February 6, 2017 (Bremen, Germany)more
January 17, 2017 (Czech Republic)
New board of directors in the Czech AssociationOn 17 January, the General Assembly of the Czech Association took place, with a new Board of Directors being elected for the next three years.
Martin Panchartek, remains the chairman. Vice president is Jiri Hajek. Other newly elected members of the Executive Board are Jan Kroupa and Michael Vránek. Jakub Urbanec was elected as new member of the Executive Board.
December 23, 2016 (Bremen, Germany)more
December 5, 2016 (Bremen, Germany)
Extraordinary member for ChileCristobal Elgueta Marinovic has planned and built 30 swimming ponds in Chile. Now he is an extraordinary member of IOB for his country. This is what the IOB Board decided today at its board meeting.
September 22, 2016 (Bremen, Germany)more
August 30, 2016 (Chester, New Jersey, USA)more
August 25, 2016 (Bremen, Germany)
New IOB board memberJan Sarosiek from the Polish Association for natural bathing watesr is the new Vice President of IOB. After the retirement of long-time board member Peter Petrich IOB Board has been elected by the IOB board for the period until the next General Assembly on 9 November 2017 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
June 30, 2016 (Bremen, Germany)
Swimming pond congress 2017The 9th International Swimming Pond Congress 2017 will take place in Leeuwarden, 15 and 16 November 2017. Leeuwarden is the capital of the province Frysland and in the north of the Netherlands.
May 10, 2016 (Bremen, Germany)more
April 22, 2016 (Bremen, Germany)
June - Month of the swimming pondAs well in 2016, June is the »month of the swimming pond«. Many companies of IOB member's associations in Europe present information sessions during this month. From the open day of the swimming pond up to a test dip in a swimming pond a lot of activities are provided to meet the great interest in Europe related to swimming in natural treated water.
March 1, 2016 (Bremen, Germany)
Belgian Association with a new nameThe Belgian federation for swimming ponds is now called »Groen Groeien Zwemvijverbouwers« and is a platform within the Flemish horticultural association »Groen Groeien«. Further information here: www.groengroeien.be/nl/zwemvijvers
October 30, 2015 (Cologne, Germany)
Swimming pond congress in HollandIn autumn of 2017 the 9th edition of the Swimming Pond Congress will be held in Holland. This was announced at the end of this year's Swimming Pond Congress in Germany.
October 29, 2015 (Cologne, Germany)
New Board memberStefan Meier, landscape architect and swimming pond planner from Spain, is the new Vice President of the IOB. His election was unanimous on the Annual General Meeting of IOB in Cologne.
October 28, 2015 (Cologne, Germany)more
October 28, 2015 (Cologne, Germany)more
September 22, 2015 (Bremen, Germany)
New members from South AmericaPaula Tarditi (Argentina) and Diego Contreras (Costa Rica) are two new Associate Members from countries of South America, who were accepted by the IOB Board at its meeting yesterday.
July 24, 2015 (Minneapolis, USA)more
July 10, 2015 (Munich, Germany)more
July 1, 2015 (Bremen, Germany)
Swimming ponds on the rise in South AmericaIn Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico and Chile swimming ponds are existing since some years, in Argentina, Costa Rica and Colombia projects are in preparation or under construction, reports Luís Pereira, extraordinary IOB member in Brazil.
June 16, 2015 (Bremen, Germany)more
May 10, 2015 (Bremen, Germany)more
April 14, 2015 (Bremen, Germany)more
April 2, 2015 (Bremen, Germany)more
November 15, 2014 (Faro, Portugal)more
July 23, 2014 (Bremen)more
May 27, 2014 (Basel, Switzerland)more
April 7, 2014 (Brno, Czech Republic)more
March 14, 2014 (Bergamo, Italy)more
January 29, 2014 (Paris, France)
Dirk Esser back as Chairman in FranceFollowing Raphael Colson, the previous Vice-Präsdent has assumed the Presidency of the French swimming pond Association AFBB.
October 23, 2013 (Bregenz, Austria)
New board of IOBA new IOB board was elected on the edge of the 7th International Swimming Pond Congress. The delegates from 12 member organizations unanimously confirmed Udo Schwarzer as chairman. His two deputies are now Anne Laurent-Schmelzle and Peter Petrich. The previous treasurer and secretary, Guido Manzke and Paul Luther, were also confirmed for another four years in office.
Following an invitation of the German Association the IOB members meeting elected the city of Cologne as the venue for the 8th International Swimming Pond Congress in 2015.
October 22, 2013 (Bonn, Germany)more
October 18, 2013 (Bremen)more
October 14, 2013 (Bremen)
Our youngest member: SloveniaAs member number 14 the IOB Board accepted the Association swimming pond association of Slovenia (Slovenije združenje naravnih kolpalnih voda - ZNKVS). The association applied for a membership immediately after its establishment in October. First Chairman is Tadej Volcansek whose associate membership expired in accordance with the statutes IOB.
September 24, 2013 (Bremen)
Netherlands full member nowFor several years, the Netherlands was already represented with an extraordinary member at the IOB. With the establishment of the Platform foor Zwemwijverbouwers has now been established a group within the National Horticultural Association. The IOB Board has added this group as 13th full member at its today's meeting.
September 4, 2013 (Bremen)
Member from SloveniaTadej Volčanšek is IOB's associate member for Slovenia. IOB Board has included the owner of a swimming pool company by unanimous vote.
June 27, 2013 (Orduña, Spain)more
March 14, 2013 (Capetown, Southafrica)more
March 1, 2013 (Berlin/Paris)
New chair in France and GermanyOn their general assembly, these day, the French and German swimming pond Association (DGfnB and AFBB) have elected with Wendelin Jehle and Raphael Colson new chairmen.
January 25, 2013 (Bremen, Germany)more
November 23, 2012 (Bremen)
IOB-member in the U.S.Mr. James Robyn is the Associate Members of IOB in the United States. Today, the Board has taken this decision at its regular meeting. Robyn is an experienced swimming pond planner and, like all extraordinary members of the IOB, trying to build a national organization in his country.
October 18, 2012 (Kloten, Switzerland)more
September 14, 2012 (Bremen)
Extraordinary Member in SlovakiaAt today's IOB board meeting, Mr. Martin Halahija, swimming pond designer in Slovakia, has been wellcomed as new extraordinary member. Like all extraordinary members, Martin Halahija will be involved with the construction of a national swimming pond organization in his country.
August 31, 2012 (Bregenz at Lake Constance, Austria)more
August 1, 2012 (Piacenza. Italy)more
July 24, 2012 (Tinguá, Brasil)more
July 9, 2012 (Kriens, Switzerland)more
June 24, 2012 (Piacenza, Italy)more
June 10, 2012 (Paris)more
June 1, 2012 (Bremen)
Extraordinary member for BrazilWith the entry of Luís Pereira, extraordinary member for Brazil, IOB is now represented on all five continents. As all extraordinary members, Luís Pereira will try to organize a national swimming pond builder's organization in his country.
April 1, 2012 (Feldkirchen/Austria)
International Swimming Pond Congress 2013As announced by the Association of Austrian swimming pond builders VÖS, the International Swimming Pond Congress 2013 will take place from October 23rd to 25th in Bregenz at Lake Constance.
January 20, 2012 (Bremen, Germany)
Chlorine no longer required in WalloniaAccording to a report in Belgian newspaper "De standard" of 14 January 2012, the environment ministers of the Belgian region of Wallonia has taken the decision, that chlorination of private and public pools is no longer be regarded as mandatory. A new law regulates the details. This step is justified by the risk of formation of chlorinated by-products.
December 22, 2011 (Edmonton, Canada)more
November 20, 2011 (Bremen, Germany)more
November 12, 2011 (Bonn, Germany)more
September 29, 2011 (Budweis, Czech Republic)
New direction of the Iberian GroupThe General Assembly of the Iberian Group just voted for a new direction. Carles Perez is the new President of this association of swimming pond builders from Portugal and Spain. Udo Schwarzer gets the charge of the secretary. As Vice President, tesoueiro and vocal continue Peter Enge, Ignacio Pujol-Xicoy and Claudia Schwarzer.
September 27, 2011 (Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic)more
September 16, 2011 (Bremen)
New member from BelgiumCounting the existing installations, Belgium is a country with a tradition in constructing swimming ponds, The recently founded "Belgische Vereniging voor Biologische Zwemvijvers" was accepted by the board as the eleventh member of the IOB.
September 16, 2011 (Bremen)
Swimming pond Association of AustraliaAs the tenth member IOB board has received the Australian Association for swimming ponds «Natural* NSP» at its meeting today. Six companies on the fifth continent have recently formed this new organisation, making it the fourth organization that joins IOB in its two years of existence.
September 11, 2011 (Bremen)more
August 18, 2011 (Bremen)
Member for New ZealandDarin A. Brenner is swimming pond Designers in New Zealand and since today an extraordinary member of the International Organization for natural bathing water (IOB) for this country.
July 27, 2011 (Bremen/Germany)
Created years ago, funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation, DANA had the main goal to create data collection from about 30 natural swimming ponds in Germany. The analysis of the data should give answers to previously unanswered questions of environmental performance of public baths.
In the public debate ... more
June 29, 2011 (Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic)
There the Law No 135/2004 Sb. is under revision ... more
June 17, 2011 (Bremen, Germany)
IOB now also in AfricaWith Dr. Jerome Davis of the company aQua-design from South Africa, the IOB is now also represented on this continent. At its meeting today, the IOB board has received the swimming pond designer from the Cape as a new extraordinary member.
May 17, 2011 (Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic)more
May 16, 2011 (Hvalsø, Denmark)more
May 10, 2011 (Bavaria, Germany)more
May 9, 2011 (Mol, Belgim)
No licence necessaryWhile in some European countries the building of private swimming ponds is accompanied by the authorities with strong constraints a good news is coming from Belgium. The Flemish Regional Government has taken the decision that swimming ponds have to be considered as so-called small buildings and should be created without applying for a permit. This applies to a system size of up to 80 m2. This reports Jean Vanhoof, extraordinary IOB member for Belgium.
April 15, 2011 (Bremen)
Extraordenary member for BelgiumJean Vanhoof, swimming pond planner and author, is a new extraordinary member for Belgium. Received by IOB Board resolution on April 15th 2011.
January 21, 2011 (Bremen)
Extraordinary Member from the NetherlandsThijs Weijns is swimming pond constructor in Amsterdam and IOB board accepted him today as extraordinary member of IOB.
January 10, 2011 (Bremen)more
December 17, 2010 (Bremen, Germany)
Swimming pond association in IsraelIsrael Natural Swimming Pools Association (INSPA) is the name new association founded on 12/16/2010. Still, they are are very few companies, but active since years. Thus they established the first industry organization for swimming ponds outside of Europe. At its meeting today IOB's board has agreed to the application for membership of INSPA to the IOB.
October 21, 2010 (Bremen)
New membersAt its meeting on 10.19.2010 the IOB Board accepted Mr. Ümit Düzgün (Turkey) and Mr. Nikostratos Vardakis (Greece) as new extraordninary members.
October 21, 2010 (Ceske Budejovice)more
October 17, 2010 (Bremen)
New FLL guideline in early 2011The Landscape Research, Development and Construction Society (FLL) will release the completely new Directive on public natural swimming pools in the first quarter of 2011. The account after months of work by an expert commission created recast the latest knowledge in the construction of public swimming pools. The first version was published in 2003. A major focus of the review is the concretization of hints and recommendations for filtration.
September 29, 2010 (London)more
July 23, 2010 (Bremen)
British swimming pond association turned memberSince 23 July 2010, the British swimming pond federation BANSP is member of the IOB. The board of IOB unanimously approved host application and added the BANSP as the eighth member of IOB. Chairman is Mr. Tim Evans.
The British Association for Natural Swimming Pools (BANSP) was recently founded, on 8th of June 2010, at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. It currently represents about 10 companies in the British Isles that deal primarily with the design and construction of natural swimming pools and swimming ponds in the UK and Ireland.
April 15, 2010 (Osnabruck)
DANA projectAt the spring meeting of the Working Group for lakes and swimming (ABS) on 15 April in the premises of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) the technical evaluation of the database system for natural swimming ponds (DANA) was presented, which was elaborated as a research and development project with funding from the German Federal Environmental Foundation.
DANA examined and compared the tens of thousands of records of over 30 public natural swimming ponds in Germany over several years of operation. The results are very encouraging and demonstrate for the first time the scientific reliability of the natural swimming ponds.
download: DANA_DBU%20Pressemitteilung.pdf (73 kB)
March 19, 2010 (Bremen)
French organization joinedAt its meeting of 19 March 2010, the IOB Board unanimously approved the application of the French swimming pond federation AFBB and added the "Association française de baignade biologique" as the seventh member. The AFBB was founded only 4th December last year. Chairman is Mr. Dirk Esser.
February 26, 2010 (Bremen)