IOB – international congress 2019

Meet the experts under the motto: “Amazement and surprise with Swimming Ponds and Natural Swimming Pools”.


Warsaw, 09th and 10th September 2019

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Since 1999, the biennial International Swimming Pond Congress has been a source of inspiration for new ideas and innovation, as well as a hub for interdisciplinary exchange of specialist companies and manufacturers who plan, build, supply, operate and assess natural bathing waters.
The expertise will be passed on to the participants by outstanding speakers at this Congress.
The 10th International Swimming Pond Congress will take place on 9th and 10th September 2019 in WARSAW. The proven concept of the 9th Congress in Leeuwarden is largely taken over.
Venue is the ARCHE HOTEL KRAKOWSKA, a modern conference hotel. Lecture rooms, work shops, exhibition in the foyer, rooms and restaurant are in the immediate vicinity and under one roof.
Before our congress will take place on 5.-7. In September, the horticultural fair 'Green is Life' Warsaw will be held, which could be of interest to both congress participants and exhibitors.
Companies wishing to exhibit at this fair can already download the reservation form and obtain information about the costs incurred. We will soon be able to provide a Polish contact who can coordinate the booths of the exhibiting companies and help with any questions.
Click here to go to download page
More information coming soon.

Pondy Award

As patron of the International Swimming Pond Congress and umbrella organization for global swimming pond experts the International Organization for natural bathing water (IOB) has launched the Pondy Award.
All congress participants can take part in the election of the winners of the international PONDY AWARD during the congress, which will be published by IOB in 2019.
2019 nominees on Pondy Page

10th Convention

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10th Convention 52.179500, 20.947300



A rally from Hamburg via Berlin to Warsaw is organized by our partners from Polyplan.
On the journey various private and public facilities are visited. On the joint journey by train and / or bus, there is sufficient time to talk shop and exchange experiences as well as to maintain new and old friendships.
Preliminary program:

here you can find the rally program


On September 11, the day after the congress, our friends from the Polish Association will offer an interesting tour of various water projects in and around Warsaw,
from a swimming pond to rainwater retention basins and a water park. The description of the tour can be found here on the website.
Please confirm your interest in this tour in the website to facilitate the planning.