FSB 2013 -
New products for amenity areas, sports and pool facilities
FSB is once again a must this year for all architects, engineers, building owners and operators of sport, entertainment, swimming and leisure facilities. One trend from the recent past has continued, namely the demand for increasingly flexible solutions that meet the requirements and wishes of user groups that are becoming ever more heterogeneous and individualised.
The focus is not only on the architectural and construction quality of a project but also on the operating expenses that will come into play later, since these account for the lion's share of total lifecycle costs. FSB 2013 will provide a complete overview for visitors who are interested in this issue. It\\\\'s therefore not surprising that exhibitors are certain to arrive in Cologne in an optimistic mood.
Quality-conscious builders of swimming facilities worldwide rely on stainless steel corrosion-free pools manufactured by the market leaders from Austria and Germany. Horst Huber from hsb/Hinke, for example, expects to see numerous trade visitors from Eastern Europe and Russia. "Private Russian investors in particular appreciate the high-quality products offered by FSB exhibitors," says Huber.
Many operators wish to increase the appeal of their pool facilities by providing visitors with a unique experience that includes LED lighting and colour-changing spotlights. A special atmosphere can be achieved with coloured underwater LED units and the precise illumination of several elements using LED spotlights. "Palms, for example, can be bathed in a warm white glow, and special lighting can draw attention to features such as water slides, water falls and fountains," says Rosemarie van Straten-van Kleef from WaterVision. "State-of-the-art LED modules for changing colour temperatures make it easy to create cost-efficient and sustainable lighting atmospheres that have both a psychological and a physiological effect and therefore enhance both physical and mental performance," adds Andreas Adamczyk from Luxerna LED Lighting.
In order to lower energy consumption at pool facilities, Klarer Freizeitanlagen AG has taken a close look at possibilities for thermally insulating water slides. "Extensive thermal insulation of tube slides can lead to energy savings in excess of 96 per cent," Sven Rügge from Klarer explains. "A positive side effect of such insulation is that it also noticeably reduces noise levels."
Surveillance systems are also now used to enhance visitor safety at pools by detecting dangerous situations at an early stage to help prevent drowning accidents. FSB will highlight many such systems.
FSB\\\\'s leading position as a high-quality international specialist trade fair has also attracted specialised suppliers like Hermann Otto, which will present a new fungicidal silicone sealing compound for pools and saunas. Aqua Drolics from the Netherlands plans to display new water game elements for pools and water playgrounds, which can now be visualised beforehand thanks to digital 3D simulations.
from 22 to 25 October 2013, Fair ground Cologne
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh