‘Efficient, sustainable and profitable swimming pools – the 3 keys to success that industry professionals need to know’ is the theme for the programme of professional seminars at the TECNOVA PISCINAS Aquatic Installation Technology and Innovation Trade Fair, organised by IFEMA and taking place at its exhibition centre from 22 to 25 February 2022.
These industry-only forums will be held during morning sessions (12:00 – 13:39 in Pavilion 10) from 22 to 24 February and will focus on swimming pool developments from the standpoints of sustainability and respect for the environment, including the use of certified construction materials and the incorporation of new, renewable-based technologies for saving water and energy, alongside other know-how essential for any professional in the sector.
The TECNOVA PISCINAS 2022 seminars will be organised into three blocks. The session on Swimming pool maintenance and refurbishment for neighbourhood communities and water parks, which will be held on Tuesday 22 February, will examine the key factors in customer satisfaction, including service quality and the best improvements to control energy expenditure, save water or enhance safety. This session, organised by the Madrid Association of Pool Maintenance Companies, EMPIA, will feature input from representatives of EMPIA; CAFMadrid, the Madrid Association of Property Administrators; ANERR, the National Association of Refurbishment and Reform Companies; ASEPPI and a technical expert on public swimming pools from one of Spain’s major cities.
On Wednesday 23 February 2022, the seminar on Sustainability as a determining factor when choosing pool projects and adjoining facilities will focus on the environmental impact of swimming pool projects and the search for bolder solutions in terms of design and materials. It will also feature technological solutions and new developments in energy and water savings for swimming pools and adjoining facilities and, most importantly, the emergence of energy self-sufficiency. This forum will involve representatives from the COPADE Foundation (focusing on sustainable materials and pool landscaping – fair trade timber as a harmonising element in garden fixtures and outdoor furniture); companies in the Renewable Energy sector (focusing on self-supply and the regulatory framework applicable to swimming pools and sports and leisure facilities); ASEPPI (focusing on technological developments that meet the challenges of sustainability and increasing energy bills), as well as information from a specialised Architecture study that throws light on the design of sustainable swimming pools for both today and the future.
The third block, which will close the programme of events on Thursday 24 February, will focus on Financing for digitalisation projects by SMEs in the swimming pool sector from Next Generation funds. There is a general lack of awareness, especially among the self-employed and SMEs, about these funds and how to obtain financing for improving businesses through digitalisation. This session will try to fill in some of the gaps in this knowledge. This final session will feature representatives of the ANOVA Group (Digitalising SMEs in the sector and accessing Next Generation funds); ASEPPI (Does the emergence of Next Generation Funds provide a true response to the real needs of professionals in the swimming pool sector?); and CDTI (Innovation and technological development of companies in the swimming pool sector – key factors when applying for grants and support for R&D&I projects, with the aim of helping improve companies’ technological capacities, promoting international technology transfer and supporting the creation and consolidation of technology-based enterprises in the swimming pool sector).
All this will take place with the support of ASEPPI, the Spanish Association of Swimming Pool Professionals, in a completely safe environment, thanks to the extensive range of anti-Covid measures implemented by IFEMA MADRID at all its events, in line with health authority recommendations.