For the seventh time aquanale and FSB presented trends and themes from the swimming pool, sports and wellness sector in their congress programme. For the first time under a new name: the Cologne Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum has become the INTERNATIONAL Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum.
All the lectures were available in German and English by means of simultaneous translation and the focus of the content was of a global character, without dispensing with topics of national interest.
So European standards, cross-border design trends and best practice were on the agenda. Topics included successful renovation and architectural concepts as well as issues of the profitability of public swimming pools and hotel pools. Private swimming pools also have their place at the forum, in particular with the EN 16582 and EN 16713 rules.
In addition, the tourism sector was addressed with lectures on “Wellness as a growth accelerator” for tourist destinations. For swimming pool attendants there was a new block that highlighted the new remuneration regulations and opportunities for qualifying and subjects that go beyond the target group such as the strengthening of communication skills offered all groups of visitors suggestions for their day-to-day work.