November 15, 2014 (Faro, Portugal)

INSMED recommends swimming ponds

For the first time, a program of the European Union is recommending the installation of pools with biological treatment.              more
October 21, 2014 (Bremen, Germany)

PONDY award

As the umbrella organization for global swimming pond experts, the International Organization for natural bathing water (IOB) has launched Pondy. For the first time the price will be awarded at the 8th International swimming pond Congress, October 2015 in Cologne.
Note Deadline: 2/15/2015!              more
October 16, 2014 (Bremen, Germany)

Brochure about Hygiene in public swimming ponds

The first overview of hygiene in public pools with biological water purification edited by IOB.              more
July 1, 2014 (Cabrils)

GIABN with new email

Herewith we inform all our members and friends that GIABN has a new email:
June 17, 2014 (Cabrils)

Pool with biological treatment in Basque country

The city of Orduna, in the Basque Country, is preparing a project of a pool with biological treatment. It will be the first public one in Spain.              more
October 23, 2013 (Bregenz, Austria)

Swimming pond Congress

The next International Congress and Exhibition of biological pools will take place in Cologne, Germany (October, 2015).
October 22, 2013 (Bonn, Germany)

FLL directive now also in English

The »Guidelines for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of swimming pools with biological water treatment (swimming ponds)« from 2011 is now available in English.              more
February 26, 2013 (Cabrils - Barcelona)

International Week of the swimming pond 2013

This year will host the first »International Week of the swimming pond« from June, 8 until 15, through open days, visits and demonstrations of swimming ponds and many special events. Have a look at GIABN member's section to contact your local swimming pond dealer to know more about this event.
April 19, 2012 (Fundão, Portugal)


The Iberian Association has had a by-election to the board at its general assembly. Udo Schwarzer was elected to succeed as Vice President Peter Enge who retires for professional reasons. New Executive Secretary is now Stefan Meier.
October 29, 2011 (Budweis, Czech Republic)

New direction of Grupo Iberico

The General Assembly of the Iberian Group just voted for a new direction.
Carles Perez is the new President. Udo Schwarzer gets the charge of the secretary. As Vice President, tesoueiro and vocal continue Peter Enge, Ignacio Pujol-Xicoy and Claudia Schwarzer.
January 30, 2011 (Berlin, Germany)

Asthma risk in baby swimming in chlorine?

«Suspicion surrounds that swimming in chlorinated pool water may trigger asthma, in particular by the baby swimming. It is necessary to study the nature and effect of eligible materials from the indoor air to carry out further knowledge to fill the gap existing», behind this buttery soft wording of the German Federal Environment Agency put no less than the warning Babayschwimmen in chlorine.              more
August 14, 2010 (Bremen, Germany)

Proposal Guidelines for swimming ponds

The international organization for natural bathing water released a draft for the "Guideline Framework public natural swimming pools".              more
July 4, 2010 (Bremen, Germany)

Training in English

In 2012, the German Society for natural bathing water (DGfnB) plans a training course for the organization of pools naturalized in English to be hold at Weihenstephan.              more