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Ian Mewett retires from Compass Pools

-+*Fibreglass pool pioneer Ian Mewett has handed on the baton. Watch his interview recorded at SPLASH! 2014.

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Report finds pools can increase home value by a third

-+*The Secret Agent report shows some home values can rise by half a million dollars.

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Winterising your pool shop business

-+*While winter can be a tough time for pool shops, there are ways to help keep the cool cash flowing.

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Cai Guo-Qiang’s Brisbane pool of art

-+*Building and maintaining a watery work of art is a demanding brief.

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Titanic opportunity as diva’s epic pool for sale

-+*Celine Dion’s $US72m property includes its own waterpark featuring a lazy river, waterslides and tip bucket.

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The contrast and harmony of air, earth and water

-+*This house and pool provide a spectacle in which man takes on nature.

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Aussie mermaid stars at Cannes

-+*A Byron Bay local has made a splash at Cannes as a film star and a mermaid in a fishbowl.

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Planning for the future

-+*WaterMarc is designed to please the community now, while being geared for future expansion.

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Sigiriya: the world’s oldest landscaped water garden

-+*Sri Lanka’s Sigiriya Rock is famous for its past, present and even future.

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Largest evacuated solar panel installation in Australia

-+*Craig Doncon of Supreme Heating WA spoke with SPLASH! from the top of the South West Sports Centre in Bunbury, WA.

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Aussies Best in Show at Chelsea

-+*The Trailfinders Australian Garden has won the top honour at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.

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Archibald finalist Michael Zavros’s self-portrait titled Bad Dad

Painted pool attracts attention at the Archibald

-+*Michael Zavros’s entry in Australia’s premier art prize has taken the myth of Narcissus and placed it in the most idyllic of suburban locations: the backyard swimming pool.

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The curved roof of the Bunbury South West Sports Centre with 240 Supreme evacuated tubing solar panels

Capturing the western sun

-+*Thanks to a giant evacuated tubing solar installation, Bunbury South West Sports Centre now uses the sun’s free energy to reduce energy costs by thousands of dollars each month.

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The Saltwater Lifestyle Centre design has been lauded for being sophisticated and welcoming

Triple treat offers award-winning lifestyle

-+*NHArchitecture has won the Sir Osborn McCutcheon Award for Commercial Architecture for the design of a lifestyle centre in a new Victorian coastal development.

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Sam Riley’s toddler swimming tips

-+*Sam Riley has joined with Royal Life Saving and ARC Fences to put together some video tips for teaching toddlers to swim.

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The pool abuts the intriguing cloud extension

The lap pool and the cloud house

-+*This amazing renovation of a Victorian house includes a lap pool and an extension that seems to belong in the sky.

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