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)