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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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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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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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Poolies have last chance to comment on Practice Note 15

Following the recent Country Pool Managers Conference the OLG has reloaded the link to the survey on Practice Note 15 until June 3.

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The Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull visiting Australian Innovative Systems

Prime Minister Turnbull visits Australian pool equipment factory

The Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull visited the headquarters and factory of AIS in Brisbane in May, touring the facilities and meeting some of the 40-plus staff before enjoying morning tea.

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Swimming can help people with autism spectrum disorder

Erika Gleeson of Autism Swim looks at how swimming lessons can help mitigate the leading cause of death among children with autism spectrum disorder – death by drowning – which accounts for an astounding 90 per cent of deaths.

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Wollondilly Community Leisure Centre

Solving the problem of noisy aquatic centres

One downside of expansive, open plan indoor aquatic centres can be excessive noise – which is not only annoying but can also be a health issue.

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Elena Gosse to speak at leadership symposium this Friday

As part of the Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium series, AIS CEO, Elena Gosse will speak at the Brisbane Convention Centre on Friday 19th May from 11:10am to 12:40pm.

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Swim Team is an inspiring documentary about swimming and autism

What would you do if your community gave up on your child?

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Two initiatives bring global swim school associations ASSA and USSSA together

The Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) and the United States Swim Schools Association (USSSA) have come together to provide to global initiatives.

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SPASA Australia forms alliance with US organisation APSP

The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia (SPASA) has announced a collaborative affiliation with the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP).

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Read the digital version of SPLASH! 111

Among the many features it includes are stories on robotic pool cleaners and surf rides, as well as hydraulics, pool treatment, noisy aquatic centres, and all the latest news and most exciting new products.

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The new & improved SPLASH! Trade Directory is now live!