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The seas beckon for swimming pool industry veterans

Dennis Baxter and Nelleke Gilhuys from Niagara Pool Supplies look back on their time in the Australian swimming pool industry, as they plan to sail off into a well deserved retirement.

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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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