Category Archives: Allgemein

New board of IOB (16 November 2017 )

The general assembly of the IOB has elected a new board according to its schedule: Stefan Meier (Spain) is the new IOB chairman. His deputies are Michael Messner (Germany) and James Robyn (USA). Treasurer is Jan Sarosiek (Poland), secretary Dirk Esser (France).

By standing ovations the representatives of the eleven member associations present thanked the retired members of the board Guido Manzke (Germany), Paul Luther (Italy) and Udo Schwarzer (Portugal) and the departing IOB managing director Stefan Bruns (Germany) for their eight-year work in the board.


IOB Pondy Award 2017

the jury of the Pondy Award 2017 has selected the final participants. Stefan Meier, Naturaleza y Arte participated in the categories “private swimming pond” and “swimming pond with touritic use”; both projects came in the final round. The winners will be elected by the participants of the 9th International Swimming Pond Conference in Leeuwarden the 16th of November 2017

(IOB website source)

The jury has spoken. Here are the nominees of IOB PONDY Award 2017:

Natural pools privat use: Bio Piscinas (P), Ginkel Groep (NL), Fuchs baut Gärten (D)
Swimming ponds privat use: Stefan Meier (E), Fa. John GmbH (D), Lily Pond (NL)
Swimming ponds tourist use: Bio Piscinas (P), Stefan Meier (E), Wasserwerkstatt Bamberg (D), Fuchs baut Gärten (D)

The jury has choosen 4 projects in the category of tourist used swimming ponds.

The nominees will present their projects at the International Swimming Pond Congress at Leeuwarden. The congress participants will vote to elect the winners per category.