Based in Valergues, the Hérault SME Pool Technologie (100 employees, 2021 turnover: €26 million), manufacturer of automatic treatment systems for private and collective swimming pools, is preparing to double its production area in the course of 2023. The operation aims to raise from 4,000 to 8,000 m2 infrastructure dedicated to its product range (salt chlorinators, pumps, controllers, etc.). Thirty new jobs could result. This announcement follows the backing of Pool Technologie, signed in October 2021, with the Lyon group Nextpool (600 employees, 2020 turnover: €110 million), specializing in water treatment equipment and swimming pool safety. Relying on its new shareholder, Pool Technologie plans to double in size by 2026.