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What will the new penalty rates mean for pool shops?

SPLASH! asked Michelle Blewett of Workforce Guardian to guide us through the recent changes to penalty rates, and outline what they might mean for the pool and spa industry.

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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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Frogs can be an annoyance in swimming pools

Keeping frogs out of swimming pools

Once the weather turns wet we’re likely to see an increase in the number of frogs finding their way into backyard swimming pools. BioGuard’s Bill Mansfield has offered a few suggestions to help keep frogs out of the pool.

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Peter Rabbidge

Peter Rabbidge retires after four decades in the swimming pool industry

After nearly 45 years working in the swimming pool and spa industry, Peter Rabbidge has retired from Zeolite Australia and the industry.

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How to build high end pools for wealthy clients

  By Cal Stanley If you aspire to build pools at the upper end of the market, there are a few things you must know and do to succeed. First and foremost is that your customers are likely to be worth far more than you so don’t screw them around or you may find out […]

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Pool pumps may face national regulation as new proposals considered

Acting national GEMS regulator and E3 chair Rick Miles updates us on the upcoming considerations for national regulation of pool pumps and the status of the E3 program.

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tallest inflatable waterslide in the world

Perth slide is now officially tallest inflatable waterslide in the world

The new tallest inflatable waterslide in the world has been crowned at Perth’s Xscape at the City pop-up waterpark.

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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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