The IAKS pool expert circle has compiled exemplary projects ranging worldwide from Australia to the United Kingdom. They were presented to the public for the first time during the International Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum taking place from 26 to 29 October in Cologne, Germany.
As the pool industry (as for all sports and leisure facilities) is a nationally oriented industry the IAKS pool expert circle seeks to foster the exchange of international best practices. The ten authors present real-life aquatics facilities from various countries – one that is either typical of the country or a prime example of emerging best practice. And while it is impossible to represent the diversity of a country’s swimming pool design culture in a single project, we feel it is helpful to explore the underlying characteristics of each respective market. Thoughtful planning is key to maximizing the positive impact of aquatics projects.
On 27 October, in the course of the International Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum, IAKS President Dr Stefan Kannewischer said: "We have written this paper for facility owners and others who plan to design and build a new swimming pool in their local community. We hope you find this resource both useful and inspiring as you consider your future swimming pool needs".
He invited everybody to download the trends and distribute to clients and operators.
Authors from the IAKS pool expert circle
Australia – Warren Green
Austria – Haymo Huber
Canada – Darryl Condon
Denmark – Jakob Færch
Germany – Christian Kuhn
Ireland – Padraig Byrne
Norway – Bjørn Aas
Spain – Ruth Pujol Blume
Switzerland – Stefan Kannewischer
United Kingdom – Mike Hall