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IN BRIEF FLUIDRA STRENGTHENS INDUSTRY POSITION WITH US ACQUISITION Fluidra has announced it has acquired Custom Molded Products (CMP), a Georgiabased manufacturer of pool and spa components, from Tenex Capital Management. CMP is a leading supplier of innovative solutions for the recreational water industry with a strong portfolio of reputable brands such as DEL™, Brilliant Wonders®, SpaMASTER™ and Bobé. Headquartered in Newnan, Georgia, CMP operates manufacturing and distribution facilities from multiple locations in the United States and China. CMP’s products are supported by distributors and OEMs in the North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. With this acquisition, Fluidra will rapidly expand its offering in several strategic growth categories, such as fastgrowing alternative sanitisers, white goods to support its Jandy equipment range and dedicated spa equipment, a substantial adjacent segment and opportunity for the company. Additionally, CMP’s broad range of LED solutions and water and fire features will complement and extend Fluidra’s existing portfolio. CMP’s product strengths, coupled with its operational and manufacturing expertise, will help Fluidra accelerate growth by providing its customers with a wider range of pool and spa technologies as well as through increased product delivery capabilities.

AUSTRALIAN POOL AND SPA EXPO SEES RECORD GROWTH Following an horrific year for exhibitions around the world, Australia’s Pool & Spa Outdoor Living Expo, held at the Adelaide Showground over the weekend of 27 and 28 March has reported record figures, with visitors pouring in from the time the doors opened. There was a more than 30% increase in attendance compared to the last event which was held in 2019.

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Award-winning Project Is A Unique Spanish Pool Collaboration This pool called Las Palmeras Borguede, located in Xàbia, in the Alacante region of Spain, scooped an award at the Pool Design Awards held by Piscine Global Europe late last year. Normally held in the French city of Lyon, but with the physical event postponed due to the pandemic, Piscine Global Europe is not just another trade fair. The biennial event is hugely important in the European market. As a matter of fact, the Awards were coveted by all businesses in the sector. These prizes bring recognition and showcase quality, beauty and a job well done. The project featuring Ezarri’s mosaic tiles won third prize for ‘La plus belle petite piscine’ (The prettiest small pool) for its quest for excellence and innovation. The pool is equipped with the automated Top Clean system which keeps the pool bottom in a perfect state of cleanliness. The filtration system uses activated glass to achieve better filtration quality and longer-lasting results.

The back massage jets are activated using stainless steel piezoelectric buttons, while LEDs provide colour variety and ensure minimal energy use. Las Palmeras Borguede was created with an Ezarri mosaic by Gunitec, who like the pool itself, are located in Xàbia. This third prize makes Ezarri and Gunitec the only Spanish companies to have won such recognition. The company used the Ezarri Zafiro 3.6 x 3.6m mosaic to tile this marvellous pool and cream Valencian marble for the terraces. Zafiro, from the Ezarri Iris collection, is an iridescent cobalt blue mosaic specially designed for cladding interiors, pools, spas, saunas and wellness spaces seeking a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere. Ezarri Mosaico +34 943 164 140 www.ezarri.com

Fluidra Sponsor Catalan Swimming Federation In Its Centenary Year Fluidra has reached a sponsorship agreement with the Catalan Swimming Federation (FCN) to partner in the events celebrating the centenary of the institution, which officially turned 100 in late February. The deal will see Fluidra feature at the competitions held in the framework of the FCN centenary such as the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series, the City of Barcelona-Mare Nostrum International Swimming Trophy, the City of Barcelona International Diving Trophy, and international matches by senior Catalan water polo squads. Fluidra Executive President Eloi Planes said: “With this agreement we shore up our commitment to sport and especially water disciplines. It is a source of pride for us to be able to partner in the federation’s centenary

and continue to support Catalan sport.” Catalan Federation president Enric Bertrán thanked Fluidra on the institution’s behalf and expressed his desire for the partnership to continue into the future. He said the aim was to further power Catalan swimming, a global benchmark both in water polo and artistic disciplines. The sponsorship is the latest among various agreements Fluidra already has with the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation (RFEN), the Swimming Union of the Americas (ASUA), the Asia Swimming Federation (AASF), and the Oceania Swimming Association (OSA), as well as with clubs such as Club Natació Sabadell, Club Natació Atlètic-Barceloneta, and Club Natació Terrassa.

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