IOB Newsletter 15.06.2021

Dear colleagues,

Our 11th International Swimming Pond Conference is getting closer!
Book now on our website

This year it will take place in Portugal on October 6th and 7th. For the first time we meet in a hotel with a natural swimming pond!

The Corona crisis is also having an impact on our industry, but it is increasing overall sales.

We receive reports from all sides about a record order situation and busy to overloaded companies.

Unfortunately, this also means that some things are left behind or postponed. This also applies to the submissions to the international swimming pond competition, the


In order to do justice to the current situation, we have extended the
Entry Deadline to July 31, 2021.

As a reminder: All members of the IOB affiliated associations are eligible to participate. It is awarded in the following categories:

  • Private swimming ponds
  • Private natural pools
  • Touristic Swimming ponds
  • Public (communal) pools with biological water treatment

You build such great swimming ponds and natural pools! Show it to the world and face the international competition!

All details about the conditions of participation and the documents to be submitted can be found on the congress website

Please book as well the conference and the Rally as soon as possible to give as planning security.


On April 30th the first SoGreen symposium “EU Green Deal On the green Move” took place with the participation of the IOB. Here, too, as at our congress, the main topic was nature-based solutions. You can find the video of the entire event on YouTube.

Here is the link:


Reminder International Day of natural swimming pools

The third Saturday in June is just around the corner, which means it is time for the second International Day of natural swimming pools! This time already on 19.06.2021.
Our announcement may be rather short notice. And to be honest: it is also.... ;- )

But let's see how spontaneous we all are to quickly and easily share our swimming pond impression of the day with all swimming pond enthusiasts via the following link. We are excited and looking forward to your contributions. [Link:]

Here's to great experiences on International Day of natural swimming pools 2021 and beyond!

Best regards
Stefan Meier

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