Together with Prof. Dr. Ing. S. Schuster, the inventor and patent holder of the principle of pneumatic wave generation, Wolfgang Teichmann and his engineers from Jmhof & Co. GmbH, Bad Nauheim, Germany, successfully commissioned the world’s first pneumatic wave machine in the summer of 1968 in Horumersiel in an open-air swimming pool operated with sea water. The innovation quickly spread throughout Europe, was embraced with enthusiasm outside of Europe and has led to further innovative solutions in pool construction.

The beginnings and first machines worldwide:

1968 – Germany– Horumersiel –first pneumatic wave machine in the world

1970 – USA – Alabama – Decatur – first wave machine on the American continent

1971 – Germany– Warnemünde – Olympic basin

1973 – Japan – Tochigi – first wave machine in Asia

1973 – Germany– Rheinkamp – wave pool with several wave patterns

1975 – Germany – Mönchengladbach – Zentralbad (a public swimming pool) – first combined sports and wave pool with a pneumatic accumulation system