​2019 IOB Congress:

The 10th International Congress of the IOB will take place on September 9-10, 2019 at
​Arche Hotel Krakowska in Warsaw, Poland. ​United States residents must be registered members of ASPNSP in order to attend the IOB International Congress. Please click here to become a member.

Summary of 2017 IOB Congress:

On November 15-16, 2017 the Dutch Swimming Pond Association held the 9th International Swimming Pond Congress in close cooperation with the International Organization for Natural Bathing Waters (IOB).  The event was held in the New York conference room at the WTC Congress Center in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.  All ASPNSP members were welcome to attend.

The program was packed with internationally renowned experts.  Speakers from the Netherlands, Poland, France and Belgium addressed the Congress attendees.  Highlights included presentations of the new "Guidelines for Planning, Construction and Maintenance of Private Swimming Pools and Bathing Ponds in Germany" and lectures on topics including:

  • Sulphates in the water
  • Combined fast and slow biological filters
  • Mussels and snails in swimming ponds
  • Methods of bird control
  • Viruses, cryptosporidia and giardia in public swimming ponds

There were two bus tour options available to attendees:

  1. Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14.  Visit public and private swimming ponds on a tour from Bremen, Germany to Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
  2. Tuesday, November 14.  Visit swimming ponds in Holland on a tour from Amsterdam / Schiphol to Leeuwarden.

Candidates for the 2017 PONDY Award were selected by a jury.  All congress participants can take part in the election of the winners.  The 2017 PONDY Award Winners were announced on November 16.