Triathlon coach Matthias Knossalla promotes HydroStar

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Triathlon coach Matthias Knossalla promotes HydroStar

Renowned triathlon coach Matthias Knossalla is now a BINDER partner. As a former professional athlete, Knossalla is held in high esteem in the sports world and will make the turbine-powered counter-current systems even better known there.

Matthias Knossalla is the founder and managing director of trivolution-training. With his 11-member team, he coaches over 150 athletes worldwide. From professional athletes to first-time long-distance swimmers.

Knossalla is currently setting up a base for athletes to supervise their training there as well. His base will of course also have a pool featuring the BINDER counter-current system: “It’s perfect for aerobic training,” says the qualified sports scientist. But that’s not all: “The wide, powerful current is also ideal for targeted training in swimming techniques,” adds Knossalla. The former top athlete is enthusiastic about the unique swimming sensation that the BINDER units offer. “When you switch on the twin turbines, it’s like being in a natural body of water.” In other words, the optimum conditions for triathlon swimming training.

Numerous top sporting achievements
During his active career, Matthias Knossalla enjoyed many sporting successes. Among other things, he was German runner-up in the duathlon, came second three times in the Ironman 70.3® and achieved a best performance over 180 km cycling in the triathlon. For some time now, he has been working as a coach and has already become German champion with his athletes (Triathlon Long Distance Women 2017).

New book “The Kona Code”
But he is also known in the scene as a keynote speaker and author. Only recently he published his book “The Kona Code”. Here, Knossalla recommends periodised training, for example: eight months, starting with a period of acclimatisation to protect against dangerous overconfidence. In the book, successful coach Sebastian Weber also examines the Ironman Hawaii qualification from a physiological perspective.
Dr. Mareike Großhauser and Dr. Georg Abel then take a detailed look at proper nutrition and two top athletes clarify mental issues. Details on training camps and age groups round off the book.

As a former top athlete, Knossalla promotes the turbine-powered counter-current systems in his training programmes, on his website and in social media channels, among other things.

HydroStar is “Brand of the Century”

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HydroStar is “Brand of the Century”

A great honour for BINDER: the ZEIT publishing group has named the HydroStar turbine swimming system “Brand of the Century”. In doing so, the jury honoured the the counter-current system’s pioneering technology.

Only products that have set entirely new standards in their field can call themselves “Brand of the Century”. The HydroStar counter-current system received the award because it offers pool owners a unique swimming experience. Unlike conventional systems, HydroStar works with turbines instead of pumps and therefore generates a wide, powerful current. Swimmers can focus entirely on their technique without flipping or losing balance. Training with HydroStar also feels like swimming in a natural river – another unique feature.

The jury of the “Deutsche Standards” brand award voted for HydroStar in an elaborate selection process. “Brands of the Century” are very exclusive, as only one product is honoured in each category.

BINDER has already received several awards for its turbine-driven counter-current systems: the company received the prestigious German Brand Award for HydroStar, among others, and the EasyStar retrofit unit impressed the jury of the German Design Award with its timelessly elegant housing.

Lisa Gerß and Philipp Mock are promoting the unique counter-current systems from BINDER

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Lisa Gerß and Philipp Mock are promoting the unique counter-current systems from BINDER

BINDER continues to expand its cooperation with top athletes: The swimming pool technology specialist has gained further testimonials for its turbine-driven counter-current systems from the triathletes Lisa Gerß and Philipp Mock. Both have already celebrated quite a bit of success in their careers.

Lisa Gerß is German champion in her age group over the Ironman distance and has won the Hessen championship over the middle distance several times. But the 28-year-old from Bad Pyrmont has set herself even higher goals:
“I want to qualify for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.” 

Lisa Gerß appreciates the sport of swimming above all, “because it’s technically demanding and uses many muscle groups”. And also quite varied:
“Depending on the way you train, it can be a really hard workout or a good way to relax.” 

BINDER will sponsor Lisa Gerß over the next two years and plans to produce a series of videos in which the certified ecotrophologist (qualification in nutritional science and home economics) gives tips on the subject of nutrition.

The athletic achievements of Philipp Mock are also impressive: Among other things, the qualified optician finished third at the Ironman in Hawaii in the 18 to 24 age group and was the German runner-up over long distance. 

For the now 33-year-old, HydroStar’s wide, powerful current offers ideal conditions to train his technique. “I’ve swum against a few counter-current systems, but it wasn’t until I started using the turbine swimming system from BINDER that I found the perfect solution.” 

Philipp Mock is the proud owner of a HydroStar BGA 550 and can therefore prepare optimally for the next sporting challenges.

BINDER products now with three-year guarantee

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BINDER products now with three-year guarantee

The confidence of BINDER in its products is so great that the company is now extending its product guarantee from the customary two to three years.

The guarantee covers both the counter-current systems HydroStar and EasyStar, as well as tube and shaft motors, piezo switches and LED lighting. The extended guarantee is an additional sales argument for specialist dealers, since other manufacturers normally only offer a two-year term.


BINDER is underlining the high quality of its products with the new three-year guarantee. Swimming pool professionals also recommend regular care of the stainless steel components of the turbine swimming systems to ensure they are preserved for as long as possible. The stainless steel cleaner Pelox is ideal for this. Binder provides it in a set with polishing pad and special sponge in package sizes of 100 g and 250 g. You can use the set to clean and maintain all BINDER stainless steel products.


Tip for specialist retailers: The installation of turbine-driven counter-current systems is especially easy with the Weicon Anti-Seize High-Tech installation paste, which you can also obtain from BINDER. The paste is resistant to high temperatures and has a very good separation effect. Anti-Seize protects against corrosion, jamming, wear, oxidation, fretting corrosion and electrolytic reactions.

Jessica Vall becomes a BINDER brand ambassador in Spain

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Jessica Vall becomes a BINDER brand ambassador in Spain

Professional swimmer Jessica Vall will start to promote BINDER’s turbine-driven counter-current systems in Spain as a brand ambassador with immediate effect. Jessica has already won numerous medals. Her next aim is to reach the final of the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The 32-year-old has not only been the Spanish breaststroke champion over 50, 100 and 200 metres on multiple occasions, she has also won medals in international competitions: Jessica gained bronze medals in breaststroke over 200 metres at the 2014 European Championships in Berlin and at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan in Russia. At the European Short-Course Swimming Championships in 2017 in Copenhagen, she won gold over the same distance.

Jessica has a degree in biology and lives with her husband in Barcelona. She has dedicated herself to swimming entirely for several years. Her major goal: “I want to reach the final at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.”

We are delighted to have been able to recruit Jessica as a brand ambassador.

The entire BINDER team are crossing their fingers that Jessica’s Olympic dream will come true.

New website: All product worlds at a glance

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New website: All product worlds at a glance

BINDER has completely redesigned its website. The most striking changes are the distinctive look, the fresh visual language and a magazine section with lots of interesting information about swimming, wellness and leisure. In addition, visitors to the site will now find all BINDER brands under one roof.

The new website merges the previous websites www.binder24.com and www.hydrostar-binder.de into a single brand environment. All important information on the HydroStar and EasyStar counter-current systems and the drives for pool covers can now be accessed with just a few clicks. Alongside hard facts, the website also provides many exciting tips and suggestions for pool and garden. “On the one hand, we want to inform website visitors about our products and, on the other, we want to show them the enormous possibilities offered by our counter-current systems,” says Felix Binder.

The relaunch of the website was conceived and implemented by the Köhler+Partner agency. It forms part of BINDER’s new online strategy, which includes its existing Facebook presence as well as the recently launched activities on Instagram and LinkedIn.

On the social media channels, BINDER will not only feature regular reports from its EasyStar brand ambassador Elena Krawzow, but will also get to grips with current topics and trends.

The BINDER-Magazine on the new website also features exciting articles on the topics of pools, wellness and leisure.

Have a click through – we look forward to your visit!

Expansion of the warehouse and production halls

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Expansion of the warehouse and production halls

In September, the BINDER family invited participants to attend the roofing ceremony. The new 300 square metre warehouse and production hall was erected in a short time. The new premises were urgently needed to cope with increased demand.

The new hall was inaugurated before a circle of employees, tradespeople, friends, press and politicians. Due to the close ties to his hometown Hamelin, Siegfried Binder said in his welcome address that almost exclusively Hamelin-based companies had been commissioned.

Lord Mayor Claudio Griese is delighted with the company’s history and emphasises how important the company is for Hamelin’s economy. The now more than 60 employees show that Siegfried Binder was onto a good thing back then with business idea to develop turbine-powered countercurrent systems.

Since the sales figures for the counterflow systems are continuing to grow, the sky’s the limit, explains Siegfried Binder. “We plan to acquire a new plot of land in the Hamelin industrial area in two to three years, where we can build completely new facilities to fully optimise our production and development possibilities.”

That was aquanale 2019

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That was aquanale 2019

With 28,000 visitors from 128 countries, the aquanale 2019 was a complete success! Together with the increase in the number of visitors, the reorganisation of the range of topics and the increased internationality underscored its importance for the international swimming pool and wellness industry.

For the first time, we deliberately presented our entire product portfolio to the numerous visitors and customers at this trade fair and received a lot of positive feedback. Over an even bigger area than in previous years, this time we presented our MecaTec brand alongside our HydroStar and EasyStar counter-current systems.

Our trade fair pool, where different athletes swam against our HydroStar every hour on the hour, was still the highlight. Elena Krawzow, swimming world champion and EasyStar brand ambassador, was also there for a whole day. She was available for talks and interviews and impressively showed how useful and effective training with our counter-current systems is for professional swimmers as well.

World record attempt with HydroStar

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World record attempt with HydroStar

On 14 and 15 July 2018, a team of German free-swimming champions, Olympic participants and the 12-time world champion and three-time Olympian Thomas Lurz, undertook a world record attempt against the Hydrostar in the BINDER trade fair pool.

The team was put together by Stefan Lurz, German national trainer for free swimmers.

The idea to swim the 51 km long ferry route from Gedser (DK) to Rostock (DE) against the Hydrostar in the BINDER pool in less than 10 hours turned out successfully for the elite swimming team.

Binder offers its warmest congratulations on this success.

The world record attempt was held as a charity relay to benefit Kinderhilfe Organtransplantation (children’s aid for organ transplants). It was organised by SVW05 (Würzburg swim club) and Fitness Club SVW05 under the direction of Rainer Griebl.

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German Brand Award 2018

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German Brand Award 2018

The German Design Council has been presenting the German Brand Award, the industry prize for brand strategy, in more than 60 categories since 2016. Few would argue when we say that brands hold meaning and power. Their importance is growing immensely with increasing digitalisation.

In June 2018, the jury presented BINDER with the “Industry Excellence in Branding” award in the Sports category at the German Historical Museum in Berlin. This award is given to the best product and company brands in a particular industry.

“We are very proud to have received this award and are constantly working on expanding our successful brand strategy,” explains Siegfried Binder, owner and Managing Director of BINDER GmbH & Co KG.