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This year's biennial IOB International Swimming Pond Conference will take place on Wednesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 28 in Mechelen, Belgium

We look forward seeing you at this 12th edition with its theme and focus being 'Nature-based Solution'.

Expect plenty of inspiration, new ideas and innovations, interesting exchanges with specialised companies, manufacturers and colleagues, and professional presentations by carefully selected and excellent speakers!

On 25 and 26 September 2023, we will be happy to take you on a rally along some innovative and successful swimming pond projects in our host country.


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Pondy Award 2023

The Pondy Award is a design award presented to the person(s) behind the design and water purification feature of a swimming pond project, regardless whether they also built it.

Winners are voted by the conference attendees during the International Swimming Pond Conference and announced during the Pondy ceremony at the gala night.

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IOB, or also International Organization for Natural Bathing Waters, is an umbrella organization uniting 12 national swimming pond organizations to form an international federation.


Groen Groeien

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Groen Groeien is the association for the Flemish landscaping contractor and brings members and partners together to help them grow both professionally as well as personally. Through fresh insights, new opportunities and genuine connections.