Industry News

Latest happenings in the pool, spa and aquatics industry

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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Government backs extra 300,000 apprenticeships in budget

The 2017-18 Federal Budget has given apprenticeships a boost thanks in part to a levy on skilled migrant visas.

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Victorian pool barrier Regulatory Impact Assessment out tomorrow, May 18

SPASA Victoria fears the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) due out tomorrow will not show a sufficient commitment to safety.

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SPASA Australia calling for input on fencing standard changes

The standard controlling fencing and other barriers around swimming pools, AS 1926.1, is being revised and SPASA Australia wants members of the industry to take an active interest in this important standard.

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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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Victorian government reportedly to consider tougher pool inspection regime

In her findings into the drowning death of a two-year-old toddler, Victorian coroner Audrey Jamieson has recommended a series of reforms including mandatory pool inspections and pool safety certificates.

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SPLASH! 111

SPLASH! 111 out now

The printed edition of SPLASH! 111 is out now. 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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Tenders for operation of two rural swimming pools

Lachlan Shire Council is seeking Tenders from suitably qualified persons for the Operation of the Condobolin Swimming Pool and for the Operation of the Lake Cargelligo Swimming Pool.

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Pool industry in shock as ALT director Ben Beale tragically passes away

The swimming pool industry is in shock following the death of Ben Beale, executive director of Perth-based fiberglass pool manufacturer Aquatic Leisure Technologies (ALT).

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Narellan Pools seeking partners from the business world

Narellan Pools has added to its traditional recruitment strategy focussing on pool builders and landscapers, by now also recruiting experienced business people from outside the industry.

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April pool and aquatic tenders

Here are three pool and aquatic tenders from local councils for construction, refurbishment and management of swimming pools, with close dates in April 2017.

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Blair Evans to promote swimming as Aqua Technics ambassador

Aqua Technics has named dual Olympian Blair Evans as their new ambassador to help promote their alliance with Swimming WA.

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