Meet the experts under the motto "Nature-based solution" for the 11th IOB-Congress in Portugal !


Albufeira, October 6 - 7th 2021

for program of speeches click here >>>

Since 1999, the biennial International Swimming Pond Congress has been a source of inspiration for new ideas and innovation, as well as a hub for interdisciplinary exchange of specialist companies and manufacturers who plan, build, supply, operate and assess natural bathing waters.
The expertise will be passed on to the participants by outstanding speakers at this Congress.
The 11th International Swimming Pond Congress will take place on 6th and 7th October 2021 in Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal. The proven concept of the 10th Congress in Warsaw is largely taken over.
Venue is the Club Med DaBalaia, directly at the Atlantik coast, a modern and luxurious holiday resort with outstanding travelers rating. Lecture rooms, workshops, exhibition in the foyer, rooms and restaurant are in the immediate vicinity and within the resort.
For the first time in the history of the International Congress, a large swimming pond is available in the hotel. Not only for talking shop, but also for swimming!

Pondy Award

As patron of the International Swimming Pond Congress and umbrella organization for global swimming pond experts the International Organization for natural bathing water (IOB) has launched the Pondy Award.
All congress participants can vote for the winners of the international PONDY AWARD during the congress, which will be announced again by the IOB in 2021.
Click here for conditions of participation
and check last years winners


Use the synergies as a sponsor for and at the 11th International Swimming Pond Congress 2021 in Portugal!

The Schwimmteichkongress expects up to 150 visitors every day from all over the world.

In addition, each sponsor receives the inclusion of his logo on the official homepage of the IOB Congress.

More information available: click here

Thank you to our sponsors

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Rally from Lisbon airport to the Algarve, 2 days, guided by Pedro Couto, a very experienced swimming pond builder from Portugal.

here you can find the rally program - available soon

Lectures from the last Congress 2019 in Warsaw can be read by members of the associations affiliated to the IOB in the online library of the IOB website (download). You can find them under the publication type »Lectures«

Rallytickets click here