The bsw (Bundesverband Schwimmbad & Wellness e.V.) is a professional association service provider offering a comprehensive industry network to assist the swimming pool and spa sector in Germany, and across Europe. Approximately two hundred and fifty quality and service-oriented specialists in swimming pool construction, as well as wholesalers and other companies involved in the industry, have come together under our umbrella to be represented by the bsw organization.
Membership also includes architects, planning offices, producers of sector specific publications and national, as well as international, trade fair and exhibition companies.
The bsw was founded at the end of 2000 by the merger of two swimming pool associations in Germany.
bsw companies cooperate on a national and international level with various standardization bodies, such as the German Institute for Standardization (Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.) and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), in ensuring that the most up to date knowledge regarding the health and safety requirements of swimming pools are incorporated into both the German and European framework of standards.
Parallel to the “official” rules and regulations, the members of the bsw, via technical panels, also issue directives, technical data sheets and advice for private swimming pools and spa areas, to ensure quality standards are also adhered to in the ”unregulated” domain.
A further goal of the bsw is the promotion of innovation and the boosting of confidence in, and spreading awareness of, new technologies. Therefore, it is the ideal supporter of the biennial aquanale event, the International Trade Fair for Sauna.Pool, Ambience, which is held in Cologne.
The bsw member companies always have their ‘fingers on the pulse’ of changing trends. They are experts in their field because they can utilize the bsw network, with its multitude of possibilities for dialogue and knowledge pooling.