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The joint Aquanale & FSB trade fair was staged in Cologne, from 5 to 8 November 2019. Watergames & More also attended the fair as an exhibitor.
These specialised German fairs are of particular interest to public swimming pools and all associated suppliers, including firms that supply water play equipment (spray parks) and water slides. Suppliers of the technical equipment, such as water treatment systems, were also broadly represented, as was the wellness sector; with countless saunas and whirlpools on show. There was nevertheless a substantial amount of dry playground equipment on display at the FSB, the prominent trend being the wooden ‘natural’ theme, much of which featured the combined use of uncoated stainless steel.
The visitors comprised largely swimming pool managers and operators, architects and engineers. While the majority of these were German, the fairs also attracted visitors from Switzerland, the Benelux and the Mediterranean countries.
Watergames & More’s aim in exhibiting at these fairs was to generate greater brand recognition, make closer acquaintance with the German market, and strengthen existing relationships, including those with the sector organisation EWA.
It became apparent that there is increasing interest in spray parks throughout the market. Not solely among visitors, but also other suppliers, although their individual definitions of a spray park may vary greatly. For example, we supply spray parks in combination with a smooth concrete floor cast on a slope, while the vast majority of our competitors install stand-alone equipment in paddling pools.
What also struck us was that many came in search of a blend of wet and dry playground equipment as it were. The opportunities available in this regard were subjected to extensive study by visitors and suppliers alike throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Depending on your requirements, Watergames & More can offer you turnkey delivery of a water attraction, even going so far as to carry out worry-free management of the entire process for you from A to Z if you wish. Are you interested in adding new water attraction or perhaps extending your existing one for the season ahead? In that case, we would be pleased to discuss your wishes, so that we might work on your project throughout the winter, completing it well in time for the new season.