The Dutch Swimming Pond Association is announcing the 9th international Swimming Pond Congress in close cooperation with the International Organization for natural Bathing water (IOB).  

The International Swimming Pond Congress begins Wednesday, November 15 and ends Thursday, November 16, 2017.  All ASPNSP members are welcome to attend.

As always, the program is packed with internationally renowned experts.  Speakers from the Netherlands, Poland, France and Belgium have been confirmed.  Highlights include presentation 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 filters
  • mussels and snails in swimming ponds
  • methods of bird control
  • viruses, cryptosporidia and giardia in public swimming ponds

A bus tour is included for attendees booking the Congress before March 31, 2017.  There are two options: 

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

Swimming Pond Congress (November 15 and 16, 2017)

The Swimming Pond Congress begins on Wednesday, November 15 at 9:00 a.m. and ends Thursday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m.  The event is held in the New York conference room at the WTC Congress Center in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.  


Candidates for the 2017 PONDY Award were selected by a jury.   All congress participants can take part in the election of the winners.  Winners are announced on Thursday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m.


The WTC Congress Center offers an excellent venue for the 9th International Swimming Pool Congress.  This is a conference hotel, which means that the entire event takes place under one roof. Participants who book the congress and rooms, therefore, live entirely in the Congress Center.

There are other hotels and accommodations in Leeuwarden.

Congress participation is available from 350 euros.  Please note if you book the congress and hotel, a dinner on Wednesday, November 15 is included.

Bookings are only possible on the homepage of the international Swimming Pond Congress: