Sabadell, Spain-based pool and spa equipment producer Fluidra has acquired 70 percent of SIBO, a Dutch pool supply wholesaler.

The acquisition will help broaden Fluidra’s offerings, introducing the global powerhouse to SIBO’s AquaForte line of equipment for ponds and biological pools. Europe provides the strongest market for biological pools, with one out of 10 new installations falling under this category, Fluidra stated.

Additionally, the purchase should strengthen Fluidra’s presence in northern Europe, particularly the Benelux countries — Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

SIBO offers more than 5,000 products, and all its brands, including Effast, Wavin, DAB, Hunter, Microbe-Life and Blue Eco, will continue to be sold under their previous names. SIBOs offices are located in the Netherlands, and Fluidra will use that site as a new sales branch for its distribution network. The network now spreads over 45 countries, with 150 branch offices and plants.