The award ceremony for the 2018 Pool Innovations Trophies took place on Tuesday 13 November at LyonEurexpo during the Piscine Global Europe exhibition, the benchmark event for the pool and wellness sector. This competition awards prizes to the most remarkable innovations in the sector and showcases them to the profession throughout the exhibition in the Pool Innovations Promenade.
Professionals, journalists and members of the jury attended the Pool Innovation Trophies award ceremony, bearing testament to the significance of this competition for the entire industry on an international scale.
The contending innovations were divided into six categories:
- POOL CONSTRUCTION
Construction / fitting: pool structures, construction processes and pool linings.
- CLEAN POOL
Maintenance: filtration, maintenance equipment, water treatment systems.
- POOL SAFETY
Protection / safety: safety equipment, winter protection equipment, safety for people.
- SMART POOL
Smart products: public facility management, design and fitting.
Fitness, sauna, hammam, traditional baths, equipment and solutions for therapeutic purposes.
Outdoor / living pool (outdoor development, garden decoration, paving, outdoor lighting systems and furniture): Equipment and accessories for public and private pools (accessories for pools, air handling systems, PA systems, heating / cooling / air conditioning systems, lighting systems).
From the 56 products entered for the competition this year, the jury of professionals from the sector selected six winners.
MEMBERS OF THE JURY
- Jacques COUACAULT – Ingexpool
- Stéphane DEBERNARDI – Debernardi Piscines
- Michel DUPENLOUP – Editor-in-chief of L’Activité Piscine
- Nicolas BIAGINI – Journalist at IMC Eurospapoolnews
- Hervé MERY – FPP
- Jean-François GAUCHERAND – FPP
- Pierre IORIO – FPP
- Laurent AZAM – FPP
THE WINNERS OF THE 2018 POOL INNOVATIONS TROPHIES ARE:
POOL SAFETY / QUINTESSENCE
Quintessence represents for APF the excellence of automatic security coverage: aesthetics, innovation, security, connectivity and reliability.
GACHES CHIMIE SPÉCIALITÉS
CLEAN POOL / AGENT TO REDUCE CHLORINE STABILISER QUANTITIES
GACHES CHIMIE will soon be marketing a product capable of reducing the stabilizer accumulated in pools. The only solution to this up to now was to drain the pool.
SMART POOL / MAYTRONICS DOLPHIN IO
Maytronics Dolphin iO™ is a robotic pool cleaner, powered by a revolutionary selflearning artificial intelligence technology - Opteq™, an accurate 3D stereoscopic scanning for precise navigation. A cloud connectivity, enables to control the cleaner from anywhere via an app.
PENTAIR AQUATIC SYSTEMS
SMART POOL / PENTAIR PIP SCANNER
The App that changes your daily business. PIP Scanner was designed to enhance the selling and servicing of Pentair products while also simplifying pool professional’s daily activities. In one scan, get access to: Warranty Extension & co-branded Certificate, Technical literature, Sales Tools, How-to videos, PIP reward points.
OUTDOOR / POOLEX JETLINE PLATINIUM POOLEX JETLINE PLATINIUM
The alliance of design and the latest technologies. For the first time, a heat pump is beautifully located around your pond. Its brushed aluminum design and LED integration transform this Jetline PLATINIUM into a decorative object without forgetting performance. Indeed, it incorporates the Inverter.
WELLNESS / AUTOMATIC COVER SYSTEM ACS®
ACS® is a unique, patent protected solution developed by USSPA. It offers unrivalled amenities of the manipulation and use of the cover by pressing a button. It´s construction is solid enough to prevent the risk of children or pets falling in water and drowning.
ACS® received a Red Dot Award 2018.
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