Residential Pools and Spas

latest news from the residential segment of the swimming pool and spa industry

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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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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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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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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Fibreglass pool standard committee members sought

SPASA Australia is seeking expressions of interest to establish a technical committee to review certain aspects of the following fibreglass Australian Standards.

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Pool safety barrier survey deadline approaches

Pool safety barriers are an important issue for the pool and spa industry, and if you have any interest in pool design, construction, safety, fencing or landscaping you may also have opinions on pool barrier regulation – perhaps very strong opinions, and maybe even some solutions.

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Pools add at least $140,000 to inner Melbourne properties

Melbourne real estate research company, Secret Agent, has conducted research that found swimming pools can add at least $140,000 to the value of a Melbourne property – with some drawing an extra $450,000.

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Terry Evans of Legend Products and Services retires

Industry pioneer Terry Evans, founder of Legend Products and Services, is moving into retirement after selling the business to David Webber, formerly a director of Spa Electrics. The business is being revitalised and “brought into the 21st century” to enable it to better fulfil its potential, while Evans will be moving on to travel Australia […]

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Authorities say to place your outdoor plastic furniture into the swimming pool during high winds. The owners of this hotel in Airlie Beach took that advice and minimised the damage from wind-borne flying furniture

Treating swimming pools after a cyclone

Following the devastating impact of Cyclone Debbie, SPLASH! asked David Lloyd of International Quadratics to provide some advice on cleaning up swimming pools after storms.

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ACT Government recruits Backyard Lifeguards

The ACT Government is trying to recruit all pool owners to become Backyard Lifeguards as part of a pool safety campaign in concert with Royal life Saving, Kids Alive and Kidsafe ACT.

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SPLASH! Magazine Edition 110 March April 2017

The digital version of SPLASH! Issue 110 is now live

Issue 110 of SPLASH! is out now. Among the many features it includes stories on pool toys, fencing, energy, hydrotherapy and local manufacturing, as well as the latest news and most exciting new products.

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