 October. Fluidra would like to give you the chance to check out this 14,000 m2 trade fair as a privileged guest. Would you like to get a VIP pack to visit the trade fair that is [...]
THE COOL POOL / 30 August 2017

Smart robots to clean pools

Pool cleaning can be an easy, simple task using a high-end smart robot. Today we present two reference models to keep your pool in tip-top condition, with clear water free of particles and a blue floor, perfect for a dip at any time. The H7 DUO by AstralPool adapts to the surface of each pool. The PVA [...]
THE COOL POOL / 21 July 2017

Four key factors for a safe pool

Pools should always be a place for enjoyment, a space for just relaxing, doing sport or having a good time without a care in the world. However, it cannot be denied that there are certain risks involved in owning a swimming pool, especially if there are children around who can get into it unsupervised. In [...]
THE COOL POOL / 12 July 2017

What kind of chlorine should you use in your pool?

Chlorine is the most popular pool disinfectant because it is efficient and affordable. There is a wide range of chlorinated products on the market and the best way to choose the most suitable one for your pool is to ask an expert. Below, you will find a brief description of four chlorinated products: dichloride, trichloride, [...]
THE COOL POOL / 27 June 2017

Freepool: the healthiest alternative to chlorine

The most common method now used for disinfecting pools is chlorination. It is an inexpensive and efficient system but, unfortunately, there are often some problems associated with it, such as the unpleasant smell, the decline in the quality of air, and the irritation bathers experience to their airways, skin and eyes.

THE COOL POOL / 6 June 2017

How to save 95% on a pool’s power consumption

On hot summer nights, there are few things as relaxing as the still water of a perfectly illuminated pool. When temperatures soar to their maximum in the year, it is difficult not to dream of a night time dip, and the idea of interrupting the silence that engulfs a garden when the sun sets with […]

THE COOL POOL / 4 June 2017

Get your pool ready for summer

Summer is just around the corner, the days are getting longer and temperatures are on the rise. It’s time to start making summer plans – options are endless, but few are as tempting as simply relaxing and having a good time around the pool with friends and family.

THE COOL POOL / 8 May 2017

How can I optimize pool sustainability with minimum effort?

This question is asked more and more often by pool owners, and in response CTX Professional has just launched its two-product CTX Bubbles range. These new single-use solutions from the Fluidra group make it possible to enjoy a crystal-clear and sustainable pool without investing much time and money, and are specifically designed for users committed […]

THE COOL POOL / 25 April 2017

5 Tips for a 10-Out-of-10 Pool

The professionals at AstralPool present a series of recommendations to get the most out of a pool and in the most sustainable fashion. Follow these tips for a perfect amenity!

THE COOL POOL / 24 March 2017

How does a pool work?

At first sight, a pool does not look that complicated. After all, it is a big hole in the ground full of water. However, there are various parts hidden under the surface that fit together to form its sophisticated inner workings, which enable us to have a great time splashing around in crystal clear water.

THE COOL POOL / 3 March 2017

The new generation of filtration pumps

The best-selling filtration pump in the market has had a makeover with features and ease of use never seen before. The AstralPool brand has launched Victoria Plus Silent, a more resistant, silent and easy-to-use version of its bestseller Victoria Plus.

THE COOL POOL / 17 January 2017

This is how you can have a more sustainable pool

The first step for ensuring that a pool has as little environmental impact as possible is to choose the right systems involved in its maintenance. Specifically, the choice of a filtration pump that exactly meets the needs of the users and the requirements of each pool is decisive for attaining maximum sustainability, both in public […]

THE COOL POOL / 8 January 2017

From thought to action: building a perfect pool

About 20 kilometres south of Palma de Mallorca, lies the pleasant Bellavista housing estate. The owners of a detached family home with spectacular sea views entrusted the architect Isabel Catany Artigues with a major mission: to turn the garden into an oasis of relaxation, with an infinity pool and a sundeck.

THE COOL POOL / 27 December 2016

How to Include Feng Shui in Your Pool

Have you ever asked yourself why so many Chinese restaurants have fish tanks? The answer has nothing to do with any special interest in fish, it’s because of feng shui. According to this philosophy based on the idea of occupying spaces in a conscious and harmonious fashion, water symbolises good luck and contributes significantly to […]

THE COOL POOL / 20 December 2016

The Valve that Lets You Hook Up Your Pool to the Internet

The new applications of the Internet of things are a fashionable topic at professional fairs in the pool and home sector. Experts say that connected pools are not just much easier to maintain and give users more leisure time but are also healthier and more sustainable, and provide a significant energy and financial saving. In […]

THE COOL POOL / 29 November 2016

Train for a Triathlon in Your Home Pool

For many triathlon enthusiasts, going to the seaside to swim can be extremely difficult and, therefore, the most viable alternative for training in the water is of course to go to a swimming pool. However, the experience of swimming in a pool is totally different to what the sea has in store on the day […]

THE COOL POOL / 8 November 2016

Top Pool Innovations for 2017

Pool experts from around the globe met in Lyon from 15 to 18 November to celebrate Piscine Global Europe, an exhibition which, in this 27th edition, once again showed why it is a not-to-be-missed event for all sector professionals.

THE COOL POOL / 10 October 2016

Pool Winterising in 5 Steps

Did you know you should only empty a pool once every five years? However, when winter comes around, many pool owners and maintenance staff still choose to remove all the water. This action is not only fairly unsustainable, it can also be very pricey.

THE COOL POOL / 7 October 2016

The Best Way to Get the Most Out of a Pool Year-Round

It’s a cold winter’s day. After eight hours at the office and a colossal traffic jam, you finally arrive home. You pour a glass of wine, change into your swimsuit and relax into the pool. The water is the perfect temperature. You begin a gentle breaststroke and after just a few strokes start to feel […]

THE COOL POOL / 20 September 2016

Water leisure: the key to attracting family tourism

To capture a particular target group, it is important for tourist establishments to have a dedicated offering that sets them apart in the sector and satisfies the needs of increasingly discerning and segmented tourists. Water leisure can be a major draw for families, particularly young children, who play a decisive role when it comes to […]

THE COOL POOL / 9 September 2016

What will the fountains of the future be like?

The fountains sector is constantly evolving and the construction of new and stunning installations around the world demonstrates the growth in some trends, including interactivity, clean lines and the intelligent combination of music and colour. All of these characteristics form true works of art, a world away from the fussy designs that were popular in […]

THE COOL POOL / 26 July 2016

Bury a treasure in your garden

What if you could create an unlimited source of adventure, health and well-being for you and yours? Turn your garden into your family’s (and friends’!) favourite place this summer with an in-ground pool.

THE COOL POOL / 23 May 2016

Fluidra Connect: your pool ready for use whenever you need it

Reading emails on your watch, paying for your shopping with a wristband, lamps that switch on by themselves when it starts to get dark… The emergence of the Internet of Things has made things that a few years ago would have seemed like something out of science fiction part of our everyday lives. Thanks to […]

THE COOL POOL / 2 May 2016

What would a pool look like in my garden?

If you have a garden and you haven’t built a pool in it, you will probably have thought about it. As summer approaches, the truth is that there is nothing more appealing than relaxing and cooling down in the privacy of your home. Can you imagine what it would be like to take a dip […]

THE COOL POOL / 27 April 2016

Pool start-up guide in 10 steps

With summer just around the corner, the time has come to start preparing pools for the new season. Fluidra’s professionals recommend exercising caution and to start this process in spring. You will therefore be able to use your pool as soon as the bathing season starts. Initially, this procedure may seem costly, but the company’s professionals […]

THE COOL POOL / 25 April 2016

Being sustainable is always a good idea

Earth Day was celebrated on April 22. Since 1970, this day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern ecological movement and brings a great opportunity to reflect on the importance of the environment and to raise awareness around sustainable water management. Like every year, Fluidra joined in the celebration.

THE COOL POOL / 5 April 2016

Robotic pool cleaners, the guarantee to perfect pools

There is a wide range of pool cleaners in the market that can help keep a pool spotless. Basically, this type of device can be divided into manual and automatic ones. Amongst the latter, it is worth highlighting electronic robots, state-of-the-art devices that are surprisingly efficient and sustainable, in addition to allowing users to enjoy their […]

THE COOL POOL / 29 March 2016

Childproof pools

Kids have fun, socialise, do sport and develop their psychomotor skills in pools. However, if families with children want their pools to be a veritable haven of fun and wellbeing, it is advisable to take certain measures to make them safer, the water of a better quality and easier to access.

THE COOL POOL / 8 March 2016

Three ways of heating residential pools

Making the most of your pool means being able to use it at times of the year when the weather would otherwise rule this out. Since ancient times, Scandinavians have learnt to live with the fact that bright sunshine is not necessary for going for a swim. Now it is also possible to use residential […]

THE COOL POOL / 24 February 2016

Five reasons for having a pool

With the good weather just around the corner, many people are asking themselves if the time has come to make their dream come true of building a pool in their homes. Whether for fun, well-being or even for financial reasons… You will find five good reasons why this is the year for you to take the […]

THE COOL POOL / 10 February 2016

Wooden pools: characteristics and advantages

Wooden pools are characterised by their durability and sustainability. Wood is an extremely hear-wearing material, which withstands temperature changes, gives pools a natural look and fits in extremely well with in natural surroundings.

THE COOL POOL / 4 February 2016

Countercurrent swimming systems: making the most of your pool

A countercurrent swimming system will enable you to make more of your pool than ever before. Easy to install, these devices make it possible to have unlimited fun and swim for as long as you like in small pools. There are no more excuses for not exercising in the comfort of your home.

THE COOL POOL / 25 January 2016

The Five New Trends in Pools for 2016

Today we are going to review the trends that will have an impact on the design of pools this year. We would like to present five accessories and applications that are essential for a must-have pool. Which would you choose?

THE COOL POOL / 11 January 2016

Why Are Pool Filters So Important?

In addition to making it possible to swim in transparent, healthy water, the choice of a suitable filtration system is crucial for all of the devices required to maintain a pool to work properly.

THE COOL POOL / 28 December 2015

How to Get Rid of Algae From Pools

All experts agree: to keep a pool in perfect condition, prevention is the best solution. There are currently various products in the market that can help prevent the appearance of algae in pools. When you choose which product you are going to use in your pool, it is very important to remember that you will […]

THE COOL POOL / 21 December 2015

Tips for Pool Maintenance in Winter

Although you may not use your pool in the coldest months of the year, it is very important to carry out maintenance work on it. A few years ago, this task involved emptying the pool (a costly and not very environmentally friendly practice), but over time new methods have come about, such as winterising, a […]

THE COOL POOL / 16 December 2015

Spatex UK Celebrates Its 20th Edition

Coventry (UK) will host the 20th edition of Spatex from 31 January to 2 February 2016. This is the UK’s biggest event dedicated to the pool and wellness sector. A broad spectrum of technologies and products related to water leisure facilities will be on display at the event, ranging from the very latest for pools, […]

THE COOL POOL / 14 December 2015

Upgrade to a More Efficient Pool and Save Money

An efficient pumping system is crucial for keeping pools in top condition. Pumps are the pool’s main circulation mechanism and malfunction threatens the cleanliness and quality of water in the system. To perform this maintenance task with the greatest efficiency possible, Astralpool presents Viron variable speed pumps.

THE COOL POOL / 18 November 2015

Starry Skies in the Bottom of the Pool

Have you ever dreamed of floating among the stars? Making your dream come true is now much closer than you imagine. IgniaLight has created Starry Sky, an innovative decorative lighting system that uses underwater fibre optic cables to create captivating constellations in the bottom of the pool.

THE COOL POOL / 9 November 2015

Keep Your Pool Water Crystal Clear Without Any Effort

If you have a pool of up to 90 m3, enjoying clear, healthy water is now easier than ever. With the aim of delivering a level of filtration never seen before in the residential pool sector, AstralPool’s experts have come up with NanoFiber, an efficient, healthy filtration system.

THE COOL POOL / 4 November 2015

An Edition of Piscine & Bien-Être Full of Novelties

A new edition of Salon Piscine & Bien-Être, France’s major trade fair devoted entirely to the world of pools and spas, is to be held in December. Held in Paris every year, the event attracts hundreds of professionals from the sector (technicians, distributors, manufacturers and installers, amongst others), who present their latest products and solutions […]

THE COOL POOL / 22 October 2015

Cleaner and Safer Pools Thanks to the New CTX Multipurpose Tablets

There is no greater pleasure for pool owners than being able to enjoy transparent, healthy water without spending a great deal of time on pool maintenance. With this goal in mind, the team of experts at CTX Professional have come up with a new system for disinfecting pool water: multipurpose tablets in water-soluble film.

THE COOL POOL / 19 October 2015

Piscina & Wellness Barcelona Inundated by Optimism and Innovation

From 13 to 16 October, the Piscina & Wellness 2015 trade exhibit once again brought together experts from the pool sector from all over the world. Held every two years, this 12th edition gave centre stage to the wellness sector and clearly demonstrated that internationalisation is one of its main driving forces.

THE COOL POOL / 13 October 2015

Freepool, the Healthiest, All-In-One Water Treatment System for Public Pools

The pool at Club Natació Atlètic-Barceloneta (CNAB) staged the launch of FreePool, a new all-in-one water treatment and disinfection system for public pools that improves the health and well-being of swimmers. The system was developed by Fluidra and its benefits have been endorsed by Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

THE COOL POOL / 26 September 2015

Compact Electricheat, the Most Efficient Way to Heat Your Pool

Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up relaxing and unwinding in the pool. To help beat the colder weather AstralPool presents Compact ElectricHeat, the newest model in its range of electric heaters. With a more modern and efficient design, the collection of heaters designed by Fluidra Group brand AstralPool is […]

THE COOL POOL / 18 September 2015

We Invite You to Piscina & Wellness 2015

The next Pool & Wellness Barcelona is just around the corner and The Cool Pool wants to invite you to the event, the industry’s largest in Europe. The 2015 trade show will focus on new markets and water uses related to wellness, leisure and tourism.

THE COOL POOL / 11 August 2015

Use Your Mobile to Water Your Plants With Samcla SmartHome

A hose could never reach that far. The time and space constraints that watering poses have been loosened somewhat in recent years, but the remote systems that have emerged on the market have lacked complete autonomy, nor can they be controlled by the user at anytime, anywhere.

THE COOL POOL / 5 August 2015

Piscina & Wellness Barcelona Awards 2015

The upcoming Piscina & Wellness Barcelona trade fair, celebrated from 13 to 16 October 2015, will feature more exhibitors and a larger exhibition space than last year. It certainly seems that the Spanish market is experiencing a renewed spark of international interest, with the tourism industry making strong investments in pools and wellness equipment. The […]

THE COOL POOL / 26 June 2015

2015 World Swimming Championships

Starting on 24th July, the city of Kazan will host the World Swimming Championships. Over the course of 17 exhilarating days, the capital of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan will welcome the greatest international water sport competitors.

THE COOL POOL / 19 June 2015

Keep Your Pool Clear with CTX-39 Pool Gel

Enjoying a crystal clear swimming pool is easier than ever before with the CTX-39 Pool Gel purifier. CTX, the leading brand for the care and treatment of pool water, has created this groundbreaking clarifying agent to help you keep your pool clean and glistening.

THE COOL POOL / 12 June 2015

Fluidra, the New Mies Van Der Rohe Foundation Sponsor

Through its subsidiary Fluidra Engineering Services, the Fluidra group became an official sponsor of the Mies van der Rohe Foundation last month. Following the signing of the sponsorship agreement, the multinational Catalan company, dedicated to developing appliances for the sustainable use of water, will further add to the various educational activities run by the Foundation.

THE COOL POOL / 12 May 2015

State-of-the-Art Pool Cleaners for Impeccable Pools

With its new range of automatic pool cleaners, AstralPool has once again made the most environmentally-friendly and advanced technology available to the general public. The brand’s innovative pool cleaners guarantee a thorough clean that uses less water in record time, thus giving people the opportunity to enjoy more time in the pool.

THE COOL POOL / 11 May 2015

Drive for Sustainable Lighting in Europe

Energy efficiency certificates, which have until now only been available for electrical appliances and housing, will soon be awarded to the lighting industry. EU regulations require that the packaging of all products with replaceable or disposable light bulbs have an energy efficiency label.

THE COOL POOL / 20 April 2015

ModuloPool, the Ready-to-Enjoy Pool

Can you imagine a pool that can be installed in just one day? One that offers the durability of concrete, multiple design options and saves time and money? With these objectives in mind AstralPool developed ModuloPool, a module-based pool concept to suit the needs of every client.

THE COOL POOL / 2 April 2015

What’s New at Piscine Splash! Asia 2015?

Singapore’s Pool Splash! Asia is an event that merges two of the most internationally renowned trade fairs for swimming pools and spas (Piscine Global and Splash!). This can’t-miss event will be celebrated next 20 to 21 May at Marina Bay Sands, one of the most spectacular resorts in the world located in the south of […]

THE COOL POOL / 12 March 2015

CTX Carepods, the Single-Dose Pool Care Product

CTX, a leading specialist in pool water treatment and care, is celebrating the addition of a new revolutionary product to its catalogue. CTX Care Pods are single-dose tablets that help prevent three common problems in all pools: cloudy water, the formation of foam and the removal of phosphates. Moreover, it is a totally natural product, in line […]

THE COOL POOL / 4 March 2015

ASOFAP Analyses the Private Pool Sector in Spain

The Spanish Association of Pool Sector Professions (ASOFAP) held its first ASOFAP open workshops in February. At the event, which brought together 150 professionals from the pool sector, the results of the “Survey on the Private Pool Sector in Spain” were presented. It analysed the situation of the sector, the characteristics of the current pool […]

THE COOL POOL / 10 January 2015

More Efficient and Quieter Pools with Kivu

KIVU by AstralPool is one of the most versatile filter pumps on the market. Designed for a range of applications (pools, fish farms and water parks), KIVU is a plastic pump for large flows that offers maximum hydraulic efficiency with a low noise level.

THE COOL POOL / 11 December 2014

On a Journey. Spanish Architecture in the Arab World

On a Journey. Spanish architecture in the Arab World is an exhibition that is being held thanks to the collaboration between Casa Árabe and the High Council of the Association of Architects of Spain. Put together by Luis Díaz-Mauriño and Luis Úrculo, the exhibition gives an overview of the main projects designed by Spanish architects in […]

THE COOL POOL / 5 December 2014

AstralPool, Sponsor of Sabadell Swimming Club

Through its brand AstralPool, the Fluidra group has renewed its sponsorship of the women’s water polo team based at Sabadell Swimming Club for three more years. The signing of this agreement will further build up the successful relationship that began in 2007 between the brand and the sports club.

THE COOL POOL / 24 November 2014

The Internet of Things Reaches the Pool Sector

The Internet of Things is a concept that has been talked about for some time now. The idea of a network with millions of sensors and instruments that monitor how everyday objects work first came out in the 1990s, when forward-thinking people began to toy with the idea of smart domestic appliances, such as fridges […]

THE COOL POOL / 18 November 2014

3rd Annual World Intelligent Cities Summit and Exhibition. The Future of Our Cities

Turkey’s capital, Istanbul, will host the third edition of  World Intelligent Cities Summit and Exhibition, organised by EurAsia Strategies, one of the leading research and event media businesses. Once again at this edition, companies from the West whose goals address making advances on matters related to smart cities will be given the opportunity of penetrating the […]

THE COOL POOL / 6 October 2014

Mineralpools for Relaxing, Healthy Bathing

Our bodies can absorb up to 500 ml of water during an hour in the pool. It is therefore essential that pool water be clean and free of all substances that can harm the body. Fluidra set itself the goal of coming up with a practical solution to this problem. It has therefore created Mineralpools, […]

THE COOL POOL / 15 September 2014

Swimming Pool Design: Innovation at the Service of People and the Environment

Pool design, just like the designs of cars and sunglasses, has evolved over the years. Infinite pools, organic shapes, architectural integration. When it comes to developing a project of these characteristics the designers’ work is becoming increasingly more exquisite. Along with aesthetic quality anyone who is thinking of installing a swimming pool next to their […]

THE COOL POOL / 15 August 2014

Rattan Reaches Pools

Trends in exterior design draw on ecological and natural materials that blend in with the environment and nature. Current tastes in gardens and terraces are dominated by rattan, one of the most widely used materials outdoors, as it has the enormous advantage of being able to create intimate spaces in gardens.

THE COOL POOL / 4 August 2014

AstralPool Mac, the Success Story of the 3.0 Pool

Astralpool Mac remains at top of the league table for pool control and maintenance. AstralPool’s smart pool won the Environmental Award at the 2014 SPLASH! trade show because of its energy efficiency and functionality. These awards are given annually to the most environmentally friendly products and designs in the pool sector. The prize-giving ceremony took place […]

THE COOL POOL / 4 July 2014

Advanced Technology: Now in Pools?

Innovative pool maintenance accessories that aim to make living with a pool easier are increasingly available on the market. Pool owners know that water quality, temperature, cleanliness, level and the type of chemical products used must constantly be monitored. Like in other industries, implementing advanced technology in pools makes taking care of all these factors […]

THE COOL POOL / 4 June 2014

Poolbar, Music and Design at the Pool Bar

Since 1994 the six-week Feldkirch music festival (Austria) has hosted a range of electronic and techno music concerts. Performances by well-known and up-and-coming artists round out a diverse range of activities promoted through different competitions, including ones focused on architecture and fashion.

THE COOL POOL / 30 May 2014

Smart Irrigation Systems: Responsible Use of Water

Up with well watered green spaces! And with the responsible use of water, too! Valves, solenoid valves, sprinklers and sprays, electric regulators and programmers are some of the components that form part of the smart irrigation systems available in the market and that make possible the efficient control and management of any irrigation system. All […]

THE COOL POOL / 28 May 2014

The Pool Expert on Your Mobile or Tablet

Judging by the amount of time we spend with smartphones and tablets they must be our best friends; we take them with us virtually everywhere we go. Now, thanks to technology and a new application developed by CTX, swimming-pool care and maintenance become as simple and accessible as answering the phone or checking your email.

THE COOL POOL / 26 May 2014

Waterpolo Final Six 2014: A Unique Experience in Barcelona

Europe’s most important waterpolo competition enters a new dimension this season: the finals of the Champions League will be contested in a Final Six format. The city of Barcelona, a world-renowned water sport venue that successfully hosted the FINA World Swimming Championship in 2013 and 2003, in addition to the 1992 Olympic Games, will host […]


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