Key topics of the 2021 ISWF, 26-29 Oct in Cologne, Germany

What impact has the coronavirus pandemic had on the market for private pools and wellness facilities? Which developments are shaping the industry? And what do customers today want? A look at the latest trends in a branch of the economy that revolves around “water” shows that the awareness of human health was already on the rise, but it has taken on even greater significance since 2020. Closely linked to it is the issue of hygiene.

The congress at aquanale fair is being held for the ninth time: The International Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum (ISWF). Public pool refurbishment, aspects of sustainability and digitisation, and innovative architectural and engineering planning are dealt with. European standards (both for public and private pools) and pandemic concepts for public pools form a further block. Finally, further training for and assessment of pool staff and the topic of resilience are on the agenda as well.

And there’s something else to grab your attention: The winners of the IOC IPC IAKS architecture prizes for innovative and sustainable sports and leisure facilities will be presented, as well as the EUSA Awards for outstanding pools and spas.


All lectures are free* of charge and can be visited without registration.

*An entrance ticket for aquanale/FSB is obligatory.



English and German (simultaneous translation)