ZODIAC, 100 years of history

Zodiac Marine & Pool was created in 2007. The roots of the company date back to 1896, founded in a spirit of innovation that still drives us today.

  • Acquisition of SET , a German company, specialized in heating systems for swimming pools.
  • September 2010 - Zodiac Pool Care, Inc. (USA) merges with and into Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (formerly known as Jandy Pool Products, Inc.).
  • 2009 - Carlyle increases its shareholding in Zodiac Marine & Pool by purchasing the remaining capital held by Zodiac Aerospace.
  • 2008 - Acquisition of COVER-POOLS (USA), a company manufacturing automatic pool covers.
  • 2007 – Zodiac Marine & Pool is created, via the acquisition of Zodiac Group’s Marine Segment by The Carlyle Group, in conjunction with the newly formed Zodiac Aerospace.
  • 2006 - Common acquisition with Carlyle Group of JANDY POOL PRODUCTS, an American manufacturer of pools equipment.
  • 2005 - Acquisition of POLARIS POOL SYSTEMS (USA), a brand leader on the pool cleaners market.
  • 2003 - Acquisition of P.S.A, a French manufacturer of heating systems and dehumidification units for swimming pools.
  • 2001 - Acquisition of CLEARWATER, salt-chlorination water treatment solutions (Australia)
  • 1952 - Dr Alain Bombard crosses the Atlantic on a Zodiac boat.
  • 1934 - Launch of a 2-seat inflatable kayak prototype, followed in 1936 by an inflatable catamaran equipped with a sail and, in 1937 by inflatable torpedoes carriers developed for the French Naval Air Service.
  • 1909 - The company becomes the Société Française de Ballons Dirigeables et d'Aviation Zodiac. The Zodiac brand is registered on 2nd February 1909.
  • 1896 - Foundation of "Mallet, Mélandri et de Pitray " a company specialised in the design of non rigid airships.