News & Features

SPASA Australia enters into new media partnership agreement

SPASA Australia has announced a partnership with Westwick-Farrow Media to evolve the current Pool + Spa magazine and online offering to boost SPASA’s communication model.

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Win a DVD of the ABC TV show, Dream Gardens

Acclaimed author and landscape designer Michael McCoy says gardens are really about engagement.

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Karri Nadazdy and Nicholas Virtue at the awards presentation

Local pool shop Andy & Sons wins Business Champion award

Andy & Sons, a Canterbury pool shop in Sydney’s Inner West, has won the Specialised Retail Business category at the Australian Small Business Champions Awards.

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SPLASH! edition 112 out now

Issue 112 of SPLASH! is out now. Among the many features it includes stories on spas and saunas, waterpark maintenance, splash parks and tax tips, together with all the latest news and most exciting new products.

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Gary Pogharian

Video: waterpark maintenance in the Arab world

In the third in the series of video interviews with international leaders recorded at SPLASH! 2016 on the Gold Coast, we spoke to Gary Pogharian, maintenance director at Yas Waterworld.

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Pool Systems buys Newline Pool Products

Pool Systems has announced its acquisition of Newline Pool Products. The purchase took effect from July 3, 2017.

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SPASA Australia Leadership Convention program released

SPASA Australia has released the program for its Leadership Convention to be held on 31 August 2017 at the harbourside Doltone House, on Jones Bay Wharf at Pyrmont in Sydney.

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Thomas leaves Ardent with $730k payout

Ardent Leisure, owner of Dreamworld and WhiteWater World, has fast-tracked the departure of former CEO and MD, Deborah Thomas, providing her a year’s base salary of $731, 291 in the process.

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Five die in waterpark electrocution

Three children and two adults have died in a pool at a Turkish waterpark in the town of Akyazi 150 kilometres east of Istanbul. Reports from Turkish media describe the incident as an electrocution.

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EOI for management and operation of the Mount Barker swimming pool

Mount Barker District Council invites expressions of interest to undertake the management and operation of the Adelaide Hills Recreation Centre and/or the management and operation of the Mount Barker Mountain Pool.

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Hayward Industries bought by capital investment partnership

A partnership of capital investment managers has agreed to buy pool and spa behemoth, Hayward Industries.

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The program pool at the Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre in Auburn

Swimming pool curtain causes tabloid angst

Western Sydney’s Cumberland Council has installed a privacy curtain at a small program pool at its Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre in Auburn, in part to help encourage more women to gain greater water safety skills.

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Cleaning swimming pools after storms and floods

David Lloyd of International Quadratics has provided some advice on cleaning up and treating swimming pools after storms and floods.

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Under-fives pool drownings decrease by 31 per cent compared to 10-year average

The National Drowning Report 2016 prepared by Royal Life Saving Australia has shown that while total pool drownings increased by 22 per cent year-on-year, the all-important under-fives category has shown a considerable decrease.

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Tax tips for pool and spa businesses

With tax time just around the corner, businesses all over Australia are looking to get their books and records in order before the end of financial year and also to take advantage of all the available tax breaks in order to minimise their tax for this year.

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New Zealand’s solutions for restricting access to residential pools

The NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has published a document helping people understand what is acceptable under their new regulations.

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